A small standing next to an iron emu silhouette, holding a piece of paper in her hand

Just ticking another Australian animal off the checklist.

2018 Events

Friends of the AALBG Guest Speaker Series

AALBG Conference Room

Dates to be advised.


Other Events

Bonsai Interest Group - Saturday 24th March

10.30am - 12.30pm in the AALBG Conference Room

Are you interested in Bonsai? Particularly Bonsai using native Australian plants? Why not join our new Bonsai Interest Group and learn/share information with like minded people. It promises to be really interesting.  Let us know if you wish to attend by ringing 86419116. Why not make a day of it & book a table for lunch too.

Easter Bilby Adventure - Sunday 1st April (Easter Sunday)

10.30am - 3.00pm


Come along to the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden on Easter Sunday for an Easter Bilby Adventure. Call in to the gift shop any time between 10.30am - 3.00pm to collect the information you need to get started. You'll have fun, learn interesting facts about Bilbies.....oh and you'll receive some Easter eggs, of course!!

Native Bee Day @ Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden - Sunday 15th April

Watch this space as we update with information on available walks, talks, workshops & fun for all ages.

Arid Explorers Children's Garden - FREE and always available

the AALBG has created an "Arid Explorers Children's Garden", a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia's arid lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the "big red" sand pit, exploring & being creative. The shelter shed in this area can be booked for groups/activities/kids parties. If you would like to bring a group to use this space, please call (08) 86419116 to ensure it is available.

Children's Discovery Walk - FREE and always available

Explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and is a wonderful way for families to explore the garden. If you would prefer to print off a checklist before you arrive, you can download one here.

School Holiday Activity Table and Sand Play Table

Every school holidays, including interstate holidays, a free activity table is set up at the Visitor Centre to keep children entertained while parents spend time browsing the gift and plant shop, or enjoying a relaxing coffee in the picturesque cafe. Children can enjoy sand play and create their own landscapes using natural materials gathered from the garden.

For any event enquiries please call (08) 8641 9116.