Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Wattle I Photograph ended on Saturday  1 September 2018.

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The gardens at night. Photo: Irene Lorbergs

Photography afterDARK

Fridays 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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Banks statue

Australian Trees and their Botanists – Summer Guided Walks

Sunday 17 February — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Take a fascinating guided walk uncovering stories of adventure, mystery, sex, and even murder, associated with Australian trees and overseas botanists.

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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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8.30–11.30 am, Saturday 1 September — Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre

Experience an exclusive three-hour guided photography workshop for Wattle Day in the gardens.

Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography will show you how to photograph different types of wattles and capture the detail of flowers, leaves and insects.

You’ll learn all about lighting, colour, composition, depth of field, angles and perspectives. 

All participants must bring their own digital camera. A tripod, extra memory card, and battery are recommended. If you have a macro, 50 mm or telephoto lens then please bring this along (not essential).

This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate photographers aged 15 years and over. Limited to 20 participants.

Bookings are essential and close two days prior to the event.

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Saturday 1 September 8:30 am

When

8.30–11.30 am, Saturday 1 September

Where

Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre

Price

$150.00