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ANBG Library - continuing support by Friends

The Friends have decided to continue their support for the ANBG library by providing a further $2500 for book purchases. If members have suggestions as to books or periodicals that they would like to see in the library, they can contact Maureen Connolly on johnnmin123@bigpond.com. Members should note that the ANBG library is open to Friends and is well worth a visit.

ANBG Librarian Catherine Jordan

Successful Summer Sounds 2017

Our annual Summer Sounds evening concert series on the Eucalypt Lawn in the Gardens is a favourite Canberra summer event. This year, despite some challenging hot weather, the atmosphere on the Eucalypt Lawn was always lively and concert-goers clearly enjoyed the opportunity to kick back and relax.

Westbourne Woods Arboretum - monthly guided walks

Members of the Friends of the Gardens may be interested in guided walks, on the second Sunday of every month, in the Westbourne Woods, Yarralumla. The walks program for 2017 is here. Walks in Feb and March are led by John Turnbull, and in April by Max Bourke. Both are long-time members of the Friends of the ANBG.

Westbourne Woods

Volunteers needed for Luminous Botanicus at Enlighten 2017

Luminous Botanicus will be in its third year at Enlighten 2017. This popular and successful event will be held on Thursday and Friday evenings 2 & 3 March and 9 & 10 March.

Volunteers from the Friends are supporting Luminous Botanicus III on each night of the event. They are needed to assist staff at the gate, as well as directing visitors at key points along the route to ensure they do not go astray. Find out more...

Luminous Botanicus - lights paths in the rainforest

10th Annual Art in the Gardens with Friends Exhibition

Epacris impressa (Margaret Steele)
Epacris impressa (Margaret Steele)

Saturday 18 March until noon Monday 17 April, 2017

The Friends’ Botanic Art Groups presented an exhibition of botanical art using a variety of mediums and featuring Australian native plants in the Visitor Centre from Saturday 18 March.  Many of the plants are found growing in the ANBG collection.  A special eucalypt collection was featured. All work was for sale with proceeds from commissions going to support the Friends’ activities.

Thursday Talks Resume for 2017

The Thursday Talks Program for 2017 resumed on 2 February with a talk by Tim Fischer AC. Tim Fischer, former Deputy Prime Minister and Ambassador to the Holy See, is currently the Vice-Chair, Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) for the Svalbard Seed Vault, Norway. The talk was entitled Collecting Vital Seeds: from the Gallipoli Oaks collected by John Monash to the Crop Trust and Svalbard Vault today, collecting seeds matters more than ever!

Tim Fischer AC at the ANBG, 2 February 2017 (Photo: Alan Munns)

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