Helping the Gardens Grow

'Just Resting' (Australian Painted Lady butterfly on Xerochrysum flower) by Helen Dawes
'Just Resting' (Australian Painted Lady butterfly on Xerochrysum flower) by Helen Dawes

The Friends Photographic Group encourages you to come and view their 11th annual exhibition “illuminate” being held in the Visitors Centre at the ANBG.

Framed works and unframed prints are for sale. Unique gifts of cards, calendars, photo bags and more are on display. A percentage of sales go to the Friends for use in projects in the Gardens.

The exhibition supports and raises awareness of the aims and values of the Australian National Botanic Gardens and showcases the Gardens’ wide-ranging diversity of flora and fauna through the medium of photographs. Come along and see our beautiful natural environment through the camera lens in print and on screen with revolving images of plants, birds and animals in the ANBG.

We have diverse backgrounds, but we all 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 activities. There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place.

Since 1990 we have donated around $2 million for projects in the Gardens and now have nearly 3000 members. 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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Your guide to what’s fresh and flowering in the Gardens. Read more...

Walk guide: 16 - 29 November 2022 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

 

 

LATEST NEWS

This month's Library Connect has the usual listing of new books and a request for your input to the library collection development policy.  Friends and volunteers are encouraged to respond.The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers and, as the COVID situation is always evolving, please call 02 6250 9480 or email before visiting.
Monday, 21 November 2022
This month’s Library Connect has the usual listing of new (and some very old) books and a request for your input to the library collection development policy. The library is staffed Mon – Fri 9.30 – 4.30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers and, as the COVID situation is always evolving, please call 02 6250 9480 or email before visiting.
Monday, 24 October 2022
The ANU College of Science has just published an article and video all about the research on the superb fairy-wrens of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. This long-term project by researchers from the ANU Cockburn group has been happening since 1986. See the article here: https://science.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/under-her-wing-thirty-years-observing-secret-lives-superb-fairy-wrens Video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/KfpQCcvEL3w
Friday, 21 October 2022
Our 34th AGM, held on 20 October 2022 in the ANBG Theatrette, was well attended by Friends and key Garden staff. The minutes and full reports are available for download from the links below.
Friday, 21 October 2022

COMING UP

Illuminate - 11th annual Photo Group exhibition
Thursday, 24 November 2022 - 9:30am to Sunday, 11 December 2022 - 4:30pm
Weeding Work Party
Saturday, 3 December 2022 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Honorary Professor Penny Olsen ‘Feather and Brush’
Thursday, 9 February 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Professor Justin Borevitz ‘Precision Landscape Regeneration’
Thursday, 16 February 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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