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This is the first edition of our seasonal News from the Gardens. Please subscribe to receive future editions of this e-newsletter.

Canberra’s Rainforest comes to life AfterDARK

Canberra’s young and old are invited through the garden gates for an evening of adventure — to discover the magically lit Rainforest Gully and experience the sounds and scents of the Australian National Botanic Gardens at night [read more].

Floresco in the Gardens

A new dining experience featuring fresh produce and Australian bush foods will soon be on offer at the Australian National Botanic Gardens with the opening of our new cafe — Floresco in the Gardens [read more].

Alive with colour this autumn

As the leaves start to fall throughout Canberra's suburbs and we prepare for the cooler months, come and see the beautiful autumn display of native blooms at the Gardens [read more].

The Gardens recruit some seedy volunteers

Volunteers have been assisting the Gardens with collecting seeds for its conservation Seed Bank.

Between November 2011 to February 2012, Gardens' staff and the Seedy Volunteers undertook 17 local field trips collecting 74 different species - making a total of 99 collections for the Seed Bank [read more].


Featuring colourful displays from schools within the ACT, this exhibition will reflect the fascinating lifestyle of the endangered native species, the Bilby
30 March – 9 April | 9.30 am - 4.30 pm daily | Visitor Centre Gallery

Enjoy this series of workshops designed to bring out your child's inner artist and help them explore the fascinating world of the endangered native bilby.
Various dates, times and ages | $12 per person

A boutique sale with unique plants produced from cuttings and seeds of species from within the Gardens. Be early for best selection and bring a bag or box for your purchases. Plant list
14 April | 8.30 am - 11.30 am or until sold out | Crosbie Morrison car park

An exquisite collection of botanical paintings and drawings of Australian native plants, featuring over 70 works displaying the richness of Australian flora by the Friends Botanical art groups.
12 April – 13 May | 9.30 am - 4.30 pm daily | Visitor Centre Gallery


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