Helping the Gardens Grow

Rhodanthe anthemoides (Photo Murray Fagg)
Rhodanthe anthemoides (Photo Murray Fagg)

Australian Native Plant Sales are presented by the Growing Friends every Spring and Autumn.  Plants offered for sale are propagated from material sourced from the Australian National Botanic Gardens and all proceeds go to support the Gardens.

This year’s Spring sale will be held on Saturday 12th November in the small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison Building in the Gardens. A detailed list of plants for sale with information about the characteristics and growing requirements of each will be available on this website in the week prior to the sale.

The 2017 Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference will be hosted by the ANBG in October 2017.

We are a diverse group of people who love and support our beautiful Gardens – the world’s largest collection of Australian native plants. We have an extensive program of talks, visits and social events. There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place. This website will help you find events that most interest you.

We were formed in 1990 as a community support group for the Gardens. Since then we have raised and spent around $¾ million on projects in the Gardens and now have 1700 members. And we support the Gardens in many other ways, such as leading guided walks to show visitors the wonders of the Gardens, and hands-on support of research programs.


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Members of the Friends are invited to a free panel discussion at CSIRO Discovery Centre, Black Mountain, at 3-5 pm on 2 November 2016. RSVP is essential. Click on the blue heading above for more details.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
The 28th AGM was held on Wednesday 19 October. Click on the heading above for full details.  
Friday, 21 October 2016
A third botanic art group has recently been started, to cater for the many Friends who are not able to join the existing two groups, which meet during the week. The newest group meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:15 am to 2:00 pm. Click on the heading above for more information. If you are in interested in joining the new group, please contact Helen Hinton
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Are you interested in becoming more involved with the Friends? Do you enjoy working as part of a small team?
Saturday, 20 August 2016
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