Helping the Gardens Grow

Volunteers staffing the wine tent     Photo: Liz Kay
Volunteers staffing the wine tent Photo: Liz Kay

Would you like to spend more time in the Gardens? There are many opportunities for Friends to volunteer at the ANBG, varying from hands-on activities such as plant propagation or participating in the plant stocktake, to guiding visitors around the gardens on foot or in Flora Explorer, to participating in social activities to raise money to support the Gardens, and many more. Read on to discover what the Friends got up to behind the scenes in the last year, and how you can become involved.

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.




Saturday’s cold and drizzly weather did not deter the many native plant enthusiasts who came to the Growing Friends plant sale.
Monday, 16 November 2015
Eucalypt is the new name of the journal of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens, replacing Campsis. Issue 45 has now been published, sporting a new logo and look as well as the name change. The content is still stories from Botanic Gardens round Australia, about what they have done, what they plan, their successes and their problems.
Friday, 13 November 2015
Another year of excellent photos, submitted by students for the 19th Annual Schools Photographic Competition. Award winners eagerly gathered in the ANBG Theatrette to collect their prizes on Saturday 17 October 2015. Entries were on display in the Visitor Centre until Sunday 8 November 2015.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Pat and Warwick Wright became the latest life members of the Friends of the ANBG at the Annual General Meeting on 8 October. Also at the meeting, annual reports were presented by Friends’ President Lesley Jackman and Acting Treasurer Marion Jones.  Gardens’ Executive Director Judy West reported on the year’s highlights in the Gardens. To read more, click on the blue heading above.  
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Subscribe to Front page feed