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Award ceremony for the 21st Friends of the ANBG Schools Photographic Competition

On Saturday 28 October the Friends hosted a lively ceremony in the Theatrette to award the prizes for the 21st Schools Photographic Competition. Many students were present, along with their families and teachers. See the list of prizewinners.

Winner's ribbons on one of the panels of entries at the 2017 exhibition

2017 Spring Plant Sale

Olearia phologappa (Murray Fagg, ANBG)
Olearia phologappa (Murray Fagg, ANBG)

Australian native plant sales are presented by the Growing Friends every spring and autumn.  Plants offered for sale are propagated from material sourced from the Australian National Botanic Gardens and all proceeds go to support the Gardens.

This year’s spring sale will be held on Saturday 11th November in the small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison Building in the Gardens. 

Dr Suzi Bond will be available to sign copies of her book Field Guide of the Butterflies of the ACT and discuss plants that attract butterflies to the garden.

Information about some of the plants for sale cn be found here. A detailed list of plants for sale with information about the characteristics and growing requirements is available here

Flowers of War concerts - Friends are invited

The Flowers of War is a project to uncover, perform, discuss and celebrate the music and art that talented men used to cope with the horror of war. Members of the Friends are invited, and offered discount prices, to concerts at the High Court on 10 October and 8 November.

Guides, guides and more guides ....

Name tag design : Pam Rooney
Name tag design : Pam Rooney

If you are in the Gardens between 15th and 19th of October, you will notice a large number of visitors, many of whom will be wearing name tags similar to the one in this picture. The 2017 Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference will be held at the ANBG this year and is being hosted by the Friends of the ANBG. This is a great opportunity to introduce volunteer guides from all over Australia and New Zealand to our Gardens and for them to meet the ANBG’s friendly Friends.

Open Garden, Yarrawin, Bowral area

Paul Ramsay’s Garden Legacy

The late Paul Ramsay’s Burradoo home ¨Yarrawin¨ will be open to the public for two days on the 21st and 22nd October 2017. It is a garden filled with year round colour, and diverse plantings. Spontaneously filled with a diverse range of plants sprawling across the property, combining both formal and informal planting. Yarrawin, is a truly gorgeous and relaxed place where you can spend hours wandering around and getting lost in the beautiful surrounds.

Yarrawin Garden


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