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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.

Rainforest Drawing Workshops

Join contemporary artist Genevieve Swifte under the rainforest canopy for an immersive landscape course that engages all of the senses. Develop a series of drawings inspired by the flora, fauna, weather and light of the Gardens' Rainforest Gully.

12 & 13 May or 19 & 20 May | 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

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Coming Up

FLORA EXPLORER TOURS Discover the Gardens in relaxing style with a 45 min guided tour aboard our 13-seater electric bus | Sat, Sun and public holidays at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm | Book tickets in the Botanical Bookshop

CREATING A VISUAL ART DIARY: USING ART TO CONNECT WITH NATURE Slow down. Look at nature. Find your inspiration in the natural world - presented by Jindii Eco Spa | Sunday 17 june 10.00 am-12.00 am

Pollen, a café featuring healthy, modern, wholesome food and relaxed dining experience at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Bookings available via Pollen website


More information on these and other events and on how to make bookings is available at the Gardens' What's on page