Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Sunset Cinema ended on Saturday 24 February 2024.

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Free guided walk: Botanists of the Trees

10 - 16 June, 11 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 3 pm

On this free guided walk see some of the trees and hear stories that encompass adventure, mystery, sex and even murder!

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Garden of Letters by the Canberra Calligraphy Society

8 May 2024 - 2 June 2024 — Visitor Centre at the Australian National Botanical Gardens

Join the Canberra Calligraphy Society for their next exhibition ‘Garden of Letters’ 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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Gardens Through Time: Self-guided heritage trail

Sun 14 April - Fri 31 May — Maps available from the Visitor Centre

Look back in time to see how the Gardens has grown and changed on this self-guided historical photo trail.

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Thurs 23 Nov 2023 to Sat 24 Feb 2024 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy your favourite movies under the stars in the beautiful surrounds of the Eucalypt Lawn. 

The outdoor movie season is kicking off again with the return of Sunset Cinema to the Gardens! 

Back for its 11th season, Sunset Cinema will be screening a mix of new releases, family faves, and all-time classics over 3 glorious months.   

Bring along your own picnic blanket and chair, or upgrade your ticket to include a bean bag for the night. For a premium experience upgrade to the Sunset Lounge chair, which includes a bean lounge for one, reserved prime viewing area, and bottomless popcorn! 

Snacks will be available from the fully licensed on-site snack bar. 


There is ample carparking space available at the Gardens. Please do not park on Clunies Ross Street. 


The Gardens is an outdoor site with varied terrain. Wheelchair accessible parking is available and access for people with limited mobility is possible to the Sunset Cinema site. The carpark is approx. 10-mins walk for an able bodied person on an undulating, sealed footpath.  

A mobility shuttle will be available to/from the site from the carpark if/when required. Users must call phone number provided upon arrival at the collection point in the carpark.  

A wheelchair accessible toilet will be available at the event site.  


No pets permitted.  

Smoking is permitted only in marked areas.  

No BYO alcohol.  

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Thurs 23 Nov 2023 to Sat 24 Feb 2024


Eucalypt Lawn


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