This event has finished
Summer Sounds ended on Sunday 4 February 2018.
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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.
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.
As the sun goes down over the Gardens, enjoy live music, delicious food and drink and socialising on the picturesque Eucalypt Lawn.
- Saturday 27 January – Annie and the Armadillos
- Sunday 28 January – Laura Alyce Ingram
- Saturday 3 February – Gypsy Jazz Project – Facebook
- Sunday 4 February – Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon
Sounds of Shakespeare
Sat 27 from 5.00 pm
Hear all the great themes embedded in Shakespeare’s work; the passage of time, the pain and pleasure of love, the turmoil of jealousy and the heartache of grief. With Dogberry and Verges, our comedic couple from Much Ado About Nothing, dropping in to lighten the mood, audiences will traverse a gamut of emotions.
Presented by Lakespeare & Co. – a pro-am, Canberra-based company comprised of professional and local actors with a vision to bring Shakespeare to Canberra’s most loved outdoor spaces.
On the lawn from 5.00 pm and during intermission
- Sat 27 (during intermission only) & Sun 28 – Canberra Swing Katz – Facebook
- Sat 3 & Sun 4 Feb – Jumptown Swing – Facebook
Onsite catering from our street stalls
A complimentary assistance vehicle will operate from the car park areas to the Eucalypt Lawn. This service will operate both ways from 5.00 pm and concludes at 8.00 pm.
Summer Sounds is a smoke-free event.
5.00 pm to 7.30 pm, Sat and Sun, 27 Jan to 4 Feb
General entry $5, concession $2, children 12 years and under free