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Year Issue 1 Issue 2 Issue 3
2021 97 April 2021 98 August 2021 99 December 2021
2020 94 April 2020 95 August 2020 96 December 2020
2019 91 April 2019 92 August 2019 93 December 2019
2018 88 April 2018 89 August 2018 90 December 2018
2017 85 April 2017 86 August 2017 87 December 2017
2016 82 April 2016 83 August 2016 84 December 2016
2015 79 April 2015 80 August 2015 81 December 2015
2014 76 April 2014 77 August 2014 78 December 2014
2013 73 April 2013 74 August 2013 75 December 2013
2012 70 April 2012 71 August 2012 72 December 2012
2011 67 April 2011 68 August 2011 69 December 2011
2010 64 April 2010 65 August 2010 66 December 2010
2009 61 March 2009 62 August 2009 63 December 2009
2008 58 March 2008 59 July 2008 60 November 2008
2007 55 March 2007 July 57 November 2007
2006 March 53 July 2006 54 November 2006

2021

Fronds 99 December 2021 (PDF format: 167 MB)

  • Some Favourite Plants from Flowers, Fruit and Foliage
  • Quality control of National Seed Bank collections
  • From cultivated plant to environmental weed
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Photographic Group
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Volunteer Guides
    • Nature Journaling
    • Growing Friends
  • Nature Journaling
  • Friends History
  • Thursday Talks 2021 - a Half Year in Review
  • Help record Gang-gang behaviour
  • Butterflies are Back!
  • Gardens Shorts
    • Executive Director
    • Behind closed gates
    • Curating historic collections
    • A guide to propagating Norfolk Island Plants
    • Australasian Seed Science Conference goes virtual
    • A click ahead for school excursion bookings
    • New Director of Philanthropy – Parks Trust
  • Obituary: Estelle Margaret Canning
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • Friends AGM
  • Friends Briefs
    • Life Memberships
    • Obituary: Bev Fisher
  • What’s on at the Gardens
  • Thursday Talks

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Fronds 98 August 2021

  • Northern Precinct Development – New National Seed Bank and Horticulture Centre
  • Friends Briefs
    • Wake Up with the Birds
    • New Friends group: Nature Journaling at the Gardens
    • Schools Photographic Competition: explore the Gardens with your camera
  • Targeting threatened species in the ANBG nursery
  • Telling the Time by the Sun: An Enlightening Afternoon
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Growing Friends Photographic Group
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Volunteer Guides
  • Recovery: 2021 Photographic Competition & Exhibition
  • President’s Report
  • The ANBG: a natural functioning ecosystem as exemplified by its insect fauna 12
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • Uncovering the secrets of the Superb Fairy-wren
  • Gardens Shorts
    • Executive Director's Report
    • MEGAfauna exhibition
    • Summer Sounds
    • Weedy vols - horticulture volunteer trial
    • We need your photos!
    • National Seed Bank
    • More than a word
  • Letters to the Editor
  • What’s on at the Gardens
  • Thursday Talks — August to December 2021

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Fronds 97 April 2021

  • Homework – John Wrigley’s photos
  • William Baxter – ‘so excellent a collector’ of the ‘curious and rare’
  • Discovering Butterflies
  • Redevelopment of the East Core Precinct
  • Report from the Friends’ President
  • Banksia Garden - pruning banksias
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Botanical Art Groups
    • Growing Friends
    • Photographic Group
    • Volunteer Guides
    • Plant Science Group
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • Gardens Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Working to save Australia’s rarest Macadamia
    • Crowea ‘Rockstar'
    • Going virtual - adapting to a COVID world
    • 2021 Volunteer Botanical Training Program goes virtual
    • Conserving Syzygium paniculatum, Magenta Lilly Pilly
    • Bushfire recovery boost to alpine seed collecting
    • Secretive Slime Moulds – new book launched
    • A bequest to protect Australian plants
    • National Seed Bank building design plans and Seed the Future online auction
  • Friends Briefs
    • The Friends 30th Birthday Party: Bubbles, Birthdays and Banksias
  • What’s on at the Gardens - April 2021 to August 2021
  • Thursday Talks - April to August 2021

