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.
TOWARDS THE FUTURE: INSPIRATION, CONSERVATION, EDUCATION AND RECREATION
The Australian National Botanic Gardens has released a new Master Plan for 2015 – 2035.
The Master Plan provides the framework for the Gardens’ projected infrastructure to support enhanced visitor experiences, horticulture and research capabilities over the next 20 years.This long-term vision will ensure that the Gardens continue to grow as an outstanding botanic garden for the benefit of generations to come.
EXHIBITION : YABGAUPALA TJUTA WAAKARINYI: Ceramics from Ernabella Australia
In conjunction with the Australian Ceramics Triennale 'Stepping Up' this exhibition will present ceramic works from a group of Ernabella artists.
4 – 12 July | Visitor Centre Gallery | Free
SUNDAY STORY SESSIONS | with the ACT Storytellers Escape into the Gardens with a guided storytelling experience exploring the themes of 'Fire and Light in the Australian bush'. Begin your adventure with a tasty morning tea followed by a 'bush adventure' and finish toasting marshmallows over a fire in the Red Centre Garden | Suitable for families with primary school aged children
Sunday 12 & 26th July & Sunday 30th | 10:30 am - 12:00 noon | Adults $20/Children and Concession $15 | Bookings Essential
afterDARK LANTERN TOURS
Participate in a lantern making workshop to bring on a fascinating night tour with your own ranger guide. Explore the various garden habitats and habitants - including the beautifully lit Rainforest Gully | Saturdays 4 July and 1 August, Wednesdays 8 and 15 July | 6.30pm (gates open 6pm - 6.30pm) | Bookings: Essential | $25 adult, $20 child/conc | Not suitable for children under five years
Bookings and a full events listing available at the Gardens' What's on page