Australian National Botanic Gardens

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MEGAfauna: myths and legends! ended on Sunday 31 July 2022.

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Current events

Guided Walk

Amazing Women in the World of Plants

6-12 March: 11am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals but groups of more than six people should contact a week before the planned walk.

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ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

18 March, 8.30 am–1.30 pm (or until sold out) — Southern car park

Browse Canberra's best range of Australian native plants, including many local species. Thousands of plants to choose from.

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First Friday of every month, except January — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.

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The Story of the Australian National Botanic Gardens

12-18 Jun: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm

How did these gardens start? Where were the first trees planted and who planted them? Who were some of the people to shape the Gardens and what was their contribution? What is next in the Gardens development? Join a free guided walk to visit significant historical developments in the Gardens while enjoying the plants.

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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 inspire myths and legends, art and culture.

 Let your imagination run wild and daydream about what it was like to live with these gigantic animals.

Search the Gardens to find the megafauna, ancient plants and more. 

Pick up your map from the Visitor Centre or download MEGAfauna: myths & legends trail map [PDF]  to start your journey.

An enjoyable school holiday experience suitable for adults and families alike, and its free!

Wheelchair and pram accessible.

Expand your adventure and explore the Gardens by night at our ticketed MEGAfauna afterDARK events



1 July – 31 July ; 8.30 am – 5.00 pm


Special trail through the Gardens