Helping the Gardens Grow

Female flowers on Allocasuarina littoralis      Photo: Jill More
Female flowers on Allocasuarina littoralis Photo: Jill More

There is never a ‘wrong time’ to visit the Australian National Botanical Gardens, and there are some special winter treats on display.

Apart from the many beautiful banksias, grevilleas and hakeas in flower at the moment, it is wonderful to see the unusual flowers of the wind-pollinated She-oaks (Casuarinas), several of which are rare or threatened species and can be seen around the Visitor Information Centre.

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.




In case you missed it in the weekend news, the Australian National Botanic Gardens has just released a new Master Plan for 2015 – 2035.
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Members walk with the Birds
Sunday, 19 April 2015
The Friends of the ANBG were closely involved in preparing and presenting Luminous Botanicus, the Gardens' contribution to the Enlighten festival in February.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
A key aspect of Friends’ involvement with the Gardens has been in the area of research into native flora. A recent example was the Friends’ support for the internship program run by the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research for a group of students from Australia and overseas.
Saturday, 28 February 2015
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