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The Gardens host activites and events to suit all tastes, from our celebrated Summer Sounds concerts, to new and innovative workshops and exhibitions. And lots of outdoor fun for children and families. 

 


Banksia bauerii
April in the Gardens

Download a flyer of what's on in the Gardens in April.

Image: Banksia baueri

 
 

Art in the Gardens with Friends

A collection of botanic art featuring Australian native plants. Many of the plants featured are in the ANBG collection. The majority of paintings will be for sale with a proportion of proceeds going to support Friends activitie.

When: Saturday 22 March to Monday 21 April, 2014
Time: 9:00 - 4:30 daily
Where: Visitor Centre Gallery

 

Chorizema cordatum by Kerrie Nogrady

 

 

 


Star Gazers AfterDARK Tours

Begin the evening with a heart warming hot chocolate, then embark on a fascinating night tour of the Gardens with our rangers. The tour culminates with sky watching on the Rock Garden Lawn with the Canberra Astronomical Society. Not suitable for children under 5 years

When: Saturday 3 May
Time: 7pm (gates open 6.30pm and close promptly at 7pm)
Venue: Crosbie Morrison Building
Cost: $22.50 adult, $16.50 child (5 – 16 yrs)(includes online booking fee)
Bookings: Essential and only available online | Bookings close 48 hours prior to event
PURCHASE TICKETS: Saturday 3 May | Wednesday 23 April - CANCELLED


AfterDARK Firefly Tours

Bring your ‘firelight’ into the Gardens as part of our winter afterDARK Firefly Tours. Participants begin by making their own lantern, then head out on a fascinating after dark discovery of the Gardens with our rangers. Explore the various garden habitats and habitants - including the beautifully lit Rainforest Gully.

When: Saturdays 7 June, 5 July & 2 August
Time: 7pm (gates open 6.30pm and close promptly at 7pm)
Venue: Crosbie Morrison Building
Cost: $22.50 adult, $16.50 child (5 – 16 yrs)(includes online booking fee)
Bookings: Essential and only available online | Ticket sales coming soon | Bookings close 48 hours prior to event
PURCHASE TICKETS: Saturday 7 June | Saturday 5 July | Saturday 2 August


Paper Crafts with Paperworks

Create beautifully handcrafted paper and cards through the medium of papermaking and other paper crafts.

When: 14 February - 11 April 2014 | 1.00 - 3.00 pm
Where: Glasshouse room | Banks Building
Cost: $180 for 9 weeks or $20 per session | plus $10 membership fee
Bookings: Essential as places are limited info@paperworks.org.au or call 0451 681978

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Bush Magic Storytime

Enjoy Mother's Day stories and a craft activity in the Gardens.

When: Friday 2 May | Storytime is on the first Friday each month
Time: 10 – 11 am
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
Cost: $5 per child | Suitable for pre-schoolers
Bookings: Not required

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Flora Explorer Tour bus

Flora Explorer Tours

Discover the Gardens in relaxing style in this one hour guided tour aboard a 12-seater electric bus.

When: Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays | 1.00 pm
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

 

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Thursday Talks 2014

A fascinating series of talks about Australian plants, plants of the world and special topics related to plants. Presented by the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

When: Thursdays from February to November
Time: 12:30pm
Where: Theatrette
Cost: Gold coin donation to the Friends of the ANBG

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Free guided walks
Free Guided Walks

Free Guided Walks by the Friends Volunteer Guides

Daily at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm
Meet at the Visitor Centre

 


Friends activities
Friends Events and Activities

See Friends' Calendar for special events and activities organised by the Friends of the ANBG

 

 

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