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Botanic Art Groups - 12th Annual Exhibition Saturday, 16 March 2019 - 9:30am to Sunday, 14 April 2019 - 4:30pm

'More Than Just a Pretty Plant' - native plant use then and now

The Friends of the ANBG's Botanic Art Groups will hold their 12th annual exhibition and sale, with the theme 'more than just a pretty plant'. The works on show will feature plants with traditional and modern uses as sources of food, medicine, and materials for making practical objects and artworks. There is a special Friends’ preview on the afternoon of Friday 15th March.

Dr Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn 'Phylogenetic Diversity and 'hot spots' for Conservation’ Thursday, 14 March 2019 - 12:30pm

Alexander, is from the CSIRO, and will explain how phylogenetic diversity works and its logic, and how it can identify areas of conservation priority and patterns of biogeographic interest.

Luminous Botanicus IV: shade of trees Saturday, 9 March 2019 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Bush tucker walk - Saturday afternoon Saturday, 9 March 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The regular guided walk this afternoon (9th March) will feature bush tucker plants.

Bush tucker walk - Saturday morning Saturday, 9 March 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The regular guided walk this morning (9th March) will feature bush tucker plants.

Luminous Botanicus IV: shade of trees Friday, 8 March 2019 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Matthew Higgins 'The Declined, the Gifted and the Desired: Four Canberra Rivers' Thursday, 7 March 2019 - 12:30pm

Matthew Higgins is an historian, writer, speaker, photographer and citizen scientist, who has worked for many of our national cultural institutions.  He will present natural and historical information about four rivers near Canberra, and detail some of his experiences on them.

ANBG Friends Plant Science Group Technical Talk Monday, 4 March 2019 - 10:30am

Brendan Lepschi, will give a “State of the Nation Update” as it were.  He is  Curator of the Australian National Herbarium (a collection of 1.4 million specimens covering Australia, Malesia and the SW Pacific) and is also involved in other projects involving plant nomenclature eg compilation and maintenance of the Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) and Australian Plant Census (APC).

(Malesia is a biogeographical region straddling the Equator and the boundaries of the Indomalaya ecozone and Australasia ecozone.)

Luminous Botanicus IV: shade of trees Saturday, 2 March 2019 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm

As part of the 2019 Enlighten Festival, the ANBG is presenting Luminous Botanicus IV. After dark immerse yourself in the wonders of the Gardens on this illuminated self-guided walk from the Rainforest up to the Red Centre Garden. Delight in the diversity and beauty of our native plants, as well as our special visitors this year, one of our most famous animals, the koala. Enjoy food and music on the Eucalypt Lawn. Bookings available through Ticketek or Enlighten website.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 2 March 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

We shall focus on removing non-local Sweet Pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum) (perhaps not really so sweet as a weed!) and Yellow Pittosporum (P. revolutum) and other naturalised woody species in the peripheral areas of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG). 

Meet: the ANBG Southern car park. After going in the main gate, turn sharp left, follow road around the perimeter up to the top level of that carpark. Look for banner or balloons near the pay-parking machine.

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