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Dr John Passioura 'Perennial plants living with limited water: lifestyles, landscapes and some effects of disturbance' Thursday, 11 October 2012 - 12:30pm

Plant communities interact strongly with surface hydrology, and in so doing shape landscapes.  John will cover a few examples, including kangaroo grass, mallee, jarrah, and mulga. 

Orchid Walks on Black Mountain - 10am and 1pm Sunday, 7 October 2012 - 10:00am to Monday, 8 October 2012 - 10:45am

Join Tony Wood to learn about spring flowering native terrestrial orchids. Sturdy shoes; hand lens; bookings essential (6250 9540). Meet at the car park on Caswell Dr (head south towards Glenloch interchange. NB: there are 2 walks 10am and 1pm.

Peter Byron 'Red Centre Garden - from concept to construction' Thursday, 4 October 2012 - 12:30pm

The ANBG is developing a new Red Centre Garden showcasing the iconic significance of the continent's red centre as the physical and spiritual heart of Australia, right here in the nation's garden within the nation's capital. The Garden is set to open as part of the 2013 Canberra 100 – Celebrating the Centenary festivities. Peter Byron will discuss the background to the Red Centre Garden.

Photowalk Canberra in the ANBG Sunday, 30 September 2012 - 3:00pm to Monday, 1 October 2012 - 2:45pm

Photowalk is a chance for any person no matter what age or ability to get together and have a lovely walk, get some fresh air and meet other photographically minded people. This event is not organised by the Friends. Contact is Hilary Wardhaugh, phone 0418255416, email

Canberra in Action - Photographic Exhibition Friday, 28 September 2012 - 9:00am to Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 4:45am

An exhibition of student photographs depicting their meaning of Canberra. Various outdoor locations in the gardens.

David Young 'The Moghul gardens of Kashmir' Thursday, 27 September 2012 - 12:30pm

Three hundred and fifty years after the Moghul rulers headed to the Kashmiri hills each summer to escape the oppressive heat of Delhi and constructed magnificent pleasure gardens, visitors today can get some idea of what it must have been like.

Bernard Fennessy Memorial Lecture: Dr Peter Kerr ‘Rabbit Control: past, present and future’ NOTE CHANGED DATE Thursday, 20 September 2012 - 12:30pm

Australia has been blighted by rabbits ever since their introduction here. Peter, follower in the work of the late Bernard Fennessy, discusses control research and methods of the past, the concerns about the current resurgence as the pest develops immunity to the calicivirus, and what the future holds.

Peter White 'A view from the ANBG 200 years ago' Thursday, 13 September 2012 - 12:30pm

Where we now walk, sit and admire the beauty of the ANBG has been the home of Aboriginal people for more than 25,000 years. This talk gives a little glimpse of how these people may have lived, how they obtained their living from the environment and the traces of their lives that we can still see in the urban landscape of the National Capital."

Ben Walcott 'Visiting this year's Chelsea Flower Show' Thursday, 6 September 2012 - 12:30pm

Ben and Ros Walcott went on a trip this year with Angus Stewart to the gardens of Italy and finished the trip at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show. Ben will talk about the Show and have pictures of the gardens and displays.

Ben and Ros are keen gardeners who have visited many gardens in the USA, UK and Australia over the years. They have a large native garden in Red Hill that has been opened to the public on numerous occasions.

Drawn Together Exhibition - Visitor Centre Gallery Saturday, 1 September 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, 14 September 2012 - 4:30pm

An exhibition of stunning artwork inspired by the native landscape including wood carving, wood block prints. textile art and screen printing.