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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
Dr Darren Leroux ‘The Urban Frontier: Rethinking ecological opportunities in a changing world’ Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Darren, an Environmental Project Officer with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, will argue from recent urban ecology research for new and new and exciting restoration and conservation strategies for cities.

Darren Le Roux is an Environmental Project Officer, ACT Parks and Conservation Service, whose research and work experience to date has had a strong focus on wildlife conservation and biodiversity monitoring in human dominated landscapes.

Dr Bryan Lessard ‘All the buzz on Australia’s secret gardeners’ Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Bryan, an OCE Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO, will challenge many of the popular myths about Australian flies, and emphasise their status as essential pollinators of (and composters for) many iconic Australian plants.