Helping the Gardens Grow

Epacris impressa (Margaret Steele)
Epacris impressa (Margaret Steele)

Saturday 18 March until noon Monday 17 April, 2017

The Friends’ Botanic Art Groups will present an exhibition of botanical art using a variety of mediums and featuring Australian native plants in the Visitor Centre from Saturday 18 March.  Many of the plants are found growing in the ANBG collection.  A special eucalypt collection will be featured. All work is for sale with proceeds from commissions going to support the Friends’ activities.

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

   Latest edition, 29 March - 11 April 2017




Pollen, a café featuring healthy, modern, wholesome food and a relaxed dining experience, is set to open at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The present cafe, Floresco, will be closed to the public for renovations from Sunday 2 April through to Saturday 8 April. But don’t despair... coffee and snacks will be available from a coffee cart during this time. Following renovations, Pollen will officially open on Sunday 9 April.  Read more in a media release.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG) is a not-for-profit incorporated association. It involves the community and supports the growth of Friends groups interested in the well-being and public appreciation of botanic gardens through their conservation and development, scientific, educational, historical, cultural and recreational functions. Members represent a range of botanic gardens and parks in regional and metropolitan areas throughout Australia. 
Friday, 17 March 2017
The Growing Friends autumn sale will be held on Saturday 25 March, 8.30am to 11.00am unless sold out earlier, in the small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison building.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
The Friends have decided to continue their support for the ANBG library by providing a further $2500 for book purchases. If members have suggestions as to books or periodicals that they would like to see in the library, they can contact Maureen Connolly on Members should note that the ANBG library is open to Friends and is well worth a visit.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017


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