Australian National Botanic Gardens

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

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Xerochrysum bracteantha

Colour in Winter Guided Walks

Monday 8 August–Sunday 14 August, 11.00 am–12.00 pm daily — Meet at the clock near the bridge

Brighten your winter day and discover the spectacular colours of leaves, bark, flowers and seeds in the Gardens with a Volunteer Guide.

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Storytime for Canberra Tree Week


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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Thursday talks, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Thursday Talks

Resume in February 2022 — Theatrette

Our Thursday lunchtime talks cover diverse aspects of the natural world in Australia and around the globe. Bookings essential.

Discover upcoming talks
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.