Helping the Gardens Grow

Allogyne hueglii - Heather Stewart
Allogyne hueglii - Heather Stewart

The 12th Annual Exhibition - More Than Just a Pretty Plant - 16th March to 14th April in the VIC Gallery 9:30am to 4:30pm each day

This year's exhibition celebrates native plants and their uses.  There will be a special Friends' preview on the afternoon of Friday 15th March.

To accompany the exhibition the Friends’ have published a book featuring over 60 botanical works of art from the exhibition. This will be available for sale at a price of $25.

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 over $1.2 million on projects in the Gardens and now have over 2500 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.

Flowers,Fruit & Foliage logo

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

   Latest edition, 13 - 26 February 2019  (PDF, 676 KB)




Good news for everyone who came to Boronia Halstead’s lunch time talk on Thursday 14th February and was inspired to plan a trip to the South West Australian Floristic Region. Boronia’s presentation, which includes a list of sites that will be a great help when planning your trip, can now be accessed in the ANBG library.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
As part of the 2019 Enlighten Festival, the ANBG is presenting Luminous Botanicus IV. The Friends have supported Luminous Botanicus since its beginning. We are again looking for volunteers to assist staff at the entry point and at key positions along the route. For each evening we need seven people.
Monday, 18 February 2019
In the month of March some of the regular guided walks will have a special focus. The regular guided walks at 11:00 am and 2pm on Saturday March 9th, will feature bush tucker plants. During Eucalypt week (23rd March to 31st March), the 11:00 am walks will focus on Eucalypts.  Two special walks looking at things that aren't quite what they seem, will also be held on the 30th and 31st March.
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
The February 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 522 kB) includes: A new A-Z alphabet book, Alphabotanical, featuring botanical illustrations of Australian native plants; Opportunities for Friends to view Dr Gillian Scott’s award-winning Australian mistletoe watercolour paintings in the Library; Other new books and topics.
Friday, 1 February 2019


ANBG Friends Photographic Group - February meeting
Friday, 22 February 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Heino Lepp ‘From agarikon to Agaricus’
Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 12:30pm
Luminous Botanicus IV: shade of trees
Friday, 1 March 2019 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Luminous Botanicus IV: shade of trees
Saturday, 2 March 2019 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
ANBG Friends Plant Science Group Technical Talk
Monday, 4 March 2019 - 10:30am
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