Helping the Gardens Grow

Plant Sale Nov 2012 (Photo: Alan Munns)
Plant Sale Nov 2012 (Photo: Alan Munns)

This year’s spring sale will be held on Saturday 8 November from 8.30 am – 11.00 am or earlier if sold out. The sale will be in the small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison Building in the Gardens. A detailed list of plants for sale will be available in the week prior to the sale.

The Flora Explorer timetable has changed. Read more..

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.




The 26th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the ANBG was held in the Gardens' Theatrette on 21 October 2014. For details, click on the heading above.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
There was an excited buzz around the Gardens’ Theatrette on Saturday 18 October as award winners in the 18th annual Friends’ schools photographic competition gathered to receive their pr
Monday, 20 October 2014
The new Asteraceae Garden, a new garden dedicated to native daisies, is rapidly transforming from a plan on paper to another major achievement for the Gardens, with the the first major planting on
Monday, 15 September 2014
A recent review of the popular Flora Explorer tours showed demand for extra tours on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. In response, morning tours have now been introduced at 10.30 am on weekends and public holidays. The afternoon tour time has changed to 1.30 pm. There will also be a morning tour (at 10.30 am) on week days in school holidays. The Friends recently purchased a microphone and audio system to allow the Flora guide to provide a guided commentary to passengers, whilst the bus is in motion. The length of the tour has been changed to 45 minutes.  
Tuesday, 9 September 2014


Sculpture Garden tour, National Gallery of Australia
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 10:00am
Plant Science Group talk: Dr Mark Clements
Monday, 3 November 2014 - 10:30am
Kate Grarock ‘The Mulligans Flat-Goorooyarroo Woodland Experiment’
Thursday, 6 November 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Native Plant Sale
Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 8:30am to 11:00am
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