Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Plants Through Time ended on Sunday 23 July 2023.

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Current events

Gang of Four Exhibition

Gang of Four Exhibition

3 - 28 July 2024, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre

Join the Gang of Four for their next exhibition at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Gardens of academe

Gardens of Academe by Elizabeth Truswell

5 - 30 June, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm daily — Visitor Centre

Visit The Gardens for the latest watercolour and charcoal artworks by Elizabeth Truswell.

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Megafauna 2024.

Magnificent MEGAfauna: Hide and Seek

1 - 31 July, daily

Explore the Gardens in July to find some unique ancient animals!

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Megafauna Insights

Megafauna Fun

Fridays & Saturdays 5 & 6 July, 12 & 13 July, 19 & 20 July at 10.15 am & 11.15 am — Rock Garden Friends Shelter & Eucalypt Lawn

Join children’s author Bronwyn Saunders for MEGAchats about MEGAfauna!

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17 – 23 July, 11am – 12pm & 2pm – 3pm — Meet at the clock near the bridge.

Come and see some examples of the earliest types of plants and trace the development of plants on this free guided walk as part of MEGAfauna: a walk through time!

See the kinds of plants that were around at the same time as the dinosaurs and how much they had changed by the time the megafauna arrived.

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.

Image: Cycad (Macrozamia sp.) cone. Cycads produce a large cone which opens up when ripe to show vibrant colours. The bright seeds attracted megafauna, in mass feeding events.


17 – 23 July, 11am – 12pm & 2pm – 3pm


Meet at the clock near the bridge.