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Botanicals in blue

Botanicals in blue – PhotoAccess workshop

Saturday 31 August, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm — Banks Building

Join PhotoAccess and leading local photomedia artist Kim Sinclair for a hands-on workshop exploring how to create striking cyanotype prints capturing your experience of the Gardens in beautiful late winter bloom.

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Endangered Dampiera fusca

Now you see them, now you don't – Threatened Species Day walk

Friday 6 September and Saturday 7 September, 11.30 am–1.00 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Learn about the diversity of threatened species and communities on show at the Gardens on a special guided walk for Threatened Species Day.

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New Holland. Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Wake Up With the Birds

7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays, 28 September–20 October — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Be enchanted by the birds on this early morning guided bird watching walk through the Gardens.

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Wattle by Irene Lorbergs

Wattle Walks

11.00 am – 12.00 pm daily, 1–8 September — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Discover the wonderful world of Wattles – the genus Acacia – their symbolism and cultural history on this one hour walk which celebrates our national floral emblem.

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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