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Exhibition uncovers the Red Centre

As a precursor to the opening of the Red Centre Garden, the Australian National Botanic Gardens is presenting a special exhibition Uncovering the Red Centre. [read more]

Working together to save the Ginninderra Peppercress

A large team from the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the ACT Government, Greening Australia and local volunteers accomplished its mission to plant more than a thousand endangered Ginninderra Peppercress (Lepidium ginninderrense) [read more].

An intriguing display of orchids

Over 2000 visitors caught a rare glimpse of the Gardens' research collection of native Dendrobium orchids when we recently opened our Research Glasshouse to the public [read more].

Blooming success for rare species

The Australian National Botanic Gardens and our partner ACTEW Water have once again worked together to help save the endangered small purple pea, Swainsona recta [read more].

Gardens gives rare local plant a lifeline

A rare plant discovered growing in New South Wales only five years ago will now have a better chance at survival thanks to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage [read more].

Floresco in the Gardens shows new shades

Dining al fresco at Floresco in the Gardens cafe has just gotten better. New louvred awnings have been installed to enhance the outdoor dining experience at Floresco [read more].

A gift to your Gardens

Did you know you can donate online?

We welcome your generous support to help us continue to enhance the highest quality of enjoyment, learning and research in horticultural practice, plant science and community education [read more].

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].


A two day centenary celebration full of engaging and stimulating events, talks, displays, performances and presentations under the themes of 'Bush Traditions, Stories, People, Food and Music'. Activities will be focused around the Eucalypt Lawn and new Red Centre Garden of which a major feature will be a celebration of Australian indigenous culture and their ancient connections to country and land.

Saturday and Sunday 2 & 3 November | 10.00 am - 4.00 pm | Eucalypt Lawn

See some of the Gardens' amazing birds while surrounded by the beauty of Australian plants in spring followed by a delicious breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens Cafe.

Saturdays and Sundays through 13 October | 7.45 am | Gates open at 7.30am | Bookings essential

Explore the Gardens by night with an education ranger and guest indigenous presenter and discover the natural and cultural values of the bush to Aboriginal people. Includes a bush tucker tasting.

Saturday 5 October; 7.00 pm | Friday 1 November; 8.00 pm | Bookings essential

A Centenary family feast of music and dancing under the stars

This evening outdoor concert will showcase local bush, blues and rockabilly music talent including the Fuelers and Sparrow Folk (winners of the ABC Radio 2013 'Exhumed' competition), plus more offerings soon to be announced. A delicious Bush Tucker Dinner is also available

Saturday, 2 November 2013| 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm | Eucalypt Lawn
Early Bird entry tickets @ $10 adult and only available online until Sunday 20 October (kids 17 and under free). Tickets then increase to $15 adult (kids still free) and only available on the night | Purchase Early Bird Tickets and Bush Tucker Dinner Tickets

Covering topics as diverse as native garden design, propagation, permaculture, bonsai and pot containment techniques, these workshops are tailored to participants that have little or no previous knowledge.

When: various weekend dates
Where: Crosbie Morrison Building
Places limited | Bookings essential


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