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. It's a very rewarding experience.



Fun with Felt - Sewing Australia's Feathered Friends

Saturday 17th October   10.30am - 11.30am

A great way for kids to get creative whilst also learning about some of Australia's beautiful birds.......but mostly it's just about having fun!! 

Suitable for ages 5+

Bookings recommended by calling 86419116

$5 per child (to be paid upon booking)



Sunday 18th October   7.30am

Join our very own Bird Guru, Peter, for an informal and fun exploration of the birds in our Garden. Finish the experience by joining Peter in our visitor centre for a delicious breakfast (with a hot drink or juice included) and enjoy some fun discussion with Peter & your small group.

Time: 7.30am (meeting in the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden car park) followed by breakfast at 9.00am

Cost: $30 per person (includes bird tour AND breakfast/drink)

Bookings essential: 86419116 (numbers limited)

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.