There is always something new and exciting to see and do at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Our calendar of events changes regularly, so make sure you keep coming back to see what's happening.
Bring a picnic or purchase food and beverages on the lawn
Fun water activities for the whole family
Sat 3 Jan - Dorothy-Jane Band
(blues & grooves)
Sun 4 Jan - Humbug
Sat 10 Jan - Big Boss Groove
Sun 11 Jan - Hit Parade
(favourites from every era)
Sat 17 Jan - Dr Stovepipe
(western swing, alt country)
Sun 18 Jan - The Fuelers
(rockabilly, country & pop)
Sat 24 Jan - Annie & the Armadillos
(jazz & blues)
SPECIAL EXTENDED AUSTRALIA DAY CONCERT
5.30 – 8.30 pm. Sun 25 Jan - Franklin B Paverty
(toe tappin’ bush)
Concerts will be cancelled on days of total fire ban or severe weather conditions – check the Gardens’ Facebook page and Twitter for updates.
DINNER AND REFRESHMENTS AT THE GARDENS
The Gardens have teamed up with some great caterers to bring you mouth-watering options to tantalise your tastebuds while you soak up the outdoor concert experience. Leave your picnic basket at home and enjoy some of the following dinner options available every night:
Genuine traditional wood fired pizzas made onsite with a range of toppings. Prices ranging from $10-$12 (small) to $15-$18 (large). www.pizza2u-act.com.au
Pulled Pork Rolls in tortilla wrap with salad - small $8 large $12 Pulled Lamb Rolls in tortilla wrap with salad - small $8 large $12 www.googong.org/burraberkshires.htm
Lions Club BBQ
Sizzling steak and sausage sandwiches. www.lionsclubs.org.au
Refreshing ice-creams and milkshakes. www.stallholders.com.au/chameleon.htm
Moderately priced Australian Wine, Beer, cider, fruit juice and soft drinks provided by the Friends of ANBG. www.friendsanbg.org.au
Large selection of barista coffee and tea with fresh cakes and biscuits www.mysweetalice.com.au
ACTEW Water - Snowcones for Kids
Make a $1 donation to the ACT Rural Fire Brigade for your ice cold snow cone.
Water Refill Station
Proudly provided by ACTEW Water.
Parking is available onsite in the main car park with further overflow parking off Clunes Ross near CSIRO (just follow the event parking signs). The Eucalypt Lawn (concert area) is a 5-min brisk walk or 10-min leisurely walk from the main car park, so please keep this in mind when planning your arrival time and what you intend on carrying. There will be a assistance shuttle service (courtesy of The Central by Goodwin Homes) running between the car park and the Lawn for elderly or disabled. Disability parking is also available in the main car park and a dedicated parking volunteer can assist with finding a space on the night.
There will be increased disabled car parking spaces for each concert and a dedicated parking volunteer will assist you on arrival to find a space.
There will be a assistance shuttle service (courtesy of The Central by Goodwin Homes) running between the car park and the Lawn for elderly or disabled. Disability parking is also available in the main car park and a dedicated parking volunteer can assist with finding a space on the night.
There will be a wheelchair/disabled amenity on the Eucalypt Lawn.
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Date: Fri 27 Feb, Sat 28 Feb, Sun 1 Mar, Fri 6 Mar, Sat 7 Mar, Sun 8 Mar
Time: 8pm & 8.30pm
Cost: $25 pp
Bookings essential: Book Now
Our popular 'adults only' tours are back with new menu and wines. A perfect way to spend a warm summer evening in the Gardens, every Friday 9 January to 27 March 2015. Friday 9 January – Book Now Friday 16 January - Book Now Friday 23 January - Book Now Friday 30 January - Book Now Friday 6 February - Book Now Friday 20 February – Book Now Friday 13 March – Book Now Friday 20 March – Book Now Friday 27 March - Book Now
Enjoy a unique night out with short films, comedy from Tripod and live music from My Friend the Chocolate Cake
WHEN: Sat 31 Jan | Time: 6.30 pm | Venue: Eucalypt Lawn | Entry: Various ticket and seating price options |For further information visit www.flixinthestix.com.au/canberra
Create beautifully handcrafted paper and cards through papermaking and other paper crafts through this workshop
Venue: Banks Building | Cost: $180 for 9 weeks or $20 per session | plus $10 membership fee
Bookings essential: email@example.com or 0451 681978 | Workshops designs for people with special needs.
Venue: Banks Building | Spaces limited | Booking contact: ANBG Education 6250 9408
Set out with a series of clues to discover an array of night time plant, insect and animal activity, under guidance from our trained rangers.
Finish the night with an open air fire, toasting marshmallows & supper in the Gardens. 'Super sleuth' prize to the first finishers, and certificates for all participants at the end of the night.
When: March/April 2015 including the school holidays
Register your name here to receive advance notification when online ticket sales open
When: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays | 10.30am & 1.30 pm. Additional daily midweek tours at 10.30am during ACT School Holidays.
Where: Tours begin outside the Visitor Centre.
Cost: $6.00 adult | $3.00 child under 16 and concession | Children under 3 ride free.
Purchase tickets: At the Botanical Bookshop in the Visitor Centre | Booking information 6257 3302.