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Kennedy Garden tours and tea

  • Fri 2 Aug 2024, 12.30–2pm and 3–4.30pm
  • Sat 3 Aug 2024, 9.30–11am and 12–1.30pm
  • Fri 1 Nov 2024, 12.30–2pm and 3–4.30pm
  • Sat 2 Nov 2024, 9.30–11am and 12–1.30pm
  • Fri 7 Feb 2025, 12.30–2pm and 3–4.30pm
  • Sat 8 Feb 2025, 9.30–11am and 12–1.30pm

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.


$35 adult
$30 concession
$25 Friends
$100 family (2 adults, 2 children)
Plus Eventbrite booking fees

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Join a seasonal walk through the National Museum’s Christina and Trevor Kennedy Garden, a living museum of First Nations food and medicine plants from across Australia.

Enjoy the sights and scents of the season as Adam Shipp (Wiradjuri) of Yurbay Consultancies shares his passion for native plants. Each tour finishes with the opportunity to sample some of the flavours found in the Kennedy 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 (‘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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