What's on at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
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.
June in the Gardens
Download a flyer of what's on in the Gardens in June.
Image: Correa 'Canberra Bells' - Canberra's Centenary flower
Bring new light to a winter's night and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Gardens' native flora by night.
Warm your hearts and hands with a delicious hot chocolate, then participate in the construction of your own hand made lantern.
Have your lanterns lit by a guide then embark on a fascinating after dark discovery of the Gardens.
When: Saturday 1 June, Saturday 6 July, Saturday 3 August 2013
Time: 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm | Gates open 6pm and close at 6.30pm sharp
Cost: $20 adult plus online booking fee; $15 concession; $15 child plus online booking fee
Bookings: Essential as numbers are limited | MORE INFORMATION
Gardening 101 Workshops
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Australian natives with some of Canberra’s most knowledgeable experts.
Presented in association with the Australian Native Plant Society | Cost applies
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
Featuring themes from paintings by the artist, JMW Turner
Be 'Turned on' to the colour, light and atmosphere of nature in the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Many works of the famous British artist, J.M.W. Turner are currently on display at the National Gallery of Australia. Turner is famous because he "created the extraordinary in capturing the colour, light and atmosphere of nature."
When: Saturdays throughout June | 11.00 am | Free
Where: Walks begin at the Visitor Centre
Bookings available for groups at booked times | group booking fee applies
Come join us for a story and a craft activity in the Gardens.
When: Friday 7 June | 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
Thursday Talks and 2013 Centenary Chats
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
Cost: Gold coin donation to the Friends of the ANBG
Free Guided Walks
Free Guided Walks by the Friends Volunteer Guides
Daily at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm
Meet at the Visitors Centre
Friends Events and Activities
See Friends' Calendar for special events and activities organised by the Friends of the ANBG