Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Treasures in Timber exhibition ended on Monday  3 October 2022.

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Current events

Australian bonsai - Leptosperum aphrodite

2024 Exhibition of Australian Plants as Bonsai

24 and 25 Feb, 11 am and 2 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

This annual exhibition showcases the best of Australian bonsai. This year’s theme is The Australian landscape in the palm of your hand.

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Leafcutter bee (Hylaeus sp) on Callistemon brachyandrus by Helen McHugh

Guided Walk: Native Bees with Peter Abbott

1 & 2 March, 10 am — Meet in the Visitor Centre

Join bee expert Peter Abbott for a guided walk looking at the native bees that can be found at the Gardens. 

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ANPS plant sale

ANPSC Autumn Plant Sale

Saturday 16 March, 8.30 am - 1 pm or until sold out — Southern car park

With over 50 years of experience growing Australian plants in the Canberra region, the Australian Native Plant Society Canberra specialises in well-labelled, good-quality, competitively priced plants that are ideal for new and established gardens.

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Growing Friends Plant Sale

Growing Friends Native Plant Sale

Saturday 2 March, 9 am – 11.30 am (or earlier if sold out) — Banksia Centre carpark

A boutique sale of native plants grown by the Gardens' Growing Friends using material sourced in the Gardens.

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Friday 30 September–Monday 3 October 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

The ACT Woodcraft Guild’s Annual Exhibition 2022 will showcase the work of the members and special interest groups within the guild.

The guild is an organisation of people based in the ACT and surrounding region who love wood and love to make things with it. Its members come from diverse backgrounds, ages and levels of expertise. 

There will be a large range of hand-crafted items for sale, including:

  • Turned pens
  • Furniture
  • Chopping boards
  • Bowls
  • Toys
  • Boxes
  • and much more




Friday 30 September–Monday 3 October 9.30 am–4.30 pm


Crosbie Morrison Building