Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Wake Up With the Birds ended on Sunday 14 October 2018.

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Banks statue

Australian Trees and their Botanists – Summer Guided Walks

Sunday 17 February — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Take a fascinating guided walk uncovering stories of adventure, mystery, sex, and even murder, associated with Australian trees and overseas botanists.

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In the rainforest gully for Luminous Botanicus

Luminous Botanicus IV: Shade of Trees

Fridays and Saturdays 1, 2, 8 and 9 March, 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm — Begins at the Visitor Centre

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the natural world after dark with a self-guided discovery of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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NatureArt kids club

NatureArt kids club

Last Sunday of every month, February–November, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon — Banks Building

Join NatureArt Kids Club art and science adventures for an exciting exploration of nature in the gardens.

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7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays 22 September–14 October — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Be enchanted by the birds on this early morning guided birdwatching walk through the gardens.

It is a great time to come and observe the feeding and nesting behaviour of the birds and their young. 

Finish your tour at Pollen cafe, where you can purchase coffee or breakfast and chat with the guides.

  • Bring binoculars if you have them. Some binoculars will be available.
  • Numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Not suitable for children under 8 years.

How to book

Bookings essential. 

For further information email or phone 0421 131 898.


7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays 22 September–14 October


Meet at the Visitor Centre


$15 per person, $12 for Friends members