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1963 - Landscaping the Lake: A Garden History Society event Wednesday, 5 June 2013 - 6:00pm to Thursday, 6 June 2013 - 5:45pm

When Lake Burley Griffin filled over the summer of 1963-64 the two quasi-villages north and south of the Molonglo River were united into a single city. Dr Dianne Firth, whose PhD researched the history of the Lake, will describe how the Lake’s construction involved extensive shaping of new basins which had impacts on a number of landscapes.

Pat Wright - 'Orchids Galore: Spring Festival in Columbia' Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Plant enthusiasts the world over like to display the exceptional beauty and diversity of their land; some in competition, others merely aesthetically pleasing themselves. Artistically this festival is a mind-blowing kaleidoscope of colour, shapes and form.

Dr Virginia Lohr - 'Why I Love (and Why You Love) the ANBG Thursday, 23 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Research on human response to plants helps us understand how people respond psychologically and physically to plants and what scientists think about why we respond so strongly.

Dr Nicki Grigg - 'Negotiating our Future' Thursday, 16 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr Nicki Grigg will present a report commissioned by the Australian Academy of Science on Australia’s social, economic and environmental sustainability to 2050 and beyond.

Doug Laing - 'Wallace, Wilsons and Other Wonders of West Papua' Thursday, 9 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

An enduring fascination in the life and times of Alfred Russel Wallace, the ‘father of biogeography’, encouraged Mr Laing, in 2012, to undertake his own voyage of discovery to this extraordinary part of Indonesia.

"Friends Around the Lake' event at National Museum Wednesday, 8 May 2013 - 6:00pm to Thursday, 9 May 2013 - 5:45pm

Glorious Days : Australia 1913

Friends of National Institutions are invited to join senior curator Michelle Hetherington for an exclusive look at objects borrowed from fellow institutions in Canberra for the above fabulous exhibition. This features stunning artworks and ordinary and extraordinary objects from the period. Immerse yourself in the music, photographs and newsreel footage of Australian life as it was 100 years ago.

Visit to Parliament House Gardens - a Friends only tour Wednesday, 8 May 2013 - 10:00am to Thursday, 9 May 2013 - 9:45am

This a rare opportunity for a guided tour of the interior gardens at Parliament House in autumn. The tour will take around one and one half hours. Our guide will be Paul Janssens from Landscape Services at Parliament House, and previously Curator of the Living Collection at the ANBG.

Andrew Young: The Biology of the Daisy Monday, 6 May 2013 - 10:00am to Tuesday, 7 May 2013 - 9:45am

You are invited to the monthly meeting of the Botanical Resource Centre Facilitators where Andrew Young will speak on 'The Biology of the Daisy - Rudidosis leptorhynchoides'. 10am for a 10.30 talk in the Crosbie Morrison Building.

At the conclusion of the talk, about 11.30am, there will be a short meeting of the Plant Science group of the Friends of ANBG (about 10 minutes or so). That will provide an update on the group and what it might do, as well as briefings on several current activites of relevance to the group (eg the review of the Botanical Resource Centre, the Gardens stocktake etc). All are welcome to stay on for this meeting.
Centenary Chat: Linda Groom - Natural History Illustration in the First Fleet Thursday, 2 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Linda Groom, former Curator of Pictures at the National Library of Australia, will give an illustrated talk about the art of George Raper and John Hunter. 

There will be no Thursday Talk on the ANZAC Day Public Holiday. Thursday, 25 April 2013 - 12:30pm