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Here you will find a calendar of Friends’ activities in the Gardens including lunchtime talks, social events, exhibitions and the ever-popular spring and autumn plant sales. In addition to events arranged by the Friends, we include some events arranged by the Gardens and by other organisations. A full list of events arranged by the Gardens is in their What's On webpage.

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Honorary Professor Penny Olsen ‘Feather and Brush’ Thursday, 9 February 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Penny, from the ANU, will briefly trace the 300-year history of Australian bird art — from the crude engravings illustrating accounts of the earliest European voyages of discovery to the diversity of artwork available today.  Penny is happy to sign copies of the book after the talk. Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette. Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CELUI

Professor Justin Borevitz ‘Precision Landscape Regeneration’ Thursday, 16 February 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Justin, from Research School of Biology, ANU, will introduce precision landscape regeneration, including methods in Eucalyptus foundation species to re-build agro-ecosystems, methods for boosting soil carbon with microbes and management, and the outsized role Australia can have for world’s planetary health and resilience. Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette. Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CELUK

Emeritus Professor Patrick De Deckker ‘The extraordinary scientific achievements of the French Baudin expedition (1800-1804) in Australian waters’ Thursday, 23 February 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

In this talk, Patrick will outline the numerous discoveries and achievements made by the French expedition. He will discuss some of its cartographic accomplishments and compare some with those made by Matthew Flinders at about the same time. Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette. Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CELUL

Dr James Clugston ‘Towards a better understanding into the Bush Peas Mirbelieae (Fabaceae) in Australia’ Thursday, 2 March 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Recent evidence shows that the tribe Mirbelieae is greatly underdescribed and James, from the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, will talk about recent advances in DNA sequencing of Mirbelieae that has helped a consensus on the taxonomic relationship of species and genera within the tribe. Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette. Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CELUR

Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale Saturday, 4 March 2023 - 8:30am to 11:00am

The Growing Friends will be having their boutique Autumn Plant Sale on Saturday 4th March. It will be held in the car park between the Crosbie Morrison Building and the Banksia Centre from 8.30am to 11am unless sold out earlier. The event will follow any ACT Government COVID-Safe guidelines which may operate at the time. Plant lists will be provided closer to the date.

Amazing Women in the World of Plants Monday, 6 March 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted.

Amazing Women in the World of Plants Monday, 6 March 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted.

Amazing Women in the World of Plants Tuesday, 7 March 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted.

Amazing Women in the World of Plants Tuesday, 7 March 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted.

Amazing Women in the World of Plants Wednesday, 8 March 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted.

Amazing Women in the World of Plants Wednesday, 8 March 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted.

Amazing Women in the World of Plants Thursday, 9 March 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted.

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