Helping the Gardens Grow

Recovery Exhibition poster
Recovery Exhibition poster

The Friends Photographic Group presents its 8th annual exhibition at the Visitors Centre.

This year the exhibitors competed for awards in four categories. All entrants, including the award winners, are on display and for sale to the public. There are also unframed prints and unique cards, calendars, photo bags and more for sale.

The award categories are Plant Portrait, Wildlife, Banksia, and Rare, Threatened or Endangered Plants.

The exhibition showcases the Gardens’ wide-ranging diversity of flora and fauna. A percentage of sales go to the Friends for use in projects in the Gardens.

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.

Since 1990 we have raised and spent over $1.6 million on projects in the Gardens and now have over 2900 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: 01 - 14 Dec 2021 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
  Walk video (Neville Page): 1 - 14 Dec 2021




Do you have a passion for Australian plants? Do you enjoy the outdoors and spending time with like-minded people? Do you wish to expand your skills and knowledge? Then the Volunteer Guides Program at the Gardens is for you! The Australian National Botanic Gardens is now recruiting for Volunteer Guides to start in 2022. No botanical background is required to apply. We offer a training program, mentorship and professional development opportunities to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for guiding. Find out more
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Follow the old path from Pollen cafe, past the Ellis Rowan building towards the mountain and follow the sign to the new viewing platform overlooking the buiding site.
Thursday, 18 November 2021
Several Friends have been recording observations of Gang-gangs in the Botanic Gardens for a week in February, May, August and November since 2014-15 and contributing the information as citizen scientists to research being done by the Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG). There is increased concern about Gang-gangs, and the following is an invitation from COG to participate in recording observations of Gang-gangs in urban and non-urban environments as part of the data collection by COG and friends, and sponsored by the Federal Government. COG asks that photographs and other information be submitted to Canberra Nature Map any time you see them. 
Wednesday, 17 November 2021


ANBG Photographic Group exhibition & awards - Recovery
Thursday, 25 November 2021 - 9:30am to Sunday, 12 December 2021 - 4:30pm
Volunteer Guide 2022 intake - information session
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 - 10:30am
Volunteer Guide 2022 intake - information session
Thursday, 20 January 2022 - 5:00pm
Summer Butterfly Walks
Sunday, 23 January 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Summer Butterfly Walks
Sunday, 23 January 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Subscribe to Front page feed