Helping the Gardens Grow

Ants investigating eucalypt flower - Photo: Helen Dawes
Ants investigating eucalypt flower - Photo: Helen Dawes

Viewing the Gardens through the keen eyes and sharp lenses of the Photography Group exhibitors reveals many rare and remarkable sights, some too fast to follow and some too small to spot any other way – hence this year's exhibition theme 'Treasures'. Come and see the Gardens as you've never seen them before!

The exhibition will display over 50 framed works, as well as unframed prints and many beautiful cards, all produced from photographs taken of the flora and fauna of the Gardens and the wider surrounds.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 – 9:30am to Sunday, 8 December 2019 – 4:30pm, in the ANBG Visitor Centre.

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.

We were formed in 1990 as a community support group for the Gardens. Since then we have raised and spent over $1.2 million on projects in the Gardens and now have over 2500 members. And 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 now.

  Latest edition, 6 November 2019  (PDF, 2 MB)




The Friends Annual Photographic Competition for primary and secondary school and college students is now in its 23rd year. The exhibition of 2019 entries was opened on Sunday 3 November in the ANBG Visitor Centre, and prizes awarded to winners in five categories. The competition was judged, and the prizes awarded, by Graham Gall and Jim Gould of the Friends Photographic Group.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
The November 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 535 kB) includes articles on the new name for The Plantsman Journal, the release of new Seed Banking Stamps, information on various new books, the Canadian Journal of Plant Science, and an Introduction to our School Programme - the latest from the ANBG Archives.
Saturday, 2 November 2019
The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the ANBG was held on Thursday 17 October
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
The October 2019 edition of Library Connect covers the launch of Australian Water Dragons by Lisa Mitchell, a book for anyone curious to find out more about these fascinating creatures; a farewell and thanks to ANBG Library volunteer Carol Anderson; notes on a workshop on using Australian native plants in Bonsai; a selection of new books; an e-journal; and a look at the latest addition to the archive, the 'Bush Citrus' stamps series.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019


ANBG Friends Photographic Group - Exhibition
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 9:30am to Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 4:30pm
Bushland Nature Walk
Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
ANBG Photographic Group Show and Tell (Final Meeting of the Year)
Friday, 29 November 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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