Helping the Gardens Grow

Xerochrysum bracteatum C Green
Xerochrysum bracteatum C Green

The Growing Friends Autumn 2024 Native Plant Sale will be held in the Banksia Centre Car Park starting at 9.00am and finishing at 11:30 unless sold out earlier.  With around 1400 plants, over a hundred species and cultivars, there’s a plant for every spot in the garden or on a balcony.

Plants are only $6 a pot and are propagated by the Growing Friends from cuttings or seeds sourced within the ANBG with the support of ANBG staff. All proceeds from the sale go to the Friends to support the Gardens. Sales are by card only.

You can find further information HERE and the full list of plants, and their descriptions HERE.

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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This edition of Library Connect has the usual listing of new books, five new artworks and links to articles on Alexandre Descubes and Penny Olsen.  The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30 or Alex can 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.
Friday, 1 March 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
The Growing Friends Autumn plant sale is coming soon – on Saturday, 2 March 2024. It will start at the new time of 9.00am in the Banksia Centre Car Park, and will finish at 11:30 unless sold out earlier. There will be over a thousand plants to choose from, at only $6 a pot. Sales are by card only. Plants are all sourced from within the Gardens, and the proceeds of the Sale help support the Gardens. The full list of plants, and their descriptions, is available HERE.
Tuesday, 6 February 2024
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Tuesday, 6 February 2024


Butterfly Rambles on Black Mountain
Sunday, 10 March 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm, Sunday, 10 March 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Butterfly Rambles on Black Mountain
Sunday, 10 March 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm, Sunday, 10 March 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Andrew Skeoch ‘Deep Listening to Nature’
Thursday, 4 April 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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