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Centenary Chat: Linda Groom - Natural History Illustration in the First Fleet Thursday, 2 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Linda Groom, former Curator of Pictures at the National Library of Australia, will give an illustrated talk about the art of George Raper and John Hunter. 

There will be no Thursday Talk on the ANZAC Day Public Holiday. Thursday, 25 April 2013 - 12:30pm
2013 Volunteer guide intake information session Friday, 19 April 2013 - 12:30pm

Applications for the next volunteer guide intake close on 6 May. Application forms and details of the information sessions and the training course are available on the ANBG website. Application forms are also available from the Visitor Centre. The Friends website has more information about what is involved in being a volunteer guide. If you are interested, you can attend one of the three information sessions in the ANBG Theatrette - Wednesday 3rd April at 12:30; Monday 8th April at 5:30; and Friday 19th April at 12:30.

Dr Tony Fischer AM ‘Feeding the Billions: Can Crop Yield Increase Continue to Meet Growing Demand?’ Thursday, 18 April 2013 - 12:30pm

Crop yield increases since 1960 have permitted the world to feed more than a doubling of its population at an improved per capita calorie level with only a very modest increase in arable land. The question is whether yield increase can continue to cover growing demand, and indeed eliminate the persistent hunger, without recourse to acceleration of land area expansion. Future yield growth possibilities will be discussed, in the light of new challenges, and the need to check, and hopefully lessen, the environmental impact of agriculture.

Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale Saturday, 13 April 2013 - 8:30am

Australian Native Plant Sale

The sale of plants propagated and sold by The Growing Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens from material sourced from the Gardens. The list of plants for sale is available now.

In conjunction with the plant sale there will be a sale of books - for details click here.

Time: 8.30am – 11.00am or earlier if sold out

Where: Small car park behind the Crosbie Morrison Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Cost: $3 and $5 each

Centenary Chat: Peter Ollerenshaw and Cathy Franzi ‘Developing and Interpreting Correa ‘Canberra Bells’ Thursday, 11 April 2013 - 12:30pm

The Correa ‘Canberra Bells’ was selected as the floral emblem for Canberra’s Centenary celebrations and has become part of Australia’s botanic heritage. Nurseryman Peter Ollerenshaw will talk about developing ‘Canberra Bells’, while ceramicist Cathy Franzi will discuss interpreting this Correa artistically. 

This plant was developed at the Bywong Nursery, established by Peter and Jennifer Ollerenshaw in 1984; the nursery has a programme of breeding and selecting new varieties of Australian plants, including cultivars of  Correas, Leptospermum, and Grevillea. 

Anthology - Basketry Exhibition. Visitors Centre Gallery Wednesday, 10 April 2013 - 9:00am to Sunday, 9 June 2013 - 5:00pm

An exploration by Canberra artists and basket makers using a variety of Australian native plants.

2013 Volunteer guide intake information session Monday, 8 April 2013 - 5:30pm

Applications for the next volunteer guide intake close on 22 April. Application forms and details of the information sessions and the training course are available on the ANBG website. Application forms are also available from the Visitor Centre. The Friends website has more information about what is involved in being a volunteer guide. If you are interested, you can attend one of the three information sessions in the ANBG Theatrette - Wednesday 3rd April at 12:30; Monday 8th April at 5:30; and Friday 19th April at 12:30.

Family Picnic Day Sunday, 7 April 2013 - 11:00am

Venue: Cafe & Crosbie Morrison Lawns

11.00am to 3.00pm - bird watching walk at 10.00

A delightful day out for the entire family with a special focus on celebrating our senior members and their extended families. The program will include displays, guided walks, garden workshops, presentations and performances. Learn about the variety of lively, stimulating and essential support groups that operate within the Gardens and how they offer opportunities to explore new skills, experiences and knowledge. Bring your own picnic or partake in the special bush BBQ service available from the Floresco cafe deck.

Centenary Chat: David Headon ‘Centenary Musings – Cricket, Canberra and the New Commonwealth’ Thursday, 4 April 2013 - 12:30pm

David Headon will address the April Centenary theme of History, Heritage and Sport.

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