Helping the Gardens Grow

David Taylor providing information to gathered Friends of the Gardens
David Taylor and Friends of the Gardens

David Taylor is the ANBG’s Curator of Living Collections.  David’s role regularly sees him working with the Friends in projects such as planting days, developing new gardens including the Asteraceae Garden and the Grassy Woodlands Garden.

Future opportunities will include the chance to contribute to the planned Banksia and Pomaderris Gardens and of course, the new Conservatory.

David sees collaboration as a key element in the development and evolution of the ANBG and the partnership with the Friends and Guides as an important element that ensures the Gardens continue to develop and evolve successfully.

The 2017 Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference will be hosted by the ANBG in October 2017.

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 $¾ 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.

 

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   Latest edition, 10-23 May 2017

 

 

LATEST NEWS

Eucalypt is the journal of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens. It is published online twice a year and contains a wealth of information about botanic gardens around Australia. The current issue has details of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Association at the ANBG on 20-21 May 2017. There are reports by Association officer holders. Read about birds and butterflies at the Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta, guiding conference at the ANBG, WOMAD in Adelaide, low-tech propagation at Melton, developments at the National Arboretum, latest news from Orange, Melbourne, and Sydney and 150th anniversary celebrations at Warrnambool.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
The Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG) is a not-for-profit incorporated association. It involves the community and supports the growth of Friends groups interested in the well-being and public appreciation of botanic gardens through their conservation and development, scientific, educational, historical, cultural and recreational functions. Members represent a range of botanic gardens and parks in regional and metropolitan areas throughout Australia. 
Friday, 17 March 2017
The Growing Friends autumn sale will be held on Saturday 25 March, 8.30am to 11.00am unless sold out earlier, in the small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison building.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
The Friends have decided to continue their support for the ANBG library by providing a further $2500 for book purchases. If members have suggestions as to books or periodicals that they would like to see in the library, they can contact Maureen Connolly on johnnmin123@bigpond.com. Members should note that the ANBG library is open to Friends and is well worth a visit.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017

COMING UP

Dr Brian Hawkins ‘Birds and plants in subtropical NSW’
Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Black Mountain weeding work party
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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