Australian National Botanic Gardens

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

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Current events

Bilby trail2.

Bilby trail and craft activities (self-guided)

Fri 29 Mar - Sun 28 Apr — Collect a map from the Visitor Centre

Learn about the bilby and its habitat on a children's self-guided trail.

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Corneliab o gossypiumsturtianum.

Bush Fragrance

6 Apr – 5 May 2024 — Visitor Centre at the Australian National Botanical Gardens

This exhibition celebrates the work of the Botanic Art Group and their love of native flora.

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Tree walks.

Free Guided Walk: Parliamentary Timber

6 to 12 May, 11 am–12 pm & 2–3 pm — Meet at the clock near the bridge.

Join a free guided walk during ACT Tree Week to learn about the beautiful Australian timbers featured in Parliament House.

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Garden letters t.

Garden of Letters by the Canberra Calligraphy Society

8 May 2024 - 2 June 2024 — Visitor Centre at the Australian National Botanical Gardens

Join the Canberra Calligraphy Society for their next exhibition ‘Garden of Letters’ at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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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.