Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens extended temporary closure

The Australian National Botanic Gardens will be temporarily closed to visitors until 18 June 2020.

Our Gardens are treasured by locals and visitors alike, and we understand many people would have been looking forward to visiting, however the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and local communities is our utmost priority. We all have a role to play in minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Our thoughts are with the community during this difficult time and we encourage social interaction with the Gardens via our website and social media platforms. Please join our online community via Facebook and Instagram as we’ll continue to share stories and provide updates as they come to hand. We also encourage everyone to share stories, special memories and photographs of the Gardens through these platforms.

We will continue to care for our precious living collections and seed collections during the temporary closure.

We look forward to seeing you again in our beautiful Gardens in the future.

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.

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