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  • Free general admission

Forecourt tours and tea

  • Winter: Saturday 1 August 2020, 10–11.30am
  • Spring: Saturday 31 October 2020, 10–11.30am
  • Summer: Saturday 6 February 2021, 10–11.30am

*Tour dates have been selected based on when the plants in the garden are most likely to be flowering or producing.

Tours are accompanied by morning tea in the garden (weather permitting), featuring ingredients found in and around Canberra.


$25 adult
$20 concession
$17.50 Museum Friends
$60 family (2 adults and 2 children)

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Temporarily unavailable

Autumn: Saturday 28 March 2020, 10–11.30am CANCELLED

Join Adam Shipp (Wiradjuri) of Yurbay for a walk through the National Museum’s new Forecourt Garden. Experience the sights and scents of the season as he shares his knowledge of native plants.

An assortment of bush foods including berries and nuts displayed on a platter made from bark.

Adam Shipp

Adam is a Wiradjuri man based in Canberra. A skilled communicator and enthusiastic bush-food advocate, Adam prides himself on his strong work ethic and proven ability to design and deliver catered programs and workshops. His passion for his culture and people drives him to share his abundant knowledge of the food and medicine plants that grow in the ACT.

Yurbay Consultancies

Yurbay (‘You ra bi’) is the Wiradjuri word for seed.

Yurbay provide a range of services to connect you and your family, friends and work colleagues to local food and medicine plants. Workshops and talks are available at your office, lecture hall, centre or school. Yurbay also offer guided walks on country.

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