Australian National Botanic Gardens

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A Celebration of Wattles ended on Sunday 10 September 2023.

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Current events

ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

Sat 21 Oct, 8:30am - 1:00pm (or until sold out) — Southern car park

This spring sale will feature around 5,000 Australian native plants with 250 different species represented. All plants are selected to be suitable for Canberra and surrounds.

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Who Did That Children's Trail

Secrets of the Australian Bush – a family adventure

Tue 3 Oct & Thu 5 Oct: 10.30am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.

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First Friday of every month, except January — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.

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Thursday talks, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Thursday Talks

12.30 pm on Thursdays from February through November — Theatrette

Our Thursday lunchtime talks cover diverse aspects of the natural world in Australia and around the globe. Bookings essential.

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4 - 10 September 2023, 11.00 am–12.00 pm & 2:00pm - 3:00pm — Meet at the clock near the bridge

The Golden Wattle is Australia’s floral emblem; the first plant to emerge after the bombing of Hiroshima was a wattle; wattle seeds were an important food source for Indigenous people from inland Australia.

Learn some other interesting facts and hear stories about wattles on a free guided walk.

Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of more than six people should contact a week before the planned walk.


4 - 10 September 2023, 11.00 am–12.00 pm & 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Meet at the clock near the bridge