Australian National Botanic Gardens

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A Celebration of Wattles ended on Sunday 10 September 2023.

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Current events

Guided walk andy.

Free guided walk: Botanists of the Trees

10 - 16 June, 11 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 3 pm

On this free guided walk see some of the trees and hear stories that encompass adventure, mystery, sex and even murder!

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Gardens of academe

Gardens of Academe by Elizabeth Truswell

5 - 30 June, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm daily — Visitor Centre

Visit The Gardens for the latest watercolour and charcoal artworks by Elizabeth Truswell.

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Megafauna 2024.

Magnificent MEGAfauna: Hide and Seek

1 - 31 July, daily

Explore the Gardens in July to find some unique ancient animals!

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NAIDOC week walks

NAIDOC Week: Aboriginal Plant Use Walks

Wed 10 July, 9.30 am and 11.30 am — Meet outside the Visitor Centre

Celebrate NAIDOC week at the Gardens by learning about a range of important native plants with proud Wiradjuri man Adam Shipp.

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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