Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Native Plant Sale – Presented by the Growing Friends ended on Saturday  7 April 2018.

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Current events

Seed fern fossils

Time Travel Walks – Science Week

11.30 am – 12.30 pm, Monday 13 August, Wednesday 15 August & Saturday 18 August — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Unpack your imagination and step back 3 billion years in time to look at the origin of all plants. Meander through the gardens with a guide and explore major events in plant evolution with living plants illustrating each step.

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Making dyes from eucalypts

Wattle and eucalypt dyeing workshops

9.00 am – 1.00 pm, 22 Aug, 9 Sept & 16 Sept

Join local textile artist Sally Blake in a fun and creative wattle and eucalypt dyeing workshop. Learn how to make flower, leaf and bark dyes and try your new skills out on a take-home scarf using dyes from local acacias and eucalypts.

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Saturday 7 April, 8.30 am – 11.00 am (or earlier if sold out) — Crosbie Morrison Building car park

A boutique sale with plants grown by the gardens’ Growing Friends from material sourced in the gardens.

All proceeds go to support the gardens. Come early for best selection.

Information on some of the plants for sale

A plant list will be available on this website closer to the sale date.


Saturday 7 April, 8.30 am – 11.00 am (or earlier if sold out)


Crosbie Morrison Building car park


Regular plants $5, advanced plants $10