Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Music and More with Lucky Jim ended on Sunday  8 May 2022.

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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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Monday 2 May, Thursday 5 May, Sunday 8 May; 10.00 – 11.00 am  — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Prepare to be entertained and amused by the ever-youthful Lucky Jim during his special curated shows for Canberra Tree Week. 

Kids and carers will be treated to activities and live performances full of toe-tapping tunes, ridiculous stories, imaginative lyrics and general silliness. 

Book 2 May 

Book 5 May - Cancelled

Book 8 May

Who’s Lucky Jim? 

Lucky Jim is a Canberra-based musician, storyteller and teacher specialising in music for early childhood and Primary-aged children and their families. He’s been playing music in Canberra for over 20 years in bands such as Dubba Rukki, Bontes, Doctor Stovepipe and NYASH!. 
For the past 5 years he has been touring for Musica Viva with the band Doctor Stovepipe playing music in schools around Australia. Lucky Jim has also worked as a music teacher for organisations such as Young Music Society, Music for Everyone and Musica Viva. 

You can expect the highest quality of musicianship at a Lucky Jim show as he plays songs that cover styles from calypso to rockabilly. When he performs with his band, his Imaginary Friends, the energy and mayhem escalate. 

Lucky Jim will perform a unique, curated event for Tree Week at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. His one-off show will feature forests of tree-themed tunes and activities.  





Monday 2 May, Thursday 5 May, Sunday 8 May; 10.00 – 11.00 am 


Crosbie Morrison Lawn 


Adults $8  Child & concession $6; Numbers limited. Bookings essential.