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Imagine yourself... wandering through the Red Centre

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a new Red Centre Garden showcasing the iconic significance of the continent's red centre as the physical and spiritual heart of Australia, right here in the nation's garden within the nation's capital. [read more].

Tour the Gardens in relaxing style on the Flora Explorer

Visitors can now tour the Australian National Botanic Gardens in a relaxed style aboard the new Flora Explorer – a 12-seater electric passenger vehicle [read more].

Endangered pea goes home

In partnership with ACTEW, around 70 plants of the endangered small purple pea (Swainsona recta) were planted in the ACT following a successful propagation program delivered by the Australian National Botanic Gardens [read more].

Climate watch trail
New ClimateWatch trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens

An exciting program allowing visitors to become 'citizen scientists' and monitor the effects of climate change on Australian native plants has been launched by the Australian National Botanic Gardens [read more].

The Gardens light up a cold winter's night

Bring new light to a winter’s night with the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ new afterDARK Firefly Tours [read more].

Australian Seed Bank Partnership 1000 Species Project

The 1000 Species Project is a national seed collecting initiative and a key project of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership (ASBP) – which is developing a national network of conservation seed banks [read more].


Learn the inside story and meaning of dot painting directly from an award winning aboriginal artist.
Monday 16, Wednesday 18 and Friday 20 July | 10.30 am - 12.00 noon | 10 years +

A selection from five series of naturalistic watercolour paintings and preparatory sketches of Australian nature by Fiona Pfennigwerth.

When: Until 28 June
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm daily
Where: Visitor Centre Gallery    

An exhibition of images submitted as part of the annual Working on Country Photographic Competition. Photos by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people participating in Indigenous projects supported by the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative, including Working on Country and Indigenous Protected Areas projects.

When: 1 July - 15 July 2012
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm daily
Where: Visitor Centre Gallery 

Yet another wonderful technique to add to their botanical art experienceLearn to achieve great effects with techniques of using tools to scratch a thin layer from specially coated board.

When: 7 July – 8 July 2012
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Crosbie Morrison Building
Cost applies | Bookings essential


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