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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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Stuart Rae ‘Little Eagle’ Thursday, 6 October 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Little Eagle Research Group has amassed a wealth of data on the breeding ecology and range of the eagle, and a botanical perspective helps explain the bird’s distribution.

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 coin donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCO

Sally Holliday ‘Exploring Wellbeing through Nature’ Thursday, 13 October 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Sally, from Landcare ACT, will explore the art of nature-connection and the myriad ways this intentional practice enhances wellbeing.

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/CAWCP

Dr Judy West ‘Some insights to the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ Thursday, 20 October 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Judy, Executive Director, will give some insights to the ANBG and its key roles, nationally and internationally, in conservation of flora.

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/CAWCU

Alex McLachlan ‘Eyebrights at risk of climate change?’ Thursday, 27 October 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Alex will present results from his research project on alpine and sub-alpine eyebrights (Euphrasia). He is improving understanding of their dormancy, germination, and what effect climate change might have on these regeneration processes.

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/CAWCV

Dr Pep Canadell ‘The rise of mega forest fires under climate change and what to do about it.’ Thursday, 3 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Pep, a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO, will discuss recent trend analyses on fire activity in Australian forests and their close links to human-caused climate change, along with limited options to reduce the rising impacts of wildfires.

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 coin donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCK

Frank Zich ‘Botanical Art and Botany, the work of Wendy and Bill Cooper’ Thursday, 10 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

William T. Cooper is nationally and internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most talented botanical and bird artists; his work is exquisite and scientifically accurate. Wendy Cooper is a renowned botanist and taxonomist. Together they have produced works of great artistic beauty and scientific merit and I will discuss aspects and examples of their work.

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/CAWCY

Margot Schneider ‘Fuel flammability and past fires?’ Thursday, 17 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Margot, 2020 winner of National Parks Australia ACT scholarship, will talk on the effect of past fire on fuel flammability, with particular emphasis on the leaf chemistry of Eucalyptus pilularis (Blackbutt).

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/CAWCZ

Dr Gavin Hunter ‘Biological control of sea spurge (Euphorbia paralias) in Australia’ Thursday, 24 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Gavin, research scientist at CSIRO will talk about the journey from field surveys in France to host-range testing and field release in Australia to control sea spurge, which reduces nesting spaces for shore birds and amenity to beaches.

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/CAWDB