Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens has re-opened to visitors from 29 October 2021.

We are pleased to welcome visitors back to the Gardens from 8.30 am to 5 pm.

We will continue to follow guidelines set by the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward and COVID-19 response.

This event has finished

ACT Threatened Species Children's Art Competition 2019 ended on Sunday 14 October 2018.

Visit the What's on page for current and upcoming events.

Current events

Who Did That Children's Trail

Secrets of the Australian Bush – a family adventure

Monday 17 January, Wednesday 19 January, Friday 21 January, Tuesday 25 January, Thursday 27 January; 10.30 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.

More information and bookings
Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 25 November – 26 February 2022 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy your favourite movies under the eucalypts and sky of beautiful sunsets, clouds and stars. Book now! Nightly Food Truck. Fresh Popcorn & Snacks.

More information
Outdoor exhibition 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, 7 September – 13 October — Paperbark Treehouse Garden

Discover Australia’s threatened species from the perspective of young artists in this outdoor exhibition.

The Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition helps children unleash their artistic creativity while learning about the extinction crisis facing our native plants and animals.

Young artists aged 5–12 can choose any Australian threatened plant or animal species to design an original work of art. Finalists’ artworks will be printed and hung in an outdoor exhibition at the Gardens.

There are three age categories: 5–7 year olds, 8–10 year olds and 11–12 year olds.

Prizes will also be awarded in the special categories of most unusual entry, best plant entry, best group-work entry and the best written explanation or story of a work.

Two new prize categories have been added for 2019: best all abilities and best local species (the ACT local area extends to the sea including Jervis Bay and the rest of coastal southeast NSW)

A number of highly commended awards will also be given.

More info

Any questions? Please contact Helen Church at helen@hsi.org.au or 02 9973 1728 (office hours only).

You might also want to browse the competition entries or visit the Threatened Species Commissioner Facebook page.

When

Outdoor exhibition 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, 7 September – 13 October

Where

Paperbark Treehouse Garden

Price

Free