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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.


Eucalypt Dye Workshops

Wed 30 Nov, Sun 4 Dec, Sun 11 Dec | 9am–1pm | $49 per person | Suitable for 15yrs+

Local textile artist Sally Blake will demonstrate techniques for extracting plant dye from eucalypt leaf and bark. Dye a personalised scarf or fabric section for a cushion cover for yourself or a unique Christmas gift.
Workshops limited to 15 participants. Bookings are essential and will close two days prior to event.
Wednesday 30 November—BOOKED OUT
Sunday 4 December—BOOKED OUT
Book Sunday 11 December

Coming Up

Sunset Cinema| Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat nights from 11 Nov–17 Dec | Various ticket and seating price options. Enjoy latest releases, children’s and classic films in the beautiful garden surrounds. Bring a picnic or purchase your dinner at the event. More information and bookings at http://www.sunsetcinema.com.au/canberra

More information on these and other events and on how to make bookings is available at the Gardens' What's on page