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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.

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Event title Date Details
PhotoGroup exhibition - illuminate '23 Thursday, 23 November 2023 - 9:30am to Sunday, 10 December 2023 - 4:30pm

illuminate '23, the 10th annual exhibition of the Friends of the ANBG Photographic Group, will be held at the ANBG Visitor Centre gallery.

‘Illuminate’ has two meanings: one is about physical light, and the other is about intellectual or spiritual enlightenment.

The exhibition features a range of photographs taken within the Gardens, inviting others to discover, appreciate and value Australia’s unique flora and fauna. All photographs exhibited are for sale as well as unframed prints, cards, and specialty calendars by individual members.

Dr Roger Farrow ‘Evolution of pollinations traits in flowering plants’ Thursday, 30 November 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Roger, an unretired entomologist following a career in CSIRO Entomology, will show more mysteries of flower design and function to achieve cross pollination by insect vectors. Bookings open 27th October until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette. Booking link:

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 2 December 2023 - 8:30am to 11:30am

The next weeding work party plans to remove WA Bluebell and various woody weeds.  Meet at the Electricity Sub-station, Frith Road, Acton.  Bring your friends.  Wear hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.  Please book: if you are planning to come, please let us know by booking using this booking link: