Events & Opportunities




Are you interested in becoming a volunteer here at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden? It's a great opportunity to learn & share knowledge about native plants and also spend time with like-minded people.  Our wonderful volunteers provide guided tours, propagate plants, maintain the garden etc. If you are interested or just have some questions about possibly becoming a volunteer, please call our manager on 08 8641 9117 or 86419116. It's a very rewarding experience.



Easter Bilby Adventure

Come along & join in the FREE Easter fun of our "Easter Bilby Adventure". Call into the Gift Shop at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden on Easter Sunday (4th April) any time between 10am and 2pm & we'll get you started. You'll explore the Garden, learn some interesting Bilby facts & of course receive some little Bilby chocolates!! Call us on 86419116 if you have any queries.


Ongoing Events

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) 8641 9116 to ensure it is available.

Arid Explorers Garden - fun & exploration for our young visitors

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.