Interested in socialising in the beautiful environment of the Botanic Gardens?
Social events are organised throughout the year by the Friends Social Events Committee. Our aim is to provide a pleasant forum for Friends to meet and socialise, and to promote community awareness of the beauty and significance of the Gardens.
Funds raised at these events are used to support projects such as the recently installed rainforest lighting, which enhance the enjoyment of visitors, and support the scientific and research work of the Gardens.
Some events to look forward to are:
- Viewing of the Ellis Rowan Collection of botanical art at the National Library of Australia on Wednesday 13 March: see details.
- Family Picnic Day in the Botanic Gardens on Sunday 7 April: see details.
Our recent social events include:
- Summer Sounds outdoor music program which ran on Saturday and Sunday evenings in January. This an annual event which provides a great opportunity to enjoy the wonderful summer evening ambience of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Details of the program for January 2014 will be on this website late in 2013.
- Centenary Twilight Dinner at Floresco Cafe on Thursday 21 February
- a tour of the courtyard gardens at Australian Parliament House on Thursday 4 October - News item here.
- a behind the scenes tour of the ANBG Nursery on Thursday 8 November, focusing on plants being propagated for the new Red Centre Garden - News item here.
- the very popular Breakfast with the Birds program on Saturday and Sunday mornings in September and October.