Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

This event has finished

Indigenous plant use walks – Canberra and Region Heritage Festival ended on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

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Current events

Bush animal weaving

Culture on the Move – Bush Animal Weaving Workshops

Sunday 10 July and Wednesday 13 July; 10–11.30 am & 1–2.30 pm — Banksia Centre

Create your own bush animal in connection with our MEGAfauna trail.

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Culture on the Move – Traditional Weaving Workshops

20 July 10.00am–1.00 pm — Banksia Centre

Learn techniques of the age-old art of traditional weaving.

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MEGAfauna afterDARK

MEGAFauna afterDARK

2, 3, 7, 8 & 9 July; 5.30 pm–8.30 pm — Throughout the Gardens

Experience a night like no other in this immersive, illuminated and cultural event.

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MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

1 July – 31 July ; 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Special trail through the Gardens

Step back in time on this family adventure trail to meet the enormous creatures that inspired myths and legends, art and culture.

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Wednesdays 13, 20 & 27 April; 10.30 am-11.30 am — Meet at the clock near the entry bridge

Enjoy a guided walk along the Aboriginal Plant Use Trail as part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Week.

Look at Australian plants with new eyes as you discover the importance of plants to First Nations people in Australia. This Ranger-guided walk will take you along the Aboriginal Plant Use Trail where you will learn about how Australia’s plants are used for food and medicine, to make tools and weapons, and for ceremonial practice.

Wednesday 13 April - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 20 April - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 27 April -  SOLD OUT


Wednesdays 13, 20 & 27 April; 10.30 am-11.30 am


Meet at the clock near the entry bridge


$5.00 per person. Bookings essential.