Helping the Gardens Grow

Professor Peter Kanowski, speaker on 6 February
Professor Peter Kanowski, speaker on 6 February

The Friends' 2020 Thursday Talks program kicks off on 6 February with an acutely timely and topical presentation by Professor Peter Kanowski on ‘Forests Near and Far: Issues in a Warming World’.

Peter is Professor of Forestry in The Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU. He will talk about the world’s forests, which are under pressure from deforestation and degradation – and increasingly from climate change. Australian forests, and those locally that make Canberra livable, are also threatened. Peter will review the situation, and our options and priorities in responding to these challenges. (For more information, see the website calendar entry).

Most of the Thursday Talks in 2020 will showcase the ANBG’s science and conservation programs. See a list of the first 3 months' speakers and topics

We are a diverse group of people who 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 events. There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place.

We were formed in 1990 as a community support group for the Gardens. Since then we have raised and spent over $1.2 million on projects in the Gardens and now have over 2500 members. And 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.
 

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  Latest edition, 15-28 January 2020  (PDF, 1.5 MB)

 

 

LATEST NEWS

Due to hazardous air quality and ongoing fire danger, the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ has announced that the 'Summer Sounds 2020' concert season has been postponed.
Thursday, 9 January 2020
POSTPONED: Due to hazardous air quality and ongoing fire danger, the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ has announced that the 'Summer Sounds 2020' concert season has been postponed. The ANBG will provide updates on revised concert dates as they become available, via the ANBG website and Facebook page.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
The December 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 486KB) includes articles on the Painting with Parkinsons new book, Library opening hours over Christmas, information on a selection of new books and the e-journal Conservation Letters and from the ANBG Archive, an ANBG Christmas Card c.1996.
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
POSTPONED: Due to hazardous air quality and ongoing fire danger, the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ has announced that the 'Summer Sounds 2020' concert season has been postponed. The ANBG will provide updates on revised concert dates as they become available, via the ANBG website and Facebook page.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019

COMING UP

Summer Sounds 25th January - Tribute Weekend – POSTPONED
Saturday, 25 January 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Summer Sounds 26th January - Tribute Weekend – POSTPONED
Sunday, 26 January 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
ANBG Weeding Work Party
Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Summer Sounds 1st February - Jazzy Weekend – POSTPONED
Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Summer Sounds 2nd February - Jazzy Weekend – POSTPONED
Sunday, 2 February 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
ANBG Plant Science Group Technical Talk
Monday, 3 February 2020 - 10:30am
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