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Follow the sound of music

Why is Roland Peelman, the artistic director of the Canberra International Music Festival perched contemplatively in a eucalypt [read more]?

Sabbia Gallery Sydney brings Ernabella to the Gardens

This July, the Gardens will be hosting a special touring exhibition by Sabbia Gallery Sydney in conjunction with the 14th Australian Ceramics Triennale - Stepping Up [read more].

Teaming up to collect rainforest plants

Since the inception of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, our collection has been based on wild field collections. This summer, Gardens' staff joined with Wollongong Botanic Gardens and the Australian Botanic Gardens Mt Annan under the auspices of the South East Bioregion Botanic Garden Group to visit a floristically unique area near Jamberoo, known as the 'Whispering Gallery' [read more].

Autumn flowers in the Gardens

Although the days are shorter and the weather a bit cooler, autumn in the Gardens can be as brilliant as spring or summer with fantastic flower and foliage colour. Enjoy the colours and textures as you discover the beauty and diversity of Australia's plants [read more].

A new book for Canberra region gardeners from the local Australian Native Plants Society

The fifth edition of 'Australian Plants for Canberra Region Gardens and other cool climate areas' was launched recently by Ian Warden, Gang-Gang Journalist, The Canberra Times. [read more].

Day spa opens its doors at the Gardens

Visitors to the Gardens can now unwind with a relaxing massage or pampering session at the new Jindii EcoSpa [read more].

A day in the life of a seedy vol

The National Seed Bank at the Australian National Botanic Gardens has been able to call on 17 dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, known as the 'Seedy Volunteers', to help with its seed collecting activities [read more].

Meet Sarah Mathews, CSIRO Research Scientist

Seeking to understand the origins and diversification of plant lineages and comparing some lineages with others, is just part of a day’s work for Research Scientist Sarah Mathews [read more].

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Gardens venues and catering from Floresco - perfect for your next occasion

The Gardens is the perfect place to hold your next occasion. With a range of facilities, beautiful surroundings and delicious catering, the Gardens is an ideal venue for your celebrations, meetings, training days or presentations [read more].


New tours and challenges! Gather your family, bring a torch, follow the clues and discover the fascinating plant, insect and animal life in the Gardens at night. Finish your evening with supper and toasting marshmallows over the open-air fire.

afterDARK Scavenger Hunt School Holiday Hunts | Fri 10, 17 & 24 Apr | 7 pm | $27 adult, $23 child/conc | Not suitable for children under five years

Participate in a lantern making workshop then embark on a fascinating night tour of the Gardens with your own ranger guide.

Saturday 6 June, Saturday 4 July and Saturday 1 August | 6.30pm | $25 adult, $20 child/conc | Not suitable for children under five years

A botique sale of selection of native plants propagated by the Friends of the Gardens from material sourced in the Gardens

Saturday 11 April 8.30 to 11.00 am or until sold out | Crosbie Morrison Carpark | Plants $3 & $5

A collection of botanical paintings and drawings by the Friends' Botanic Art Group. Artworks for sale

Until Sunday 19 April 9.30 am – 4.30 pm | Visitor Centre Gallery | Free

Take a walk through the green labyrinth of the Gardens discovering music and musicians beneath the canopy and hidden among the bushes - part of the 2015 Canberra International Music Festival

Thursday 7 May | 12.00 pm | Various ticket options | Further information –

The story of three artist's interpretation of bogs and fens as part of the 2014 Craft ACT Artists-in-Residence program. Also see their final artwork at the Craft ACT Gallery from 9 April to 16 May

24 April - 16 May | 9.30 am – 4.30 pm | Visitor Centre Gallery | Free


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