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Here you will find a calendar of Friends’ activities in the Gardens including lunchtime talks, social events, exhibitions and the ever-popular spring and autumn plant sales. In addition to events arranged by the Friends, we include some events arranged by the Gardens and by other organisations. A full list of events arranged by the Gardens is in their What's On webpage.

Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30pm every Thursday from February to November in the Gardens’ Theatrette. Talks last for 1 hour. Admission is by gold coin donation. There is no need to book. Some other events do require booking – please see individual items.

The ANBG Theatrette has a capacity of 90 seats. To avoid a breach of fire regulations, event organisers will monitor numbers and decline entry once all seats have been filled. We recommend that audience members arrive early to secure a seat.

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Event title Date Details
Sunset Cinema Thursday, 10 December 2020 - 5:30pm to Sunday, 14 February 2021 - 11:00pm

Sunset Cinema has been approved to go ahead at ANBG Eucalypt Lawn from 10 December 2020 to 14 February 2021.

They have been given an Access ACT exemption for up to 700 people per screening and ANBG has approved their COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 6 February 2021 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Join Friends of Black Mountain to remove woody and some other weeds from Black Mountain including ANBG.

Meet:  To be announced - check this website closer to the date.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to or  phone 0437 298 711.

Botanic Art Group Exhibition - From the Desert to the Sea Saturday, 3 April 2021 - 9:30am to Sunday, 2 May 2021 - 4:30am

The exhibition, to be held in the Visitors Information Centre Gallery, will feature a wide variety of native plants with a special focus on plants from arid regions.