Inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora
The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.
The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild. This helps protect them against extinction and provides information which might assist reintroduction to their natural habitat.
SHARE YOUR PASSION! BECOME A VOLUNTEER GUIDE AT THE GARDENS
Learn and communicate about Australia's unique flora and the work of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Be part of a group of like-minded enthusiasts who enjoy spending time in the beautiful and ever-changing Gardens environment and learning more about Australian plants.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS | Experience the beauty of early morning in the Gardens when birds are at their most active on a guided bird walk followed by breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens. Weekends in September and October | 7.45 am September | Saturdays 19 and 26 September and Sundays 19 and 27 September October | Saturday 3 and 10 and Sundays 4 and 11 October | Bookings essential | Cost: $32.00 for Friends members and $35.00 for non-members
ABORIGINAL (WIRADJURI) CULTURE WITH LARRY BRANDY | Join Aboriginal storyteller Larry Brandy as he shows how Wiradjuri people hunted and found food in traditional times, plus paint a boomerang to take home. Accompanying parents free to participate | Fri 2 Oct | 10.30 am – 12 pm l $10 per child l Bookings essential
ORCHID RESEARCH GLASSHOUSE OPENS ITS DOORS| Experience the beauty, fragrance and colour of hundreds of native cool temperate orchids, Dendrobium speciossum, in mass flower in the Gardens Research Glasshouse. Only open to the public until early October whilein full bloom.
Bookings and a full events listing available at the Gardens' What's on page