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.
The IMB Sunset Cinema is back returning for it's third season. With summer well & truly on the way, it's a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather than with friends & family on the Gardens’ Eucalypt Lawn. Kicking off Friday 14th November with a fantastic range of films - there is something for everybody!
Enjoy latest releases, children’s and classic films in the beautiful garden surrounds. Bring a picnic or purchase your dinner at the event. Cost: Various ticket and seating price options
When: Wed, Thurs, Fri and Saturday evenings from Friday 14 November – Saturday 20 December
Where: Northern Eucalypt Lawn, Australian National Botanic Gardens
Cost: Various ticket and seating price options
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.
Proudly supported by:
Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest nature discovery programme, a partnership between the Australian Government, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Earthwatch Australia. This unique project has discovered over 825 species in the last 5 years and is helping to promote and preserve Australia’s unique biodiversity with help from the ANBG. See some up close and personal photographs of some of the weird and wonderful plants, animals and invertebrates discovered by Bush Blitz.
WHEN: 11 November – 3 December 2014 | Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm | Venue: Visitor Centre Gallery | Entry: Free
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
These extremely popular ‘adults only’ tours are soon to return with new menu and wines to be experienced. A perfect way to spend a warm summer’s evening in the Gardens, commencing in December 2014 and continuing through to March 2015.
Avoid missing out by registering to receive first notification of online bookings.
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
Time: 10 - 11 am | Suitable for families
Where: Follow the signs from the Cafe or check in at the Visitor Centre for details on the day | Storytime will be held indoors during wet and cold weather.
Please ensure all children come with sun protection, closed shoes and a supervising adult.
Bush Magic Storytime ThemesSummer Stories | November
Christmas in the Bush | December
Cost: $5 per child | Suitable for pre-schoolers.
Bookings: Not required.
Thursday talks cover a diverse range of topics. They are aimed at a well-informed general audience and everyone is welcome.
Where: Theatrette at 12.30 pm | Cost: Entry by Donation
The Mulligans Flat-Goorooyarroo Woodland Experiment
Kate Grarock| 6 November
Learn about research into the critically-endangered Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Plants of the Peruvian Andes and Their Australian Connections
Dr Roger Farrow| 13 November
Hear about some connections between plants in the Andes and Australia, across a range of families
The ANBG under its First Director, 1979 to 1989
Associate Professor Don Beer| 20 November
Find out about the Great Fire of 1984, the Wettest Winter, Princess Di and Other Episodes
The Perfumery in the Ancient World
Karl van Dyke| 27 November
Learn about the use of plants in perfumes of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans
When: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays | 10.30am & 1.30 pm. Additional daily midweek tours at 10.30am during ACT October 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.