Helping the Gardens Grow

Eastern Spinebill (Photo: David Cook)
Eastern Spinebill (Photo: David Cook)

The Australian National Botanic Gardens provide a fantastic habitat for many of Canberra’s birds, with water and nectar in abundance. On weekends during Floriade we are offering an early morning 1½ hour guided walk to see many of the Gardens' amazing birds.

It is marvellous to be in the Gardens early in the morning before they are open to the general public. It's a great time to observe the feeding and nesting behaviour of our birds and their young. Some binoculars will be provided, but bring your own if you have them.

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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LATEST NEWS

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 https://register.eventarc.com/38154/butterfly-walk-2-pm-saturday-11-november-2017 Sunday 12 November @ 2pm: book at https://register.eventarc.com/38155/butterfly-walk-2-pm-sunday-12-november-2017 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
The Australian National Botanic Gardens provide a fantastic habitat for many of Canberra’s birds, with water and nectar in abundance. It is marvellous to be in the Gardens early in the morning before they are open to the general public. During Floriade we offer an early morning walk at weekends. Join us for a 1½ hour guided walk to see many of the Gardens' amazing birds. This year we are not including breakfast, but you are welcome to purchase a coffee or breakfast following the bird walk in Pollen – the Gardens Café.
Friday, 8 September 2017
On the very last (and somewhat chilly) day of winter various Friends assembled on the Paperbark Lawn of the Gardens, just below the site of the Paperbark Treehouse, to find out about the mysterious Japanese art of yakisugi, or carbonising wood. As Nici Long from Cave Urban has explained, charring is very appropriate for this work as a symbol of bushfire and regeneration; it also preserves the timber and provides a textural finish that reduces the fire risk.
Friday, 1 September 2017

COMING UP

Tom North: 'Kakadu – collecting, sweat and tears'
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
ANBG Friends Photographic Group - Monthly meeting
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 10:30am
Wake Up With the Birds
Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 7:45am to 9:15am
Wake Up With the Birds
Sunday, 1 October 2017 - 7:45am to 9:15am
Exposed - an exhibition by the Friends Photographic Group
Thursday, 5 October 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 22 October 2017 (All day)
Brian Fox and Michael Keats ‘Gardens of Stone National Park’
Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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