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Turner themed walk Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, 16 June 2013 - 10:45am

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in June at 11:00 am.

Dr Michael Whitehead 'The Empty Promises and Fake Advertisments of Orchid Pollination' Thursday, 13 June 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Most flowering plants employ animals to carry out the essential service of pollination. The majority of these plants persuade their pollinators through rewards such as nectar or pollen, the presence of which is signalled through bright petals and sweet scents. There are, however, many plant species whose false advertisements draw pollinators to rewardless flowers. Chief among them are the orchids who masterfully deceive pollinators through false promises of sex and food. Michael will discuss his research on pollination in rewardless flowers, with a special focus on the sexually deceptive orchids of Eastern Australia.

Turner-themed Walk Saturday, 8 June 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, 9 June 2013 - 10:45am

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in June at 11:00 am.

Centenary Chat: Assoc. Prof. Don Beer - 'Miracle on Black Mountain: The Early History of the Australian National Botanical Gardens' Thursday, 6 June 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Don will explain how a phrase on the winning design for Canberra led to the world’s most comprehensive collection of Australian plants.

1963 - Landscaping the Lake: A Garden History Society event Wednesday, 5 June 2013 - 6:00pm to Thursday, 6 June 2013 - 5:45pm

When Lake Burley Griffin filled over the summer of 1963-64 the two quasi-villages north and south of the Molonglo River were united into a single city. Dr Dianne Firth, whose PhD researched the history of the Lake, will describe how the Lake’s construction involved extensive shaping of new basins which had impacts on a number of landscapes.

Black Mountain weeding working party Saturday, 1 June 2013 - 9:00am to Sunday, 2 June 2013 - 11:45am

This is a Friends of Black Mountain event. All Friends of the ANBG are invited.

Task: to remove Billardiera heterophylla (Sollya, Bluebell creeper) and other weeds in the ANBG area on Black Mountain, close to the fence not far from Black Mountain’s Botanic Garden walking track. Delicious morning tea at 10.30am.

Full details in the News item on this website.

Pat Wright - 'Orchids Galore: Spring Festival in Columbia' Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Plant enthusiasts the world over like to display the exceptional beauty and diversity of their land; some in competition, others merely aesthetically pleasing themselves. Artistically this festival is a mind-blowing kaleidoscope of colour, shapes and form.

Dr Virginia Lohr - 'Why I Love (and Why You Love) the ANBG Thursday, 23 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Research on human response to plants helps us understand how people respond psychologically and physically to plants and what scientists think about why we respond so strongly.

Dr Nicki Grigg - 'Negotiating our Future' Thursday, 16 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr Nicki Grigg will present a report commissioned by the Australian Academy of Science on Australia’s social, economic and environmental sustainability to 2050 and beyond.

Doug Laing - 'Wallace, Wilsons and Other Wonders of West Papua' Thursday, 9 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

An enduring fascination in the life and times of Alfred Russel Wallace, the ‘father of biogeography’, encouraged Mr Laing, in 2012, to undertake his own voyage of discovery to this extraordinary part of Indonesia.