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Gardens unveils Eucalypt Discovery Walk

Wind your way through the Gardens and discover 21 of Australia's iconic eucalypts with the new self-guided walk which is supported by interpretation signs and a printed brochure. [read more]

Blitzing the spectacular Red Centre

Julie Percival, Gardens horticulturalist, joined of a group of 15 scientists and five teachers on a 12 day expedition to Henbury Station, near Alice Springs, monitoring and collecting new plant and animal species as part of Australia’s largest biodiversity discovery program—Bush Blitz. [read more].

Rare native plant released into the wild after 22 years

A team of translocation experts from the Gardens and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage headed into the field to boost the population of a rare species, Hakea pulvinifera, known from only one population on a hillside near Lake Keepit. [read more].

Mammals linked with endangered underground orchid

Gardens scientist, Mark Clements has made an intriguing discovery that two mammals, the Swamp Wallaby and Long-nosed Bandicoot could dictate where you can find the endangered Eastern Underground Orchid, Rhizanthella slateri. [read more].

Gardens Librarian announced as ACT's Favourite

Catherine Jordan, the Librarian at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, has been announced as the ACT winner of the Australia's Favourite Librarian competition. [read more].

Turned on walks inspired by Turner's paintings

Themes from paintings by the famous artist JMW Turner are being featured in free guided walks at the Australian National Botanic Gardens Saturdays at 11.00 am during the months of June, July and August. [read more].

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And learn a skill for life with our Bush Venturer workshops
Mon 8 July | 9 am – 12 noon and Thurs 18 July | 1 pm – 4 pm | Suitable for ages 9 – 13

Get hands on and discover the tricks plants use to spread their progeny. Investigate how different methods affect plant distribution and evolution of new species over time.

When: Saturday 17 August and Sunday 18 August 2013
Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Cost: Free | Bookings essential    

More Science Week activities 

An exhibition exploring traditional patterns from Scar Trees transposed onto canvas, by Duncan Smith.

When: Saturday 6th July – Sunday 25 August 2013
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm daily
Where: Visitor Centre Gallery    

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


Learn how to create detailed botanical drawings with graphite | Presented by Sharon Field, Canberra Institute of Botanical Art

When: 20 July – 21 July 2013
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Crosbie Morrison Building
Cost applies | Bookings essential


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