Spring walks

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Friends of the ANBG are delighted to present a number of walks this spring.

Last year the Volunteer Guides prepared specialised walks for the Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference held at the ANBG. You are invited to join a Guide on one of these walks.

Please note there are a limited number of places available for each walks, so bookings are essential: please use the links below. Except where stated otherwise, the walks are open to the public.

Getting To Know Eucalypts

 Sunday, 12 August 2018

Explore Australia’s iconic tree species on this one-hour walk with Volunteer Guide John Turnbull. Stroll through the ANBG admiring the eucalypts; learn to identify the three genera in this Myrtaceae  family; discover the stories behind their naming as well as more about their leaves, flowers, fruits and growth habits.

Time Travel

 Monday, 13 August 2018

 Wednesday, 15 August 2018

 Saturday, 18 August 2018

Unpack your imagination and step back 3,000 million years in time to look at the origin of all plants. Meandering along through the Gardens, the major events in the evolution of plants will be explored with living plants illustrating each step. Using a timescale of one year, we will time travel forward to today, watching the development of plants from their humble beginnings to the present amazing diversity of Australian flora. Join us in an incredible journey through time.

Bushland Nature Trail

 Thursday, 20 September 2018

 Thursday, 18 October 2018

Join us to discover the variety of plants on the Bushland Nature Trail. The trail is in the Bushland Precinct of the Gardens and is part of the local Black Mountain environment. Accompanied by a Volunteer Guide, discover the plants flowering at this time of year and enjoy spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin. Our walk will end at the Lookout and return along the trail to the Visitor Centre.

Australian Plants in Art: From Postcards to Politics

 Wednesday, 10 October 2018

 Wednesday, 17 October 2018

How have artists responded to Australian native plants over the last 200 years? Come for a stroll with our Volunteer Guides to discover and discuss what have been the inspirations behind the artwork and the messages conveyed.

Pollinators At Work In the Gardens

(Friends only)

 Tuesday, 30 October 2018

 Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Join local expert, Dr Roger Farrow, a retired entomologist from CSIRO, on a free walk through the Gardens observing a variety of pollinators at work. Discover the myriad of ways flowers attract pollinators and guide them to their pollen. Visual aids will be used to help identify pollinators.


  • These walks are only for Friends of the ANBG.
  • Dr Farrow will also be leading separate walks for members of the Volunteer Guides and Plant Science Group. Those walks will be advertised at their meetings, and bookings are organised through those groups.


Cost: Free.

Enquiries: memberswalks@friendsanbg.org.au

Meet: Visitor Centre, ANBG.

Bring: Water, appropriate footwear.