Helping the Gardens Grow

Pomaderris eriocephala (Murray Fagg, Namadgi National Park)
Pomaderris eriocephala (Murray Fagg, Namadgi National Park)

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 11th November in the small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison Building in the Gardens. 

Dr Suzi Bond will be available to sign copies of her book Field Guide of the Butterflies of the ACT and discuss plants that attract butterflies to the garden.

Information about some of the plants for sale cn be found here. 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.

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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Your guide to what’s fresh and flowering in the Gardens now.

  Latest edition, 25 October - 7 November 2017




The Flowers of War is a project to uncover, perform, discuss and celebrate the music and art that talented men used to cope with the horror of war. Members of the Friends are invited, and offered discount prices, to concerts at the High Court on 10 October and 8 November.
Saturday, 7 October 2017
Paul Ramsay’s Garden Legacy The late Paul Ramsay’s Burradoo home ¨Yarrawin¨ will be open to the public for two days on the 21st and 22nd October 2017. It is a garden filled with year round colour, and diverse plantings. Spontaneously filled with a diverse range of plants sprawling across the property, combining both formal and informal planting. Yarrawin, is a truly gorgeous and relaxed place where you can spend hours wandering around and getting lost in the beautiful surrounds.
Friday, 29 September 2017
You are invited to attend the book launch of Vanished and Vanishing Parrots: Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species by Joseph Forshaw and Frank Knight. The book will be launched by Dr Le
Sunday, 24 September 2017
The Butterfly Walks previously scheduled for 18 November 2017 at 10 am and 1:30 am have been re-scheduled, due to unforeseen circumstances. The new dates and times are: Saturday 11 November @ 2pm: book at Sunday 12 November @ 2pm: book at Our sincere apologies to anyone inconvenienced by the changed dates and times. Everyone already registered for the previous dates will he contacted and asked to select a new date.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Mary Lovett ‘The Wonders of the Pilbara’
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Annual General Meeting 2017
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 5:30pm
Dr Ted Edwards ‘The night shift: moths of the ACT’
Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Bushland Nature Trail - Saturday walk
Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
ANBG Friends Plant Science Group - Technical Talk
Monday, 6 November 2017 - 10:30am
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