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|Dr Mark Clements: 'Recently revealed secrets of orchids: above and below ground'||Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
Orchids fascinated Charles Darwin and still fascinate so many people today. Mark will talk about some of the secrets that have been revealed about orchids in Australia, the South-West Pacific and Melanesia during recent years.
|Twilight Dinner 2014||Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 6:30pm||
The Friends' 2014 Twilight Dinner will be held at Cafe Floresco in the Gardens. Our after-dinner speaker is Catriona Anderson from the National Library of Australia. This is a Friends only event, members may invite one guest. The cost is $70 per person, which includes a pre-dinner drink, canapes, main course, dessert and tea/coffee. Additional wine, beer and soft drinks may be purchased at Floresco.
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|Anna See: 'Centenary Canberra BioBlitz: bouquets and bushbats'||Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
Anna played a key role in the first BioBlitz held in Canberra, as a Centenary event - a collaboration of scientists, naturalists, citizen scientists and members of the public working together to discover, identify and record a snapshot of the region’s biodiversity. She will talk about its participants and its findings.
Anna See is Coordinator with the Molonglo Catchment Group and was Convenor of the BioBlitz Committee.
|Friends Photography Exhibition: Visitor Centre Gallery||Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, 16 March 2014 - 5:00pm||
The Friends of the ANBG Photographic Group will exhibit in the ANBG Visitor Centre a collection of photographs taken in the Gardens and inspired by the animals, birds, plants and landscapes found there.
|Matthew Higgins: 'Surveyors at the snowline'||Thursday, 13 February 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
Matthew considers why the ACT border is where it is, who the surveyors were, how they marked the border and what they experienced. This is a tale of three young men – two of whose names are commemorated in modern Canberra- working partly in some of Australia’s most rugged mountain country and living under canvas. One of them got snowed-in, two had young wives with them, while one drove a Model T Ford and had a quirky sense of humour. The surveyors’ field books are archives of considerable heritage significance and historical interest.
|Mark Carmody: 'It's all about P: postie, plants, people and places'||Thursday, 6 February 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
Mark will launch the 2014 Thursday Talks program by talking about his ‘postie bike’ trip after retirement from the ABC, where he imparted a gardening flavour to the nightly weather news. Mark Carmody has spent many years gardening in Canberra at ACT Parks and Conservation, the National Rose Gardens and as head gardener at The Lodge.
|Margaret Hadfield:Branching out in the Botanic Gardens - Visitor Centre Gallery||Wednesday, 15 January 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, 16 February 2014 - 5:00pm||
Paintings by local artist Margaret Hadfield (Zorgdrager) focusing on branches of Eucalyptus and Acacia (some from ANBG) in oil, acrylics and ink. Margaret is known for her paintings of gum tree branches some of which can be up to seven canvases wide.