Helping the Gardens Grow

Eastern  yellow robin & juvenile    Photo: Steve Rogers
Eastern yellow robin & juvenile Photo: Steve Rogers

Summer is a wonderful time to see birds in the ANBG. The busy matchmaking and nest building of Spring is followed by the fluttering of fledglings in January and February.

ANBG Friends photographers Steve and Chris Rogers have spent many hours photographing both juveniles and proud parents in the Gardens. For more photographs and information about the birds please read on.

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 over $¾ million on projects in the Gardens and now have 2200 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.


Flowers,Fruit & Foliage logo

Your guide to what’s fresh and flowering in the Gardens now.

  Latest edition, 14 - 27 Feb 2018




The Biennial Conference of Members of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG) will be held at Benalla, VIC from 20 – 22 April 2018 The conference will be hosted by Friends of the Benalla Botanic Gardens and Riverine Parklands Inc. The program includes: (see more)
Friday, 16 February 2018
The Friends Botanical Art Groups are proud to present their annual exhibition in the Visitors Gallery from Saturday 17th March to Sunday 15th April. A special preview has been arranged for Friends on Friday 16th March from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. The official opening will follow in the gallery of the Visitors Centre at 5.30pm for 6.00pm. Sadly the opening is by invitation only, due to the limited space available. All paintings are for sale, so Friends will have one of the first opportunities to purchase work at the Preview.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens. Relax into summer with a two-weekend program featuring some of the best bands in the nation’s capital. As the sun goes down over the Gardens, the concerts are a popular way to enjoy the summer holidays in Canberra with outdoor picnicking, live music, socialising and dancing – all within a beautiful landscape of Australia's largest collection of native plants. The 2018 concerts will be on two weekends: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January followed by Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 of February.
Saturday, 9 December 2017
Our hard-working Membership team will be processing membership renewals and applications each week almost up to Christmas, and then take a short break:
Saturday, 9 December 2017
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