Australian National Botanic Gardens

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MEGAfauna: once there were giants! ended on Sunday 25 July 2021.

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Current events

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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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Storytime

Storytime

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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26 June –25 July 2021 — Special trail through the Gardens

Embark on an adventure trail filled with nature, science and history! Come face to face with Australia’s prehistoric past by immersing yourself in the Gardens newest Megafauna trail – the first of its kind in Australia.

Giant animals that went extinct thousands of years ago will be on display throughout the Gardens: wombat-like creatures the size of hippos, flightless birds that weighed twice as much as modern emus, a turtle with a horned head and spiked tail, and a giant monitor lizard to name a few. 

Adventurers are encouraged to step back in time and learn about the last ice age and gain an understanding of how plants and animals co-existed thousands of years ago. 

Wheelchair and pram accessible.

When

26 June –25 July 2021

Where

Special trail through the Gardens

Price

Free