Helping the Gardens Grow

A plant sale back in the 'normal' days
A plant sale back in the 'normal' days

Canberra gardeners won't have to wait until spring for the next Growing Friends plant sale!

The next plant sale will be on August 27th,  giving you time to prepare for the spring planting.

The most recent sale was in November 2019, nearly three years ago. However, the Growing Friends have not been idle: by the end of August, we will have a large number of plants ready for planting in early spring, as the ground starts to warm up. A complete list of plants available, and a description of each, is now available for download (PDF, 286KB).

We have diverse backgrounds, but we all 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 activities. 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 donated around $2 million for projects in the Gardens and now have nearly 3000 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.
 

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Your guide to what’s fresh and flowering in the Gardens. Read more...

  Walk guide: 10 - 23 August 2022 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

 

 

LATEST NEWS

View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).
Monday, 1 August 2022
Earlier this year, our 2015 Constitution was reviewed in light of changes to relevant legislation and current best practice. Proposed changes to the Constitution were set out in a discussion paper that was available on our website, and comments sought by 30 April. Thank you to those who provided comments. As only positive feedback was received, the proposed changes will be presented as a resolution to the October 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for approval. Any change to the Constitution must be agreed by at least a three-quarters majority of voting members present at the meeting.
Monday, 25 July 2022
This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 921KB) has the usual listing of new books and a note about the OneSearch database.
Saturday, 23 July 2022
View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).
Tuesday, 12 July 2022

COMING UP

Dr Rosemary Purdie ‘Some Persian Gardens of Iran’
Thursday, 18 August 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Meena Sritheran ‘What makes plants rare?’
Thursday, 25 August 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Growing Friends plant sale
Saturday, 27 August 2022 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Growing Friends’ Getting Ready for Spring Sale
Saturday, 27 August 2022 - 8:30am to 11:00am
A Celebration of Wattles
Monday, 29 August 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
A Celebration of Wattles
Tuesday, 30 August 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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