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  • Open
  • Free general admission

Forecourt tours and tea

Dates

Autumn:

  • Thursday 27 May 2021, 1–2.30pm
  • Thursday 27 May 2021, 3–4.30pm
  • Saturday 29 May 2021, 9.30–11am
  • Saturday 29 May 2021, 11.30am–1pm

Winter:

  • Thursday 5 August 2021, 1–2.30pm
  • Thursday 5 August 2021, 3–4.30pm
  • Saturday 7 August 2021, 9.30–11am
  • Saturday 7 August 2021, 11.30am–1pm

Spring:

  • Thursday 4 November 2021, 1–2.30pm
  • Thursday 4 November 2021, 3–4.30pm
  • Saturday 6 November 2021, 9.30–11am
  • Saturday 6 November 2021, 11.30am–1pm

Summer:

  • Thursday 3 February 2022, 1–2.30pm
  • Thursday 3 February 2022, 3–4.30pm
  • Saturday 5 February 2022, 9.30–11am
  • Saturday 5 February 2022, 11.30am–1pm

Tours run when plants in the garden are most likely to be flowering or producing.

Tours include tea in the garden (weather permitting), with ingredients found in and around Canberra.

Cost

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

Buy tickets

Join a seasonal walk through the National Museum’s Forecourt Garden, a living museum of Indigenous food and medicine plants from across Australia, with Adam Shipp (Wiradjuri) of Yurbay Consultancies.

Enjoy the sights and scents of the season as Adam shares his passion for native plants. Each tour finishes with the opportunity to sample some of the flavours found in the Forecourt Garden and around the Canberra region.

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. 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 services to connect people to local food and medicine plants. Yurbay offer workshops, talks and guided walks on Country.

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