Helping the Gardens Grow

Ants investigating eucalypt flower - Photo: Helen Dawes
Ants investigating eucalypt flower - Photo: Helen Dawes

Viewing the Gardens through the keen eyes and sharp lenses of the Photography Group exhibitors reveals many rare and remarkable sights, some too fast to follow and some too small to spot any other way – hence this year's exhibition theme 'Treasures'. Come and see the Gardens as you've never seen them before!

The exhibition will display over 50 framed works, as well as unframed prints and many beautiful cards, all produced from photographs taken of the flora and fauna of the Gardens and the wider surrounds.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 – 9:30am to Sunday, 8 December 2019 – 4:30pm, in the ANBG Visitor Centre.

We are a diverse group of people who love and support our beautiful Gardens – the world’s largest collection of Australian native plants. We have an extensive program of talks, visits and social events. There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place.

We were formed in 1990 as a community support group for the Gardens. Since then we have raised and spent over $1.2 million on projects in the Gardens and now have over 2500 members. And we support the Gardens in many other ways, such as leading guided walks to show visitors the wonders of the Gardens, and hands-on support of research programs.

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Your guide to what’s fresh and flowering in the Gardens now.

  Latest edition, 4 - 17 December 2019  (PDF, 1.6 MB)




The December 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 486KB) includes articles on the Painting with Parkinsons new book, Library opening hours over Christmas, information on a selection of new books and the e-journal Conservation Letters and from the ANBG Archive, an ANBG Christmas Card c.1996.
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
We're looking forward to a spectacular series of six Summer Sounds concerts for 2020, the Gardens' 50th anniversary and the Friends 30th anniversary. We need volunteers to help with collecting entry donations, supervising parking and transport for disabled patrons, driving the electric vehicles up to the Eucalypt Lawn, and answering queries at the Information Tent.
Monday, 2 December 2019
Relax into summer with a three-weekend program featuring some of the best bands in the nation’s capital. As the sun goes down over the Gardens, the concerts are a popular way to enjoy the summer holidays in Canberra with outdoor picnicking, live music, socialising and dancing – all within a beautiful landscape of Australia's largest collection of native plants. PARTY WEEKEND – Top 40 hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today Saturday 18 January – Purc Randall Se-Lah Sunday 19 January – Something Like This TRIBUTE WEEKEND – A celebration of music icons Fleetwood Mac and Aussie rock and pop legends Saturday 25 January – Sweet Little Lies Sunday 26 January – The Bad Henrys featuring Purc Randall Se-Lah JAZZY WEEKEND – Smooth jazz and swing Saturday 1 February – Annie and the Armadillos Sunday 2 February – The Liam Budge Jazz Quartet
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
The Growing Friends’ 2019 Autumn sale was a record breaker – 1,400 plants for sale and takings of $7942, all of which will go towards Friends’ projects.
Monday, 18 November 2019


Botanic Art Groups Australian Wildlife Art Exhibition
Saturday, 14 December 2019 - 9:30am to Sunday, 12 January 2020 - 4:30am
Bushland Nature Walk (rescheduled)
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
ANBG Weeding Work Party
Saturday, 4 January 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Butterflies in the ANBG
Saturday, 11 January 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Plant this in Canberra for Summer
Sunday, 12 January 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Promiscuous Provenance
Friday, 17 January 2020 - 9:30am to Sunday, 1 March 2020 - 4:30pm
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