Helping the Gardens Grow

Doreen and Kath cut the birthday cake
Foundation members Doreen and Kath about to propagate birthday cake

The Growing Friends have just celebrated their 30th year of native plant propagation and sales.

A large gathering of current and former members watched as foundation members Doreen Wilson and Kath Holtzapffel propagated cake as the finale to the birthday feast. Convenor Maurice Hermann highlighted the group's accomplishments over the years, including the propagation and sale of over 40,000 native plants and the raising of funds for the Friends to contribute to the Gardens. Maurice spoke about the group as a way of fostering and spreading expertise in native plant propagation - probably the most important and enduring contribution it has made over the long term.

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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View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).
Thursday, 16 May 2024
This edition of Library Connect has the usual listing of new books and a couple of articles for your interest. The Library will be closed Thursday 25th & Friday 26th April. The 'click and collect' boxes are available in the Visitor Centre for returns. The Library is normally staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, or Alex can be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance.
Tuesday, 23 April 2024
The Australian Government has changed the rules relating to environmental funds, and that includes the Friends of the ANBG Public Fund. The Register of Environmental Organisations has been abolished, and along with it the need for the Friends to have a separate Public Fund. Donations will now be made directly to the Friends, and will continue to be tax deductible. Donors will be issued with an official receipt which clearly shows that the donation is tax deductible.
Saturday, 17 February 2024
A special electronic Christmas version of Eucalypt magazine, the journal of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens.
Wednesday, 27 December 2023
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