Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Heritage Festival - Indigenous plant use walks ended on Thursday 27 April 2023.

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Australian bonsai - Leptosperum aphrodite

2024 Exhibition of Australian Plants as Bonsai

24 and 25 Feb, 11 am and 2 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

This annual exhibition showcases the best of Australian bonsai. This year’s theme is The Australian landscape in the palm of your hand.

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Leafcutter bee (Hylaeus sp) on Callistemon brachyandrus by Helen McHugh

Guided Walk: Native Bees with Peter Abbott

1 & 2 March, 10 am — Meet in the Visitor Centre

Join bee expert Peter Abbott for a guided walk looking at the native bees that can be found at the Gardens. 

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ANPS plant sale

ANPSC Autumn Plant Sale

Saturday 16 March, 8.30 am - 1 pm or until sold out — Southern car park

With over 50 years of experience growing Australian plants in the Canberra region, the Australian Native Plant Society Canberra specialises in well-labelled, good-quality, competitively priced plants that are ideal for new and established gardens.

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Growing Friends Plant Sale

Growing Friends Native Plant Sale

Saturday 2 March, 9 am – 11.30 am (or earlier if sold out) — Banksia Centre carpark

A boutique sale of native plants grown by the Gardens' Growing Friends using material sourced in the Gardens.

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Wednesdays 12th, 19th & 26th April; 10.00 am-11.00 am — Meet at the clock near the café bridge

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

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.

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Wednesdays 12th, 19th & 26th April; 10.00 am-11.00 am


Meet at the clock near the café bridge


$10.00 per person (excluding booking fee). Bookings essential.