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Paperbark Treehouse opens

The Paperbark Treehouse was officially opened on Wednesday 29 November in a lively ceremony by Acting Deputy Secretary Matt Cahill of the Department of the Environment and Energy. The treehouse has been attracting much media interest and many visitors.

This exciting artwork has been underwritten by the Friends and is a major activity of the Public Fund of the Friends. Our thanks to all who have donated so far to the Public Fund campaign: as of last week, the Public Fund had received around $24,000 in donations.

Official ribbon-cutting ceremony (Photo: Jim Gould)

Paperbark Treehouse opens

Official ribbon-cutting ceremony (Photo: Jim Gould)
Official ribbon-cutting ceremony (Photo: Jim Gould)

Progress has been excellent on the Paperbark Treehouse, which was officially opened on Wednesday 29 November in a lively ceremony by Acting Deputy Secretary Matt Cahill of the Department of the Environment and Energy. The treehouse has been attracting much media interest and many visitors.

Successful Growing Friends Plant Sale

The 2017 spring plant sale was held on Saturday 11th November in the small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison Building in the Gardens. Suzi Bond was there to talk about plants that provide food for butterflies. She found it interesting to see the sale and to talk to some of the customers and Growing Friends. The sale raised $5918, all of which will go towards the many projects supported by the Friends.

wahlenbergia gloriosa

Successful Growing Friends Plant Sale

Wahlenbergia gloriosa - M. Fagg
Wahlenbergia gloriosa - M. Fagg

he 2017 spring plant sale was  held on Saturday 11th November in the small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison Building in the Gardens. Suzi Bond was there to talk about plants that provide food for butterflies. She found it interesting to see the sale and to talk to some of the customers and Growing Friends. The sale raised $5918, all of which will go towards the many projects supported by the Friends. Most plants went to the early customers and there was a steady stream until about 10:00. Wahlenbergia gloriosa, which had not been offered for sale before, was particularly popular. We closed up at 10:30 with about 20 plants to be put back.

New faces and old friends at the 2017 AGM

The 29th AGM of the Friends was held at the Gardens on Tuesday 31 October.

Three new Council members were elected: Jann Ollerenshaw as Secretary, and Wendy Antoniak and Linda Beveridge as Council members.

The President, Lesley Jackman, welcomed the new members and thanked the retiring Council members (David Cox, Jan Finley, and Rita Maclachlan) for their work and support.

John and Maureen Connolly were invested as life members of the Friends for their excellent and continuing contributions over many years.

New Life Members, John and Maureen Connolly, with their awards

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