Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

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Bush animal weaving

Culture on the Move – Bush Animal Weaving Workshops

Sunday 10 July and Wednesday 13 July; 10–11.30 am & 1–2.30 pm — Banksia Centre

Create your own bush animal in connection with our MEGAfauna trail.

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Weaving

Culture on the Move – Traditional Weaving Workshops

20 July 10.00am–1.00 pm — Banksia Centre

Learn techniques of the age-old art of traditional weaving.

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MEGAfauna afterDARK

MEGAFauna afterDARK

2, 3, 7, 8 & 9 July; 5.30 pm–8.30 pm — Throughout the Gardens

Experience a night like no other in this immersive, illuminated and cultural event.

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MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

1 July – 31 July ; 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Special trail through the Gardens

Step back in time on this family adventure trail to meet the enormous creatures that inspired myths and legends, art and culture.

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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