Helping the Gardens Grow

Friends' Council Members 2023-2024
Friends' Council Members 2023-2024

Friends Council was advised in January 2024 by the ATO that tax law changes to deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisations came into effect 1 January 2024. As a result, the 2022 Friends Constitution needed to address this change to comply with the new administrative arrangements relating to the previously-named Public Fund.

In addition, in late 2023 the ACT Government reviewed its Model Rules for incorporated associations, and introduced new provisions for dispute resolution and clearer provisions for disciplinary proceedings.

In May 2024, a Council sub-committee completed a review of the Friends' Constitution and prepared a Draft Constitution for final review and approval by Council.

Financial members of the Friends ANBG are invited to provide feedback on the Draft Constitution to the Secretary at by 30 July 2024.

The Friends love and support our beautiful Gardens – the world’s largest collection of Australian native plants.

Through our programs of talks, visits and social activities, our members and visitors meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place. Our special-interest groups are inspired by its unique artistic and scientific opportunities.

Since 1990 we have donated around $2 million for projects in the Gardens, and members actively contribute to its horticultural, educational and research programs as volunteers.

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Walk Guide: 12 - 25 June 2024 (PDF, 1.6 MB)




This edition of Library Connect has the usual listing of new books, a new artwork and a few articles for your interest.  The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30 and Alex can also be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance.  The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and Alex is very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.
Saturday, 25 May 2024
View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).
Thursday, 16 May 2024
This edition of Library Connect has the usual listing of new books and a couple of articles for your interest. The Library will be closed Thursday 25th & Friday 26th April. The 'click and collect' boxes are available in the Visitor Centre for returns. The Library is normally staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, or Alex can be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance.
Tuesday, 23 April 2024
The Australian Government has changed the rules relating to environmental funds, and that includes the Friends of the ANBG Public Fund. The Register of Environmental Organisations has been abolished, and along with it the need for the Friends to have a separate Public Fund. Donations will now be made directly to the Friends, and will continue to be tax deductible. Donors will be issued with an official receipt which clearly shows that the donation is tax deductible.
Saturday, 17 February 2024
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