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: 12 - 25 June 2024 (PDF, 1.6 MB)




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
This edition of Library Connect has the usual listing of new books, a new artwork 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.
Saturday, 25 May 2024
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


Botanists of the Trees - Themed Walks
Monday, 10 June 2024 - 11:00am to Sunday, 16 June 2024 - 3:00pm
Emeritus Professor Jim Hone ‘Birds of Namadgi National Park’
Thursday, 27 June 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dr Valerie Caron ‘Dung Beetles’
Thursday, 11 July 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nicki Taws ‘Native Grassland Restoration’
Thursday, 25 July 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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