Helping the Gardens Grow

Bird watching in the Gardens (Photo: Jill More)
Bird watching in the Gardens (Photo: Jill More)

Bookings are now open for Breakfast with the Birds, an outstanding opportunity to observe some of Canberra’s amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. In a small group, experience the Gardens early on a spring morning, when the birds are nesting and at their most active, followed by a delicious hot breakfast in Floresco in the Gardens café.

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 $3/4 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.

 

 

LATEST NEWS

At the Thursday Talk on August 21 by Professor Elizabeth Minchin of ANU on ‘Exploring Ancient Gardens of the Roman World’, demand for a handout she brought along greatly exceeded supply.
Friday, 22 August 2014
Very appropriately, the 19 June Thursday Talk on the Gardens public art management plan began with the handover of two paintings from the Friends to the Gardens. Mr David Coutts, President of the Friends, formally handed the two artworks to Dr Judy West, Executive Director of the Gardens. Click on the heading above for more information.
Monday, 30 June 2014
The Australian National University, Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and the ANBG Friends sponsored a half-day symposium on 12 June 2014 on alpine plant research and management, building
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
We are honoured that Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove has accepted the role of Patron of the Friends. Her official biography lists her personal interests as including art and architecture, nature and gardens, and she is a keen sports follower. Lady Cosgrove has been actively involved in the welfare of partners in the defence community and became the inaugural Patron of Partners of Veterans Australia. She has worked with numerous voluntary organisations supporting aged and disabled people, and endangered Australian wildlife.
Thursday, 22 May 2014

COMING UP

Wattle Walks - First week in September
Monday, 1 September 2014 - 11:00am to Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 11:00am
Spring Flower Walks
Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 11:00am to Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 2:00pm
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