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Canberra Institute of Botanical Art Workshop Saturday, 10 November 2012 - 12:00am to Sunday, 11 November 2012 - 11:45pm

Workshop on Onions and Garlic, in the Crosbie Morrison Building. Costs apply, booking essential. See for more information.

Stephen Speer - 'Spying eyes in America - What can we learn from the Smithsonian Institute and botanic gardens in the US'? Thursday, 8 November 2012 - 12:30pm

Stephen was one of a group of Canberra national institutions education staff who recently visited Washington DC and New York to observe how the Smithsonian Institution engages with school students and teachers. What did they learn and will this have an impact on the Gardens? What can the Gardens learn from US botanic gardens?

Dr Lydia Guja - 'Oceanic dispersal: can seeds survive and germinate under new environmental conditions' Thursday, 1 November 2012 - 12:30pm

Charles Darwin was among the first to hypothesise, and experiment with, oceanic dispersal. This is the harshest dispersal vector for seeds as they must endure an extremely saline and waterlogged voyage, are likely to be deposited hundreds of kilometres away from the parent plant, and often need to germinate under new environmental conditions.

Edwina Robinson 'The ACT's Inner North Wetlands' Thursday, 25 October 2012 - 12:30pm

Edwina will give a presentation on the design and construction of the wetlands in the Sullivans Creek Catchment and Gungahlin.  

ANPS spring plant sale Saturday, 20 October 2012 - 8:30am to Sunday, 21 October 2012 - 1:45pm

This plant sale is by the Australian Native Plants Society, Canberra Region. It will be held in the southern car park of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. For more details go to the ANPS website

School Photographic Exhibition - Visitor Centre Gallery Friday, 19 October 2012 - 9:00am to Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 4:30pm

Visit the popular annual exhibition of student photographs taken in the Gardens. 

This is an annual competition and exhibition run by the Friends of the ANBG. For more information click here.

Paul Janssens ' Managing the Parliament House landscape with biological controls' Thursday, 18 October 2012 - 12:30pm

Parliament House is now 24 years old. It has 23 hectares of landscape, which include the grass ramps, 17 courtyards and 9 hectares of native gardens. The use of pesticides for insect control is difficult due to the nature of the air conditioning air intakes for the building  as well as the numbers of working staff and visitors to Parliament House. The Landscape Services Section have implemented a very successful Integrated Pest Management program and utilise biological control methods such as releasing predator insects to control the pest insects.

Black Mountain Wildflower Ramble Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 9:30am to Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 11:45am

Meet at the Belconnen Way entry to Black Mountain Nature Reserve, just before Caswell Drive turnoff (look for the balloons). Celebrate the diversity of spring wildflowers in the 41st annual Burbidge/Chippendale walk.

Canberra Institute of Botanical Art Workshop Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 12:00am to Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 11:45pm

Creating a collections sampler. Workshop in the Crosbie Morrison Building. See for more information.

Dr John Passioura 'Perennial plants living with limited water: lifestyles, landscapes and some effects of disturbance' Thursday, 11 October 2012 - 12:30pm

Plant communities interact strongly with surface hydrology, and in so doing shape landscapes.  John will cover a few examples, including kangaroo grass, mallee, jarrah, and mulga.