Lesley Jackman, President of the Friends, presented two artworks to Judy West on 21st April at a brief ceremony before the regular Thursday Talk. Both the artworks, by Marjorie Roche and Vivien Pinder, were included in the Botanic Art Exhibition that was held in the Visitor Centre recently. Marjorie’s artwork is a very interesting scratchboard called ‘’Lace Leaf’ Brachychiton acerfolius (Illawarra Flame Tree)’ and Vivien’s is a watercolour entitled ‘Callistemon pinifolius’. These artworks will probably be displayed in the Dickson room, where artworks donated to the ANBG previously can be viewed.
Helping the Gardens Grow
We are a diverse group of people who love and support our beautiful Gardens – the world’s largest collection of Australian native plants. We have an extensive program of talks, visits and social events. There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place. This website will help you find events that most interest you.
We were formed in 1990 as a community support group for the Gardens. Since then we have raised and spent around $¾ million on projects in the Gardens and now have 1700 members. And we support the Gardens in many other ways, such as leading guided walks to show visitors the wonders of the Gardens, and hands-on support of research programs.