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.
March in the Gardens
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Explore two of Australia's most iconic landscapes, the lush green rainforest and the fiery red desert, with an enchanting evening at the Australian National Botanic Gardens' Rainforest to Desert tour nights.
After participating in a pre-tour aperitif, your journey commences underneath the canopy of the beautifully lit rainforest gully, then traversing across the rock garden region with views to the city and Black Mountain Tower, and culminating in the red sand dunes of our new Red Centre Garden.
With stars as your ceiling, you will enjoy a delicious dessert.
When: Fri 28 Feb, Sat 1 Mar, Sat 8 Mar and Sun 9 Mar
Time: Tours commence at 7.30pm and 8pm | drinks commence half hour before tour start time
Cost: $46 per person plus booking fees | PURCHASE TICKETS
Over 30 Australian plants as bonsai on display. Demonstrations at 2:00 pm daily to help you learn about growing and styling Australian plants as bonsai. This Exhibition is being held in conjunction with the 3rd Symposium on Australian Plants as Bonsai
When: Saturday 15 March and Sunday 16 March 2014 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Demonstrations at 2pm
Where: Crosbie Morrison Building
Cost: Adult $4.00 | Concession $2.00 | Children (under 12 years) Free
Paper Crafts with Paperworks
Create beautifully handcrafted paper and cards through the medium of papermaking and other paper crafts.
When: 14 February - 11 April 2014 | 1.00 - 3.00 pm
Where: Glasshouse room | Banks Building
Cost: $180 for 9 weeks or $20 per session | plus $10 membership fee
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Enjoy stories about animals that visit waterholes and a craft activity in the Gardens.
When: Friday 7 March | 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
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
Thursday Talks 2014
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 Visitor Centre
Friends Events and Activities
See Friends' Calendar for special events and activities organised by the Friends of the ANBG