Helping the Gardens Grow

Gang Gang Cockatoo in the Gardens (Photo: Pam Rooney)
Gang Gang Cockatoo in the Gardens (Photo: Pam Rooney)

The ever-popular Breakfast with the Birds program is celebrating its 13th season. The event operates this year on four Saturday and four Sunday mornings, starting on Saturday 24 September and ending on Sunday 16 October. Starting time is 7.45am.

This is an excellent opportunity for early morning access to the Gardens to view birdlife with a knowledgeable guide, followed by breakfast in Floresco in the Gardens Cafe. Bring binoculars if you have them. The walk will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.

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, 14-27 Sept 2016




The 28th AGM will be held on Wednesday 19 October at 5.30pm in the Crosbie Morrison Room at the Gardens.  Light refreshments will be served from 5pm. There will elections for vacant Council positions, including President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, as well as four Council member positions. We currently are aware of nominations for all of the vacancies, except the position of Secretary.  The AGM will be followed by a talk on the new Ian Potter Conservatory to be built at the Gardens, by project consultant Annabelle Pegrum. Click on the heading above for full details, including of the Secretary position.
Tuesday, 20 September 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
The Fronds team is looking to hand over after a number of years of working on the Friends magazine.
Monday, 27 June 2016
The May 2016 edition of Eucalypt, the journal of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens, is now available. Issue 46 includes a report on the 2016 AAFBG biennial Conference held at Geelong Botanic Gardens, 29 April to 3 May; other news from botanic gardens in Australia, New Zealand - and Fiji; and the AAFBG calendar of events 2016-17.
Monday, 16 May 2016


Breakfast with the Birds
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 7:45am
Weeding Work Party, Black Mountain
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Breakfast with the Birds
Sunday, 2 October 2016 - 7:45am
Breakfast with the Birds
Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 7:45am
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