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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.

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Event title Date Details
Dr Rosemary Purdie ‘Some Persian Gardens of Iran’ Thursday, 18 August 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

In this talk Rosemary, Honorary Living Collections Botanist ANBG, will briefly explore history and features of Persian Garden concept, then walk us through four World Heritage listed gardens in Iran.

Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCH

Meena Sritheran ‘What makes plants rare?’ Thursday, 25 August 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Meena is looking at how fire, soil properties and plant interactions may play a role in driving the rarity of species, and how this knowledge would aid conservation management of rare species and ecosystems.

Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCI

Growing Friends plant sale Saturday, 27 August 2022 - 8:30am to 11:00am

Canberra gardeners won't have to wait until spring for the next Growing Friends plant sale!

The most recent sale was in November 2019, nearly three years ago. However, the Growing Friends have not been idle: by the end of August, we will have a large number of plants ready for planting in early spring, as the ground starts to warm up. A complete list of plants available, and a description of each, is now available for download (PDF, 286KB).

Growing Friends’ Getting Ready for Spring Sale Saturday, 27 August 2022 - 8:30am to 11:00am

Canberra gardeners will not have to wait until spring for the next Growing Friends plant sale. The next plant sale will be on August 27th,  giving you time to prepare for the spring planting.

A Celebration of Wattles Monday, 29 August 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance. Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

A Celebration of Wattles Tuesday, 30 August 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

A Celebration of Wattles Wednesday, 31 August 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

A Celebration of Wattles Thursday, 1 September 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

Dr Tim Barrows, ‘The last Ice Age in Canberra and at Lake Mungo’ Thursday, 1 September 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

In this talk, Tim will describe new work on Black Mountain in Canberra and the Southern Tablelands to date and describe the lowest elevation of periglacial activity, the extent of which has been the subject of controversy.

Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCJ

A Celebration of Wattles Friday, 2 September 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

A Celebration of Wattles Saturday, 3 September 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

A Celebration of Wattles Sunday, 4 September 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

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