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Here you will find a calendar of Friends’ activities in the Gardens including lunchtime talks, social events, exhibitions and the ever-popular spring and autumn plant sales. In addition to events arranged by the Friends, we include some events arranged by the Gardens and by other organisations. A full list of events arranged by the Gardens is in their What's On webpage.

Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30pm every Thursday from February to November in the Gardens’ Theatrette. Talks last for 1 hour. Admission is by gold coin donation. There is no need to book. Some other events do require booking – please see individual items.

The ANBG Theatrette has a capacity of 90 seats. To avoid a breach of fire regulations, event organisers will monitor numbers and decline entry once all seats have been filled. We recommend that audience members arrive early to secure a seat.

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Event title Date Details
Summer Sounds 2018 with Annie and the Armadillos Saturday, 27 January 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy Jazz in the Gardens with Annie and the Armadillos and dance with Canberra Swing Katz

Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens.

All Summer Sounds 2018 concerts are on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens in Clunies Ross Street, Acton, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain. All concerts start at 6.00 pm and finish at 7.30. Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drinks for sale on site. Entry $5 adults, $2 concession, children 12 years and under free.

We need volunteers to help with collecting entry donations, supervising parking and transport for disabled patrons, driving the electric vehicles up to the Eucalypt Lawn, and answering queries at the Information Tent. Sign up online here.

Summer Sounds 2018 with Laura Alyce Ingram Sunday, 28 January 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy Jazz in the Gardens with Laura Alyce Ingram and dance with Canberra Swing Katz

Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens.

All Summer Sounds 2018 concerts are on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens in Clunies Ross Street, Acton, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain. All concerts start at 6.00 pm and finish at 7.30. Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drinks for sale on site. Entry $5 adults, $2 concession, children 12 years and under free.

We need volunteers to help with collecting entry donations, supervising parking and transport for disabled patrons, driving the electric vehicles up to the Eucalypt Lawn, and answering queries at the Information Tent. Sign up online here.

Summer Sounds 2018 with Gypsy Jazz Project Saturday, 3 February 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy Jazz in the Gardens with Gypsy Jazz Project and dance with Jumptown Swing Dance

Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens.

All Summer Sounds 2018 concerts are on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens in Clunies Ross Street, Acton, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain. All concerts start at 6.00 pm and finish at 7.30. Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drinks for sale on site. Entry $5 adults, $2 concession, children 12 years and under free.

We need volunteers to help with collecting entry donations, supervising parking and transport for disabled patrons, driving the electric vehicles up to the Eucalypt Lawn, and answering queries at the Information Tent. Sign up online here.

Summer Sounds 2018 with the Royal Military College Band Sunday, 4 February 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy Jazz in the Gardens with the Royal Military College Band and dance with Jumptown Swing Dance

Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens.

All Summer Sounds 2018 concerts are on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens in Clunies Ross Street, Acton, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain. All concerts start at 6.00 pm and finish at 7.30. Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drinks for sale on site. Entry $5 adults, $2 concession, children 12 years and under free.

We need volunteers to help with collecting entry donations, supervising parking and transport for disabled patrons, driving the electric vehicles up to the Eucalypt Lawn, and answering queries at the Information Tent. Sign up online here.