What's on

There is always something new and exciting to see and do at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Our calendar of events is changing all the time.

  • Sunset Cinema

    Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat nights: 11 Nov – 17 Dec

    Various ticket and seating price options

    Enjoy latest releases, children’s and classic films in the beautiful garden surrounds. Bring a picnic or purchase your dinner at the event.

     

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  • Eucalypt Dye Workshops

    Wed 30 Nov and Sun 4 Dec | 9 am – 1 pm

    $49 per person | Suitable for 15 years and over

    Local textile artist Sally Blake will demonstrate techniques for extracting plant dye from eucalypt leaf and bark.

    • Choose to dye a personalized scarf or fabric section for a cushion cover, either for yourself or a unique Christmas gift. Workshops limited to 15 participants.

      For more information on Sally's dyes go to www.sallyblake.com/eucalyptus-dyes-1

      Bookings are essential as places are limited and bookings close two days prior to event.

      This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

       

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  • Exhibitions at the Visitors Centre

    Exhibitions in the Visitor Centre Gallery aim to provide enjoyment for visitors through a broad program of display material including fine art, craft, photography, sculpture and other creative forms.




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  • Friday Storytime for Preschoolers

    Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities brought to life by the ACT Storytellers. An engaging treat for pre-school children, parents and carers.

    First Friday of month (different theme each month)
    10.00 am (duration one hour)
    $5 per child | No bookings required



    • Monthly Themes

      November – Summer Stories

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  • Thursday Talks

    Are you interested in the environment? Would you like to learn more about Australian native plants and other aspects of the natural world?

    Find out more in the Thursday Talks run by the Friends of the Gardens at lunchtime from 4 February to 25 November 2016.


    • 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

       

      2017 Talks

      To be advised

      Queries to Sue.Serjeantson@bigpond.com

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  • Grandparents Playgroup

    The Grandparents Playgroup for grandkids meets on Thursdays from 10.00 am – 11.30 am in the Gardens.

    Venue: Banks Building | Spaces limited

    For Playgroup membership enquiries email: gpgcanberra@gmail.com


  • Flowers, Fruit and Foliage

    Pick up a leaflet at the Visitor Centre and follow the numbered posts to explore a selection of our plants, many are flowering now. Distance and time varies from week to week.

    See what's in flower
  • Flora Explorer Tours

    Discover the Gardens in relaxing style with a 45 min guided highlights tour aboard our 13-seater electric bus.

    • When: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays | 10.30 am & 1.30 pm.

      Where: Tours begin outside the Visitor Centre.
      Cost: $6.00 adult | $3.00 child under 16 and concession | Children under three ride free.
      Purchase tickets: At the Botanical Bookshop in the Visitor Centre | Booking information 6257 3302.

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  • Free Guided Walks

    Meet a volunteer guide at the Visitor Centre for a free one-hour tour of the Gardens. Tours depart daily at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm.

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