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Dr John Grimshaw ‘New Trees: Recent Introductions to Cultivation’ Thursday, 22 November 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Visiting UK botanist Dr John Grimshaw will discuss new trees – recent introductions to cultivation, the subject of a 2009 book, of which he was principal author, on trees introduced in the past 35 years. The book was sponsored by the International Dendrology Society and published by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. 

Dr Joe Miller - 'Evolutionary and spatial diversity of the Australian flora' Thursday, 15 November 2012 - 12:30pm

Over the past year the research of the CANBR has been combining spatial data with phylogenetic (evolutionary relationships) data.  Joe will describe the methods used and show examples from many large Australian plant lineages, including Acacia, Eucalyptus, mosses, liverworts and hornworts.

Growing Friends spring plant sale Saturday, 10 November 2012 - 8:30am

Plants on sale are propagated and sold by the Growing Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens from material sourced from the Gardens.

Where: Small car park behind the Crosbie Morrison Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Canberra Institute of Botanical Art Workshop Saturday, 10 November 2012 - 12:00am to Sunday, 11 November 2012 - 11:45pm

Workshop on Onions and Garlic, in the Crosbie Morrison Building. Costs apply, booking essential. See for more information.

Stephen Speer - 'Spying eyes in America - What can we learn from the Smithsonian Institute and botanic gardens in the US'? Thursday, 8 November 2012 - 12:30pm

Stephen was one of a group of Canberra national institutions education staff who recently visited Washington DC and New York to observe how the Smithsonian Institution engages with school students and teachers. What did they learn and will this have an impact on the Gardens? What can the Gardens learn from US botanic gardens?

Dr Lydia Guja - 'Oceanic dispersal: can seeds survive and germinate under new environmental conditions' Thursday, 1 November 2012 - 12:30pm

Charles Darwin was among the first to hypothesise, and experiment with, oceanic dispersal. This is the harshest dispersal vector for seeds as they must endure an extremely saline and waterlogged voyage, are likely to be deposited hundreds of kilometres away from the parent plant, and often need to germinate under new environmental conditions.

Edwina Robinson 'The ACT's Inner North Wetlands' Thursday, 25 October 2012 - 12:30pm

Edwina will give a presentation on the design and construction of the wetlands in the Sullivans Creek Catchment and Gungahlin.  

ANPS spring plant sale Saturday, 20 October 2012 - 8:30am to Sunday, 21 October 2012 - 1:45pm

This plant sale is by the Australian Native Plants Society, Canberra Region. It will be held in the southern car park of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. For more details go to the ANPS website

School Photographic Exhibition - Visitor Centre Gallery Friday, 19 October 2012 - 9:00am to Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 4:30pm

Visit the popular annual exhibition of student photographs taken in the Gardens. 

This is an annual competition and exhibition run by the Friends of the ANBG. For more information click here.

Paul Janssens ' Managing the Parliament House landscape with biological controls' Thursday, 18 October 2012 - 12:30pm

Parliament House is now 24 years old. It has 23 hectares of landscape, which include the grass ramps, 17 courtyards and 9 hectares of native gardens. The use of pesticides for insect control is difficult due to the nature of the air conditioning air intakes for the building  as well as the numbers of working staff and visitors to Parliament House. The Landscape Services Section have implemented a very successful Integrated Pest Management program and utilise biological control methods such as releasing predator insects to control the pest insects.