Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Indigenous plant use walks – NAIDOC Week ended on Wednesday 10 July 2019.

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Fuzzy Berry by Amy Jones, Erindale College. 1st prize colour.

23rd annual schools photographic competition

Entries close on Wednesday 2 October — Australian National Botanic Gardens

Ignite your passion for Australian plants and show off your artistic creativity and photographic skills through images taken in the Gardens.

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Bushland Nature Walk

Bushland Nature Walk – guided walks

10.00 am – 11.30 am, Thursdays 17, 24 & 31 October & 21 November — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join a volunteer guide to discover flowering plants along the Bushland Nature Walk and enjoy spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin.

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Treasures in Timber box

Treasures in Timber exhibition and workshops

Friday 4 October to Monday 7 October, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

Discover the finest work of the ACT Woodcraft Guild, meet the members and discover a variety of woodworking techniques through demonstrations.

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New Holland. Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Wake Up With the Birds

7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays, 28 September–20 October — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Be enchanted by the birds on this early morning guided bird watching walk through the Gardens.

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Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July, 10.30 am – 11.30 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join a ranger and enjoy an easy walk along our Aboriginal Plant Use Trail.

You’ll discover how Indigenous people from across Australia used plants for food and medicine, to make tools and weapons, and for ceremonial practice.

This is a great activity for the whole family. Engage your senses!

Cost $5. Bookings are essential.

Book 9 July 10.30 am

Book 10 July 10.30 am



Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July, 10.30 am – 11.30 am


Meet at the Visitor Centre


$5.00 per person. Bookings essential.