Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Wake Up With the Birds ended on Sunday 15 October 2017.

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Current events

Seed fern fossils

Time Travel Walks – Science Week

11.30 am – 12.30 pm, Monday 13 August, Wednesday 15 August & Saturday 18 August — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Unpack your imagination and step back 3 billion years in time to look at the origin of all plants. Meander through the gardens with a guide and explore major events in plant evolution with living plants illustrating each step.

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Making dyes from eucalypts

Wattle and eucalypt dyeing workshops

9.00 am – 1.00 pm, 22 Aug, 9 Sept & 16 Sept

Join local textile artist Sally Blake in a fun and creative wattle and eucalypt dyeing workshop. Learn how to make flower, leaf and bark dyes and try your new skills out on a take-home scarf using dyes from local acacias and eucalypts.

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Sat & Sun, 23 Sept–15 Oct, 7.45 am–9.15 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

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

Finish your tour at the newly renovated Pollen café (around 9.15 am) where you can purchase a 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. Please visit to make your booking.

For further information email or phone 0421 131 898.


Sat & Sun, 23 Sept–15 Oct, 7.45 am–9.15 am


Meet at the Visitor Centre


$12 for friends members, $15 non-members