Australian National Botanic Gardens

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

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Current events

Phylotheca myoporoides 'Poorinda' by sbrogers

Focus on Flowers Guided Walks

10 October – 16 October, 11.00 am–12.00 pm and 2.00 pm–3.00 pm daily — Meet at the clock near the bridge

Discover Australian spring flowers, such as delicate orchids, tiny thryptomene, stunning waratahs and big impressive gymea lilies.

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ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

15 October, 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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Who Did That Children's Trail

Secrets of the Australian Bush – a family adventure

Monday 26 September, Wednesday 28 September, Friday 30 September, Tuesday 4 October, Thursday 6 October; 10.30 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.

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First Friday of every month — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

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

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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