Helping the Gardens Grow

Child in the Gardens with Megalania MEGAfauna reproduction
The giant goanna Megalania (Varanus priscus)

Coinciding with the 'MEGAfauna in the Gardens' and 'MEGAfauna After Dark' events in July, the Friends have arranged two special talks about the Australian megafauna.

Dr Judith Field: ‘Last of Megafauna? Unravelling the debates around the Late Pleistocene Faunal Extinctions'
Friday 1 July at 12.30 pm in the ANBG Theatrette.

Associate Professor Field will look at some of these animals' behaviour and diets, their place in the Australian environment, and the possible efects of a changing climate and a new predator. For more information and to reserve a seat, see https://friendsanbg.org.au/Megafauna_special_talk_Field.

Dr Lyndall Dawson 'The bigger the better: was this true for the marsupial megafauna?'
Tuesday 12 July at 12:30 pm in the ANBG Theatrette.

Dr Dawson, palaeontologist and author, will talk about the ecological advantages that very large marsupial species may have had during the Pleistocene, and address the disadvantages of such a large size when humans came to share their land. For more information and to reserve a seat, see https://friendsanbg.org.au/Megafauna_special_talk_Dawson.

We have diverse backgrounds, but we all love and support our beautiful Gardens – the world’s largest collection of Australian native plants. We have an extensive program of talks, visits and social activities. There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place.

Since 1990 we have donated around $2 million for projects in the Gardens and now have nearly 3000 members. We support the Gardens in many other ways, such as leading guided walks to show visitors the wonders of the Gardens, and hands-on support of research programs.
 

Flowers,Fruit & Foliage logo

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

  Walk guide: 15 - 28 June 2022 (PDF, 1.4 MB)

 

 

LATEST NEWS

View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).
Friday, 17 June 2022
This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 808 KB) has the usual listing of new books, and a reminder to return all completed field notebooks.
Thursday, 16 June 2022
View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG). Congratulations to Linda Beveridge, who was elected President of the AAFBG at the recent AAFBG Conference. Linda is well-known to Friends as our Vice-President and as the Convenor of the Friends of Black Mountain.
Sunday, 29 May 2022
This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 718 KB) has the usual listing of new books, plus a note about the publications of Professor David Lindenmayer, who is giving the Friends’ Thursday Lunchtime Talk on 26 May.
Thursday, 19 May 2022
Subscribe to Front page feed