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    Australian National Botanic Gardens
    Australian National Botanic Gardens
    Australian National Botanic Gardens

    Australian National Botanic Gardens

    The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.

    The Red Centre Garden during Enlighten - Luminous Botanicus.

    Prehistoric trail for National Science week - in partnership with the National Dinosaur Museum.

    Prehistoric trail for National Science week - in partnership with the National Dinosaur Museum.

    "Eastern Spinebill impersonating a hummingbird" - pic shared by twitter follower @leo_qbn

    Afternoon adventure in the Red Centre Garden - this pic shared by twitter follower ‏@honeybeebook

    The beautiful Waratah - Telopea speciosissima - floral emblem of New South Wales

    Darwinia squarrosa (Turcz.) Domin Fringed Mountain Bell Australian National Botanic Gardens

    The Friends photographic group capture the beauty of the Gardens' plants. Image by Pam Rooney.

    Seedy Volunteers help collect seed for our alpine seed collection - contributing to conservation of Australia's alpine flora.

    Volunteers lead visitors in relaxing style aboard the Flora Explorer tour

    Visitors get get a unique glimpse of the Gardens with our Volunteer Guides. Image by Alan Munns.

    A Gardens' volunteer leading one of our popular guided walks

    Volunteers hands-on planting in the Grassy Woodland Garden

    Grevillea oligomera from Western Australia. We grow this in a pot with special soil to ensure conditions are just right.

    Aerial view of our spectacular Red Centre Garden - right here in the nation's capital.

    View from the artwork by Teresa Purla McKeeman based on her painting commissioned by the Gardens.

    Coymbia 'Dwarf Orange' - in spectacular summer bloom. See it on our Eucalypt walk. Photo: P. Canadell

    Playtheca galioides - another beautiful flower from Western Australia in flower in a special pot alongside the Rock Garden lawn at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Photo S Sonntag - spring 2013

    Pretty in pink - yet another form of the same species of orchid, Dendrobium speciosum. No wonder botanists have had such a hard time agreeing on how many species there are. But ANBG researchers have confirmed with genetic analysis, it is one species with two sub-species.

    Dendrobium speciosum grows in a variety of habitats from rocky outcrops to the trunks of trees, all along the 3000 km easter coastline of Australia.

    Dendrobium speciosum on display in our Research Glasshouse | For a limited time only while flowers bloom!

    Opening the doors to the Gardens' Cool Temperate Orchid Research Collection See a spectacular mass flowering of our research collection of cool temperate orchids from the species Dendrobium speciosum

    Volunteer guides have a special sneak peak of the Red Centre Garden.

    EMERGING FROM RED CENTRE SAND Tiny seedlings of ephemeral daisies popping up in the Red Centre Garden. A mix of Polycalymma stuartii, Brachyscome iberidifolia, Shoenia cassiniana, and Rhodanthe floribunda.

    What better way to enjoy the music of Summer Sounds than with friends and family among the gum trees on the Australian National Botanic Gardens Eucalypt Lawn.

    All feet were tapping with Los Chavos and their Latin beat - at the Summer Sounds concerts for the first time in 2013.

    Local favourites, The Cashews, live on stage at Summer Sounds at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

    The crowd are really into the groove with Canberra Swing Katz during the Find30 dance interval at Summer Sounds.

    Gardens' staff have a bit of fun for the camera while on duty at Summer Sounds. Thanks to City News photographer Andrew Finch for the photo.

    Folk Dance Canberra has the crowd up and dancing during the Find30 Every Day dance interval - and taking advantage of the band's intermission at the Gardens' summer concerts.

    The Find30 Every Day Family Hub was abuzz with activity - sponsored by ACT Health at the Summer Sounds concerts.

    Gardens Education Rangers show off the features of eucalypts during the Find30 guided walk at the Gardens Summer Sounds concert series.

    As Famous as the Moon perform on a gorgeous summer evening at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

    Waste busters sort the recycling and compost from the rubbish at the Australian National Botanic Gardens summer concerts. Thanks Waste Busters!

    Kids love the kids activity table at the Australian National Botanic Gardens Summer Sounds concerts - run by the Friends of the Gardens.

    Annie and the Armadillos perform to a great crowd at the Australian National Botanic Gardens during the 2013 concert series.

    Summer Sounds crowd enjoys Annie and the Armadillos at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

    This is Regelia inops from the Myrtaceae family - brought to you at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, all the way from Western Australia. Photo: S Sonntag