Helping the Gardens Grow

Walcott garden - house and middle pond
Walcott garden - house and middle pond

Friends of ANBG are invited to visit the Walcott Gardens in Red Hill.

Roz and Ben Walcott have been long-term Friends of ANBG and producers of the weekly “Flowers Fruit and Foliage”.

Originally built in 1923, the Walcotts purchased their Red Hill property in 2001 and subsequently transformed the standard garden of earlier times into a garden of mostly Australian natives.

The Walcotts are generously opening their garden to Friends of ANBG on Saturday, October 7 from 10.00 – 12.00 pm, and on Sunday, October 8  from 1.30 – 3.30pm. Tea and coffee will be available. 

Fully booked.

The Friends love and support our beautiful Gardens – the world’s largest collection of Australian native plants.

Through our programs of talks, visits and social activities, our members and visitors meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place. Our special-interest groups are inspired by its unique artistic and scientific opportunities.

Since 1990 we have donated around $2 million for projects in the Gardens, and members actively contribute to its horticultural, educational and research programs as volunteers.

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Your guide to what’s fresh and flowering in the Gardens. Read more...

Walk Guide: 20 September - 3 October 2023 (PDF, 1.4 MB)




Please note that the 35th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens will be held on 19 October 2023, commencing at 3.00pm in the ANBG Theatrette.  You can find further information HERE.
Friday, 29 September 2023
ABC's Gardening Australia recently interviewed Dr Judy West who spent over a decade leading the team at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.  You can find the interview and related article HERE.
Friday, 22 September 2023
Dr Rebecca Pirzl will be appointed as the new Branch Head, Strategic Partnerships and Australian National Botanic Gardens, commencing on 30 October. Rebecca is joining DCCEEW from CSIRO and brings a wealth of experience from climate change and disaster resilience, regional infrastructure and community transitions, conservation decisions, Indigenous science partnerships, and national digital research infrastructure.
Thursday, 21 September 2023
Two works from the Botanic Art Group’s 2023 annual exhibition have been presented by the Friends for the ANBG’s permanent collection. Hakea laurina by Jacqui Gillilands and Acacia leprosa ‘Scarlet Blaze’ by Annette Dahler were presented to Anthony Whalen, Acting Executive Director of Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), by Neville Page, President, and Linda Beveridge, Vice President.
Thursday, 21 September 2023


Plant Stories: Woven Tapestry Narratives exhibition at the Visitor Centre
Wednesday, 20 September 2023 - 9:00am to Sunday, 29 October 2023 - 4:30pm
Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure
Monday, 25 September 2023 - 10:30am to Thursday, 5 October 2023 - 11:30am
Wake up with the Birds
Saturday, 7 October 2023 - 7:45am to Sunday, 8 October 2023 - 9:15am
Black Mountain Weeding Work Party
Saturday, 7 October 2023 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Walcott Gardens Visit
Saturday, 7 October 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm, Sunday, 8 October 2023 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Orchid Walk on Black Mountain
Sunday, 8 October 2023 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
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