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Huge Centenary summer at the Gardens

Getting ready to kick off Canberra's centenary year in style, the Australian National Botanic Gardens has announced an exciting program of summer events [read more].

Sunset Cinema
Cinema under the stars

The Sunset Cinema is coming to the Gardens for the first time commencing this February. The series will feature new release blockbusters, retro classics and family favourite films – all showing with a beautiful backdrop of Australian flora [read more].

The perfect gift

Treat your loved ones to a special evening of live string music and gourmet tastings of locally produced food and wine [read more].

Livistona palm
The Gardens brings the Red Centre to Canberra

The Australian National Botanic Gardens' has welcomed one of the main features to its exciting new Red Centre Garden development – an eight metre high palm, Livistona mariae [read more].

Volunteers recognised
Dedication and commitment – the Gardens thank our volunteers

On International Volunteer Day, the Australian National Botanic Gardens paid tribute to its more than 150 volunteers – some of whom have served the Gardens for up to 25 years [read more].

Virtual herbarium
Explore 200 years of Australia's natural history - at the click of a mouse

Want to know more about Australia's fascinating plants and animals?

Now you can thanks to new and updated versions of Australia's Virtual Herbarium and the Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums [read more].

online donations
A gift to your Gardens

Did you know you can donate online?

We welcome your generous support to help us continue to enhance the highest quality of enjoyment, learning and research in horticultural practice, plant science and community education [read more].

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Guided walk
Explore the Gardens

Free guided walks | daily 11.00 am and 2.00 pm

Flora Explorer bus tours
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays | 1.00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays during January | 1.00 pm
Cost $6 adult: $3 child


Download the Summer in the Gardens 2013 brochure for the full program of summer events

Start the centenary year with a month-long entertainment program featuring some of the best band and dance talent in the nation's capital.

When: Saturdays and Sundays | 5 – 27 January 2013
Time: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Where: Eucalypt Lawn, Australian National Botanic Gardens
Cost: $5 donation per car or group

Gather your family and friends and enjoy an intimate evening of quality short films and music featuring The Whitlams, under the stars on the Eucalypt Lawn.

When: Saturday 2 February 2013
Time: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Where: Eucalypt Lawn
Cost: $36.90 adult, $31.90 student/pensioner, $19.90 child under 13, $89.90 family    

Enjoy your favourite latest release, classic and arthouse films in the beautiful garden surrounds. Bring a picnic or pre-order your evening meal. Beer, wine, soft drink, juice and water available for all movie screenings as well as hot buttery popcorn and tasty coffee.

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings | 7 February - 16 March 2013
Time: 7.00 pm
Where: Eucalypt Lawn
Cost: $18.20 adult, $15.10 concession, $12 child, $42.70 family

Get up close and see live displays of snakes, lizards, turtles and frogs.

When: Thursday 17 - Sunday 20 January 2013
Time: 10 am - 4 pm weekdays | 10 am - 6 pm weekends
Where: Crosbie Morrison Building
Cost: $2 child, $5 adult, $4 concession

Enjoy stories and craft activities in the Gardens.

When: Friday 1 February 2013
Time: 10 am
Cost: $5 child | Suitable for families


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