Come for a wander or stay a while and enjoy our gardens at Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres.
Gorman Arts Centre
At the heart of Gorman Arts Centre are our two heritage courtyards, planted in the 1920s, which provide a quiet escape from the busy civic centre. Each courtyard has a magnificent Hawthorn tree at its centre and is surrounded with wisteria vines that bloom with purple flowers in the spring.
We welcome the public to come and sit with us a while in the quiet of the Gorman gardens from the bustle of the Canberra CBD.
Ainslie Arts Centre
Ainslie Arts Centre is surrounded by large lawns on either side and bordered by large oaks, cypress pines and classic hedges that provide shelter from the inner-city streets. The established trees were planted in the late 1920’s, early 1930’s as part of the Ainslie Infants School grounds. Now they provide shade in the hot Canberra summer for users of Ainslie Arts Centre, coming into full canopy coverage in late spring/ early summer.