Australian National Botanic Gardens

12.30 pm on Thursdays from February through November — Theatrette
Our Thursday lunchtime talks cover diverse aspects of the natural world in Australia and around the globe.

The talks are aimed at a  general audience and everyone is welcome.

Please direct queries about the talks to the Thursday Talks Team

To assist in maintaining COVID-19 guidelines, bookings are essential.

The booking link for each talk is on the Friends calendar website entry for the respective talk. Bookings available from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night before the talk.


16 November | Botanical Art & Illustration: Convergence of Art and Science 

Margaret Saul 

Join Margaret Saul, a distinguished botanical artist, illustrator, and instructor, to experience a visual feast of botanical art arising from the exploratory voyages of Australia through to the masterful works by her and her contemporaries. 

30 November | 3 years on from the 2020 mega-fires. The course of recovery of the vegetation in Morton and Tallaganda National Parks 

Dr Roger Farrow 

Roger, an unretired entomologist following a career in CSIRO Entomology, will illustrate three years of a complex pattern of succession that is already apparent in two different plant communities, namely, heathland in Morton NP and forest in Tallaganda NP. 


12.30 pm on Thursdays from February through November




Entry by donation