Botanica Spirits & Food Festival Canberra

Rebecca Varidel
1st Aug 2023

Botanica Spirits & Food Festival to Showcase the Best of Australian Botanical Crafters at the Australian National Botanic Gardens this Spring.

The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra is set to host an exciting new event Botanica: Spirits & Food Festival across 2 days this September. This latest addition to the Canberra events calendar is produced by the team behind another long-running popular event held through summer at the gardens, The Sunset Cinema.

This immersive festival promises to captivate attendees with a diverse range of botanical crafters, including distilleries, artisanal producers, and food vendors, offering a unique and unforgettable experience for the senses.

The festival will take place at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of September, and ticket holders will have the exclusive opportunity to explore and indulge in the finest creations of over 20 botanical crafters across the four-hour session.

The festival features a curated selection of Australian distilleries, with more than 15 exceptional brands offering sampling, education, and the opportunity to purchase bottles or your favourite tipple! Gin enthusiasts and spirits aficionados will be treated to a delightful sampling journey, uncovering the intricate flavours and aromas produced by Australia's native flora.

Botanica Festival also offers a feast for the taste buds with a myriad of local food stalls and food trucks. Festivalgoers can discover and shop botanical ingredients and products that will allow them to make their own culinary creations at home. In between stalls, there is also a live stage featuring a program of masterclasses, talks & demonstrations.

Celebrating a fusion of nature, craft and community, Botanica: Spirits & Food Festival is a one-of-a-kind event offering an excellent opportunity to support local businesses and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for botanical craftsmanship.

Tickets for Botanica: Spirits & Food Festival are now on sale. Each ticket includes access to the festival, gin and spirits sampling from over 15 Australian distilleries, the opportunity to explore the botanical producer offerings, live talks from industry professionals, and a line-up of local botanical food stalls and food trucks. As a special bonus, each ticket holder will receive a branded tote bag and a tasting glass.

Whether you are a connoisseur seeking to expand your palate, or a curious explorer looking to discover new tastes and flavours, Botanica is the event to mark on your calendar. Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through the Gardens and into the world of botanical crafters, indulging in exceptional spirits, and savouring mouth-watering delights.

Botanica Festival is gratefully supported by the ACT Government through the ACT Event Fund.
Tickets for Botanica: Spirits & Food Festival are limited and expected to sell quickly.

Saturday 2 + Sunday, 3 September 2023
1pm to 5pm each day
Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St, Acton ACT
Attendees must be over 18