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Summer Sounds 2018: Jazz in the Gardens

Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens.

Relax into summer with a two-weekend program featuring some of the best bands in the nation’s capital. As the sun goes down over the Gardens, the concerts are a popular way to enjoy the summer holidays in Canberra with outdoor picnicking, live music, socialising and dancing – all within a beautiful landscape of Australia's largest collection of native plants.

The 2018 concerts will be on two weekends: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January followed by Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 of February.

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'Cultivating Friends' - AAFBG Members Biennial Conference, Benalla 2018

The Biennial Conference of Members of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG) will be held at Benalla, VIC from 20 – 22 April 2018

The conference will be hosted by Friends of the Benalla Botanic Gardens and Riverine Parklands Inc. The program includes: (see more)

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2018 Art in the Gardens with Friends

The Friends Botanical Art Groups are proud to present their annual exhibition in the Visitors Gallery from Saturday 17th March to Sunday 15th April. A special preview has been arranged for Friends on Friday 16th March from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. The official opening will follow in the gallery of the Visitors Centre at 5.30pm for 6.00pm. Sadly the opening is by invitation only, due to the limited space available. All paintings are for sale, so Friends will have one of the first opportunities to purchase work at the Preview.

Telopea speciosissima - watercolour by Margaret Steele

A new crop in the Gardens

Eastern  yellow robin & juvenile    Photo: Steve Rogers
Eastern yellow robin & juvenile Photo: Steve Rogers

Summer is a wonderful time to see birds in the ANBG. The busy matchmaking and nest building of Spring is followed by the fluttering of fledglings in January and February.

ANBG Friends photographers Steve and Chris Rogers have spent many hours photographing both juveniles and proud parents in the Gardens. For more photographs and information about the birds please read on.

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