Helping the Gardens Grow

Friends' Council Members 2023-2024
Friends' Council Members 2023-2024

Friends Council was advised in January 2024 by the ATO that tax law changes to deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisations came into effect 1 January 2024. As a result, the 2022 Friends Constitution needed to address this change to comply with the new administrative arrangements relating to the previously-named Public Fund.

In addition, in late 2023 the ACT Government reviewed its Model Rules for incorporated associations, and introduced new provisions for dispute resolution and clearer provisions for disciplinary proceedings.

In May 2024, a Council sub-committee completed a review of the Friends' Constitution and prepared a Draft Constitution for final review and approval by Council.

Financial members of the Friends ANBG are invited to provide feedback on the Draft Constitution to the Secretary at by 30 July 2024.

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: 10 - 23 July 2024 (PDF, 2.0 MB)




View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).
Friday, 19 July 2024
The 2024 competition is open to students attending Australian primary or secondary schools or colleges. All entries must be digital photographs taken in the ANBG, featuring some aspect of the Gardens such as plants, wildlife or scenery. Download the information sheets for secondary schools & colleges (PDF, 254KB) and for primary schools (PDF, 254KB).
Sunday, 30 June 2024
This edition of Library Connect has the usual listing of new books and a few articles for your interest. The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30 and Alex can also be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance. The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and Alex is very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.
Thursday, 27 June 2024
At this time of the year, many members consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Friends. It's easy and convenient to donate online. You can choose the method that suits you best: Online card payment - use a secure online payment facility to pay by Visa or Mastercard. Direct deposit  - fill out an easy donation form and get the details you need to complete your payment and receive your receipt. Donate now...
Friday, 14 June 2024


Photo competition for students of Australia schools and colleges
Monday, 1 July 2024 - 12:00am to Friday, 30 August 2024 - 5:00pm
Nicki Taws ‘Native Grassland Restoration’
Thursday, 25 July 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Jo Harding ‘Taxonomists don’t stuff things’
Thursday, 1 August 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Black Mountain Weeding Work Party
Saturday, 3 August 2024 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Threatened Species Walks
Monday, 12 August 2024 - 11:00am to Sunday, 18 August 2024 - 2:00pm
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