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ACTC Tree Climbing Championships

ACT Tree Climbing Championships

Saturday 4 May, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Eucalypt Lawn

Witness a tree climbing competition consisting of six events including work climb, open ascent, speed climb, throwline, aerial rescue and masters.

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Tree week symposium

Canberra Tree Week Symposium

Friday 10 May, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm — Theatrette

Join the Tree Week Symposium for special topics related to all things trees in Canberra.

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Visual art diary

Creating a Visual Art Diary

Sunday 26 May, Sunday 18 August 10.00 am – 12.30 pm — Banks Building

Learn how nature and art can be combined to create unique, beautiful and captivating artistic images in a creative and inspiring session with Julia Lanford.

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NatureArt holiday program

Puggles and Explore NatureArt school holiday program

15–18 April, 8–12 July, 15–19 July 2019 — Banks Building

Discover and learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. Get to know the birds, insects, marsupials, reptiles and the unique Australian plant communities featured in the Gardens.

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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. 

There will also be a short guided walk showing a variety of wattles and eucalypts within the Gardens. 

This workshop is suitable for participants 15 years and over. 

Bookings are essential and close two days prior to event.

  • Book Sunday, 9 September - SOLD OUT
  • Book Sunday, 16 September - SOLD OUT

When

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

Price

$70 per person