Australian National Botanic Gardens

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

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Current events

The gardens at night. Photo: Irene Lorbergs

Photography afterDARK

Fridays 26 October, 9 November, 18 January and 15 February, Times vary depending on sunset — Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre

Join Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography for an exclusive three hour guided night photography workshop in the gardens. Learn how to 'paint with light' during sunset, dusk and the black of night.

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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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Summer Sounds

5.00 pm – 7.30 pm, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 February 2019 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy live music, dancing and delicious food and drink as you chill to the sounds of summer.

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Sunset Cinema on the Eucalypt Lawn

Sunset Cinema

Wednesdays to Saturdays, 28 November 2018 to 12 January 2019. Gates open 6:30 pm. — Eucalypt Lawn

Experience cinema among the eucalypts this summer. Gather together your family and friends for a night out to remember. Sit back, relax and watch the stars under the stars!

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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