Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

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Storytime ended on Friday  6 May 2022.

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Current events

Bush animal weaving

Culture on the Move – Bush Animal Weaving Workshops

Monday 10 July and Wednesday 13 July; 10–11.30 am & 1–2.30 pm — Banksia Centre

Create your own bush animal in connection with our MEGAfauna trail.

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Weaving

Culture on the Move – Traditional Weaving Workshops

20 July 10.00am–1.00 pm — Banksia Centre

Learn techniques of the age-old art of traditional weaving.

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MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

1 July – 31 July ; 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Special trail through the Gardens

Step back in time on this family adventure trail to meet the enormous creatures that inspired myths and legends, art and culture.

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Ceremonial Dancing artwork by Teresa Purla McKeeman

Reconciliation Day Weekend Walks

Sunday 29 & Monday 30 May; 10.30 am–11.30 am — Meet outside the Visitor Centre

Join Wiradjuri Man Adam Shipp as he shares his passion for native plants.

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First Friday of each month, 10.00 – 11.00 am — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities in beautiful natural surroundings.

Book Storytime

Storytime is an engaging treat for preschool children, parents and carers.

Each month features a different theme, so there’s always something new for the little ones.

Join us to hear wonderful stories, make new friends and explore the Gardens.

When

First Friday of each month, 10.00 – 11.00 am

Where

Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Price

$5 per child or $10 per family – bookings essential