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Following in the footsteps of fire

Staff from the Australian National Botanic Gardens have mounted a successful expedition in search of the threatened plant species Dampiera fusca [read more].

Red Centre Garden
The Red Centre Garden begins to transform

The construction of the Australian National Botanic Gardens' Red Centre Garden is now well and truly underway and each week something new is unfolding [read more].

100 things to do at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
100 things to do at the Gardens this Centenary year

In celebration of Canberra’s Centenary year, the Gardens has launched our own Facebook campaign 100 things to do at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, reflecting on the diverse and unique experiences the Gardens has to offer [read more]. 

Collecting for Conservation

The Gardens’ National Seed Bank has made a significant contribution to the conservation of specific high-priority native species during a successful summer field collecting season [read more].

Spend your school holidays in the Gardens

Enjoy a range of holiday workshops for all ages, from young children to young adults. [read more]

Celebrate Art in the Gardens with Friends

Experience a different light on Australian plants with a visit to the sixth botanical exhibition Art in the Gardens with Friends at the Australian National Botanic Gardens [read more].     

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Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Australian plants with some of Canberra’s most knowledgeable experts.

Monthly workshops presented in association with the Australian Native Plant Society | Cost applies

Embark on a fascinating night tour of the Gardens after being treated to a heartwarming hot chocolate. Finish with stargazing on the Rock Garden Lawn with The Canberra Astronomical Society.

Saturday 6 April, 4 May 6.30 pm | $20 adults, $15 concession plus online booking fee | Bookings essential

A delightful day out for the whole family with garden workshops, presentations, guided walks and performances including the Blamey Street Big Band. Bring a picnic or try the special bush BBQ from Floresco in the Gardens Cafe

Sunday 7 April | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm Café & Crosbie Morrison Lawns | Free

Fascination of Plants Day

Discover Australian eucalypt stories on the new self-guided Eucalypt Trail, take a free guided walk and join in Gardens' activities to celebrate Fascination of Plants Day.

When: Saturday 18 May | Fascination of Plants Day official website

Enjoy stories and craft activities in the Gardens. Suitable for pre-schoolers

First Friday of every month | 10.00 am | Follow the signs from the café bridge | $5 per child

In celebration of Canberra’s centenary year, the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens are hosting special monthly Centenary Chats as part of their 2013 Lunchtime Talks program.

Thursdays | 12:30pm | Australian National Botanic Gardens Theatrette | Entry by gold coin donation

Morning Tea for Seniors

Enjoy High Tea at Floresco in the Gardens Cafe and talks by Gardens staff.

Tuesdays 9, 23 April; 7, 21 May; 4, 18 June; 2 July | 10.00 – 11.30 am | Floresco in the Gardens Cafe    
$9.50 per person


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