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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.

Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30pm every Thursday from February to November in the Gardens’ Theatrette. Talks last for 1 hour. Admission is by gold coin donation. There is no need to book. Some other events do require booking – please see individual items.

The ANBG Theatrette has a capacity of 90 seats. To avoid a breach of fire regulations, event organisers will monitor numbers and decline entry once all seats have been filled. We recommend that audience members arrive early to secure a seat.

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Event title Date Details
ANBG Friends Photographic Group - November meeting Friday, 24 November 2017 - 7:30am
An early morning walk in the Gardens is scheduled @ 7.30am  (meet at the bus stop). 
This will be followed by breakfast in the Pollen Cafe at 9am.
This last meeting for the year will be an extended 'show and tell' of members' photographs in the ANBG Theatrette from 10:30am.
Dr Bryan Lessard ‘All the buzz on Australia’s secret gardeners’ Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Bryan, an OCE Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO, will challenge many of the popular myths about Australian flies, and emphasise their status as essential pollinators of (and composters for) many iconic Australian plants.

Weeding Work Party 2 December 2017 Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am

We shall be removing woody weeds on the south/west slopes of Black Mountain Reserve. 

Date: Saturday, 2 December 2017 8:30 to 11:30.

ANU Public Lecture 11 December - Joseph Banks' Florilegium Monday, 11 December 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage
Monday, 11 December 2017, 4-5pm

Speaker: David Mabberley
Location: Gould Seminar Room, Gould Building #116, Daley Rd

Exhibition & Drinks: 5-6pm, Hancock Library, WK Hancock Building #122, Sullivans Ck Rd
This lecture and exhibition is free and open to the public