Helping the Gardens Grow

Name tag design : Pam Rooney
Name tag design : Pam Rooney

If you are in the Gardens between 15th and 19th of October, you will notice a large number of visitors, many of whom will be wearing name tags similar to the one in this picture. The 2017 Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference will be held at the ANBG this year and is being hosted by the Friends of the ANBG. This is a great opportunity to introduce volunteer guides from all over Australia and New Zealand to our Gardens and for them to meet the ANBG’s friendly Friends.

Don't miss Exposed - Photography Group exhibition 2017 in the Visitor Centre until 22 October

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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Your guide to what’s fresh and flowering in the Gardens now.

  Latest edition, 11-24 October 2017




The Flowers of War is a project to uncover, perform, discuss and celebrate the music and art that talented men used to cope with the horror of war. Members of the Friends are invited, and offered discount prices, to concerts at the High Court on 10 October and 8 November.
Saturday, 7 October 2017
Paul Ramsay’s Garden Legacy The late Paul Ramsay’s Burradoo home ¨Yarrawin¨ will be open to the public for two days on the 21st and 22nd October 2017. It is a garden filled with year round colour, and diverse plantings. Spontaneously filled with a diverse range of plants sprawling across the property, combining both formal and informal planting. Yarrawin, is a truly gorgeous and relaxed place where you can spend hours wandering around and getting lost in the beautiful surrounds.
Friday, 29 September 2017
You are invited to attend the book launch of Vanished and Vanishing Parrots: Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species by Joseph Forshaw and Frank Knight. The book will be launched by Dr Le
Sunday, 24 September 2017
The Butterfly Walks previously scheduled for 18 November 2017 at 10 am and 1:30 am have been re-scheduled, due to unforeseen circumstances. The new dates and times are: Saturday 11 November @ 2pm: book at Sunday 12 November @ 2pm: book at Our sincere apologies to anyone inconvenienced by the changed dates and times. Everyone already registered for the previous dates will he contacted and asked to select a new date.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Mary Lovett ‘The Wonders of the Pilbara’
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Annual General Meeting 2017
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 5:30pm
Dr Ted Edwards ‘The night shift: moths of the ACT’
Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Bushland Nature Trail - Saturday walk
Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Associate Professor Cris Brack ‘How trees surprise us’
Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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