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A Celebration of Wattles Saturday, 3 September 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 3 September 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Meet:  Frith Road, Acton. Park along the CSIRO side of the road, please. Look for banner(s)Bring:   Other friends if you wish, as everyone is welcome.  Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.  We shall break for delicious morning tea at about 10:30am.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711.  This complies with COVID-19 requirements, and helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

A Celebration of Wattles Friday, 2 September 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

Dr Tim Barrows, ‘The last Ice Age in Canberra and at Lake Mungo’ Thursday, 1 September 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

In this talk, Tim will describe new work on Black Mountain in Canberra and the Southern Tablelands to date and describe the lowest elevation of periglacial activity, the extent of which has been the subject of controversy.

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/CAWCJ

A Celebration of Wattles Thursday, 1 September 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

A Celebration of Wattles Wednesday, 31 August 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

A Celebration of Wattles Tuesday, 30 August 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

A Celebration of Wattles Monday, 29 August 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance. Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

Growing Friends 'Getting ready for Spring' plant sale Saturday, 27 August 2022 - 8:30am to 11:00am

Canberra gardeners won't have to wait until spring for the next Growing Friends plant sale!

The most recent sale was in November 2019, nearly three years ago. However, the Growing Friends have not been idle: by the end of August, we will have a large number of plants ready for planting in early spring, as the ground starts to warm up. A complete list of plants available, and a description of each, is now available for download (PDF, 286KB).

Meena Sritheran ‘What makes plants rare?’ Thursday, 25 August 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Meena is looking at how fire, soil properties and plant interactions may play a role in driving the rarity of species, and how this knowledge would aid conservation management of rare species and ecosystems.

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/CAWCI

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