Helping the Gardens Grow

Artist's impression of treehouse (Image: Cave Urban)
Artist's impression of treehouse (Image: Cave Urban)

The Friends have initiated and will finance a specially commissioned treehouse to be built in the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Sitting among a stand of paperbark trees, ‘the treehouse and surrounding landscaping will create a wonderful nature play area for children and their families’, said Lesley Jackman, President of the Friends.

The design, by Sydney-based architecture and design company Cave Urban, is the winning entry in a national design competition conducted by the Friends and the Gardens. It uses recycled timber, some of which will be salvaged from the Gardens.

The 2017 Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference will be hosted by the ANBG in October 2017.

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.

 

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LATEST NEWS

Join us to celebrate the anniversaries of the declaration of the Black Mountain Nature Reserve and the creation of the Black Mountain Summit Walk. Two walks have been arranged to celebrate: on Sunday 23 July 2017 and Sunday 30 July 2017. 
Saturday, 15 July 2017
The Australian National Botanic Gardens provide a fantastic habitat for many of Canberra’s birds, with water and nectar in abundance. It is marvellous to be in the Gardens early in the morning before they are open to the general public. During Floriade we offer an early morning walk at weekends. Join us for a 1½ hour guided walk to see many of the Gardens' amazing birds. This year we are not including breakfast, but you are welcome to purchase a coffee or breakfast following the bird walk in Pollen – the Gardens Café.
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Eucalypt is the journal of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens. It is published online twice a year and contains a wealth of information about botanic gardens around Australia. The current issue has details of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Association at the ANBG on 20-21 May 2017. There are reports by Association officer holders. Read about birds and butterflies at the Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta, guiding conference at the ANBG, WOMAD in Adelaide, low-tech propagation at Melton, developments at the National Arboretum, latest news from Orange, Melbourne, and Sydney and 150th anniversary celebrations at Warrnambool.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
The Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG) is a not-for-profit incorporated association. It involves the community and supports the growth of Friends groups interested in the well-being and public appreciation of botanic gardens through their conservation and development, scientific, educational, historical, cultural and recreational functions. Members represent a range of botanic gardens and parks in regional and metropolitan areas throughout Australia. 
Friday, 17 March 2017

COMING UP

Black Mountain Summit Walk #1
Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
Dr John Turnbull ‘Australian trees and their botanists’
Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
ANBG Photographic Group, monthly meeting
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 10:30am
Black Mountain Summit Walk #2
Sunday, 30 July 2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Angus Stewart ‘History of Australian Plant Breeding’
Thursday, 3 August 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
ANBG Friends Plant Science Group - Technical Talk
Monday, 7 August 2017 - 10:30am
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