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Library Connect December 2019

Library Connect, December 2019 edition

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.

Volunteers needed for Summer Sounds 2020 concerts

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.

Happy crowd at Summer Sounds

Summer Sounds concerts for 2020

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

Growing Friends Autumn 2019 Sale

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.

Canberra’s native plant growers were queued up well before the barriers went down at 8:30. Many of them had read the sale lists closely and had a good idea of what they wanted. There were other hopefuls who were looking for ‘something that will grow in Canberra clay and not need watering’. There are such plants, but they all need watering until they are established.

Competition judge Graham Gall presents the schools award for UCSSC Lake Ginninderra

2019 Schools Photo Competition prizegiving and exhibition

The Friends Annual Photographic Competition for primary and secondary school and college students is now in its 23rd year. The exhibition of 2019 entries was opened on Saturday 2 November in the ANBG Visitor Centre, and prizes awarded to winners in five categories.

The competition was judged, and the prizes awarded, by Graham Gall and Jim Gould of the Friends Photographic Group.

Cover of Library Connect November 2019

Library Connect, November 2019 edition

The November 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 535 kB) includes articles on the new name for The Plantsman Journal, the release of new Seed Banking Stamps, information on various new books, the Canadian Journal of Plant Science, and an Introduction to our School Programme - the latest from the ANBG Archives.

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Report from the 2019 Annual General Meeting

The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the ANBG was held on Thursday 17 October in the ANBG Theatrette.

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Annual General Meeting 2019

The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the ANBG will be held on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 5.30 pm in the Theatrette at the Gardens.

Light refreshments will be served from 5pm in the Dickson Room.

Elections will be held for the position of Vice President, Secretary and two ordinary members of Council.

The AGM will be followed by a discussion of the arrangements for the 30th Anniversary of the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in 2020.

Cover of Friends Library Connect, October 2019

Library Connect, October 2019

The October 2019 edition of Library Connect covers the launch of Australian Water Dragons by Lisa Mitchell, a book for anyone curious to find out more about these fascinating creatures; a farewell and thanks to ANBG Library volunteer Carol Anderson; notes on a workshop on using Australian native plants in Bonsai; a selection of new books; an e-journal; and a look at the latest addition to the archive, the 'Bush Citrus' stamps series.

View from the bushland nature walk lookout

Bushland Nature Walks in October & November

Come and enjoy one of the free guided walks in the ANBG’s Bushland Precinct on Thursday mornings in October and November!