Australian National Botanic Gardens

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National Botanic Gardens Day – Free Flora Explorer Rides ended on Sunday 26 May 2019.

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Botanicals in blue

Botanicals in blue – PhotoAccess workshop

Saturday 31 August, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm — Banks Building

Join PhotoAccess and leading local photomedia artist Kim Sinclair for a hands-on workshop exploring how to create striking cyanotype prints capturing your experience of the Gardens in beautiful late winter bloom.

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Endangered Dampiera fusca

Now you see them, now you don't – Threatened Species Day walk

Friday 6 September and Saturday 7 September, 11.30 am–1.00 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Learn about the diversity of threatened species and communities on show at the Gardens on a special guided walk for Threatened Species Day.

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New Holland. Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Wake Up With the Birds

7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays, 28 September–20 October — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Be enchanted by the birds on this early morning guided bird watching walk through the Gardens.

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Wattle by Irene Lorbergs

Wattle Walks

11.00 am – 12.00 pm daily, 1–8 September — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Discover the wonderful world of Wattles – the genus Acacia – their symbolism and cultural history on this one hour walk which celebrates our national floral emblem.

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Sunday 26 May 10.30 am – 2.30 pm — Leave from the Visitor Centre

Celebrate National Botanic Gardens Day with a new way to see the Gardens on board our electric bus.

Ride in comfort and style up to the top of the Gardens. 

Hop off and explore the Gardens or loop all the way back to the Visitor Centre. Fun for all the family!

The Flora Explorer will leave every 30 minutes from the Visitor Centre. 

National Botanic Gardens Day celebrates the important work of botanic gardens in conservation. It is held on the last Sunday of May across Australia and New Zealand.

When

Sunday 26 May 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

Where

Leave from the Visitor Centre

Price

Free