ClimateWatch and the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Guided walks through the Gardens help visitors to see and understand the beauty of Australia’s native flora, as well as the ideas and effort involved in creating, maintaining and developing the Gardens. The Volunteer Guide Service is a joint program of the Gardens and the Friends of the Gardens.

During the Bush Blitz event, volunteer guides will offer two types of walks:

  • Guided walks will leave the Visitor Centre at the normal times of 11am and 2pm. These walks will include a visit to a little-known area of the Gardens where a number of ‘Bush Blitz’ species are growing. These plants have been grown from ones collected by Gardens’ staff during a 2015 Bush Blitz to Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
  • New ClimateWatch walks will also be offered at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Learn how you can engage with the Garden’s collection of Australian native plants and contribute to valuable research to help protect our native plant species. Recommended for ages 11+.

Both types of walk are FREE and take approximately one hour. Bookings will be required for the ClimateWatch trail walks only – bookings can be made from 10am on the day.

Volunteer guide, Maureen Connolly. Image: Alan Munns