Exhibition: 25 Treasures
Visit Parliament House to see one of Australia’s best art collections. As a special celebration of the building’s 25th anniversary, 25 artworks by some of Australia’s most notable artists will be on display. Drawn from the Parliament House Art Collection, the artworks tell a story of how Australian landscape and identity are intrinsically linked.
Follow the trail through the building to find art by the likes of Arthur Boyd, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Sidney Nolan, Grace Cossington Smith, Rover Thomas and Gloria Tamerre Petyarre. See into the courtyards and view Canberra from the roof to discover how the building itself connects with the landscape and represents Australian identity.
Kids are welcome! Bring them along for the fun of the 25 Treasures Hunt – an art trail designed specially for them.
Pick up your trail brochure from Visitor Reception in the Marble Foyer.
Date:6 September 2013–16 February 2014
Floriade Garden Tours at Parliament House
Visit us for a guided tour of the picturesque private gardens at Parliament House.
To celebrate Floriade, the private gardens at Parliament House will be open for the public to enjoy on Floriade Garden Tours.
A knowledgeable and friendly member of the Landscape Services team will take visitors on a guided journey through the picturesque gardens of this iconic building.
Our head gardener will lead small-group tours of the gardens from 11.00am on Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September.
The small group tours are a great option for any avid or aspiring gardener wanting to gain heaps of handy gardening hints while taking in the stunning Parliament House gardens.
Tour dates and times
Garden tours run for 90 minutes on:
Weekends (from 11.00am and 1.30pm)
*On these dates there is a special opportunity to book into a small group tour led by our head landscaper.
Weekdays (from 11.00am)
Public holidays (from 11.00am and 1.30pm)
Adults – $15
Concession – $10
Children under 12 – $5
Family (up to two adults and three children) – $40
Head landscaper tour* – $35 (no concessions)
*Available for the 11.00am tour on the weekend 21–22 September.
Tel: 02 6277 5043