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.

This event has finished

Threatened Species guided walks ended on Sunday 22 May 2022.

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

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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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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16 – 22 May 11.00 am–12.00 pm — Meet at the clock near the cafe bridge

Join a free guided walk to see some of the beautiful Australian plant species that are endangered, hear about threats to their survival and learn about the Gardens’ work to help preserve them. 

Every year the third Friday in May is Endangered Species Day when people around the world can learn about and take action to protect species threatened with extinction.

No booking required for individuals. Bookings essential for groups of seven or more at a week before planned walk.


16 – 22 May 11.00 am–12.00 pm


Meet at the clock near the cafe bridge