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2020

Fronds 96 December 2020

  • The Banksian Herbarium at the Natural History Museum London
  • 50 Years Ago, from the Gardens’ Image Collection
  • Book review: Black Mountain – a Natural History of a Canberra Icon
  • Grasses in the Gardens
  • My place in the landscape
  • The underground story in the Banksia Garden
  • Book Review: Miracle on Black Mountain – A History of the ANBG
  • Friends Funded Projects, pullout double page with map
  • Friends ANBG, Life Members 2020
  • Friends Annual General Meeting
  • Competition: Win your own copy of Banks
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • Spotted pardalotes, ANBG
  • Garden Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Banksia Garden Officially Opened
    • The Job of a Lifetime
    • Propagation Success for Dales Waterfall Fern
    • 50 Years Celebrated with Stamps
    • History in the Making
    • Growing your own
  • Book review: Banks
  • Book review: Field Guide to the Orchids of the Southern Tablelands
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Growing Friends
    • Photographic Group
    • Volunteer Guides
    • Thursday Talks
  • Friends Briefs
    • From the President
    • 2020 Volunteer Botanical Training Program
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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Fronds 95 August 2020

  • Why Friends matter
  • George Caley and Daniel Moowattin: a partnership of naturalists
  • The birth of the Friends of the ANBG and its sequel
  • Botanical Bookshop: an update
  • Sydney Parkinson, botanical draughtsman to Banks
  • Tree ferns and forest disturbance
  • Ian Potter National Conservatory
  • Struggling to survive: depicting one of the world’s rarest eucalypts
  • Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
  • Garden Shorts
    • Report from the Executive Director
    • Putting Systems in Place to Stay COVID-19 Safe
    • Changes to the 50th Anniversary Program
  • Banksia Garden update
  • Friends Briefs
    • Friends 30th Anniversary Vase
    • Friends’ AGM – to have and to hold
    • Online membership renewals
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Growing Friends
    • Plant Science Group
    • Photographic Group
    • Volunteer Guides
  • Steve Galliford (1952 -2020), ANBG Volunteer Guide
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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Fronds 94 April 2020

  • The Banks Royal Commission
  • Banksias: Second Edition book launch
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • SEEDS: sponsorship, new staff, a conference and an exhibition
  • Hope for wild tropical mountaintop plants
  • Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens' fire, New Year's Eve
  • Botanical heritage on fire
  • Garden Shorts
    • Recovering from the hail storm
    • Report from Executive Director, Judy West
    • Let the 50th Anniversary celebrations begin!
    • Paradise Lost
    • Sharing inspiration beyond the Gardens’ gates
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Growing Friends
    • Plant Science Group
    • Photographic Group
    • Volunteer Guides
  • Friends Briefs
    • 2020 Volunteer Botanical Training Program
    • Vale Denise Newman
    • Vale Barbara Daly
  • What's On at the Gardens, including Thursday Talks

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2019

Fronds 93 December 2019

  • Qualup Bells - Pimelea physodes - a showstopper
  • Now you see them, now you don’t: a threatened species walk
  • From 'Banksia Centre Garden for the Disabled' to 'Banksia Garden' for all
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Growing Friends
    • Plant Science Group
    • Photographic Group
    • Volunteer Guides
  • Life Membership – Anne Campbell
  • Schools Photo Exhibition
  • Collaborating for the future
  • Book Review
  • Snapshot of celebratory events 2020
  • Friends Annual General Meeting; major projects and related activities
  • Report to the ANBG Friends AGM, Dr Judy West
  • Plants from the past — plants for the future
  • Gardens Shorts
    • Grow your own Australian National Botanic Gardens plants
    • Australian Crop Wild Relatives
    • A new form of seed dispersal with Australian Seed Bank stamps
    • Australasian Seed Science Conference 2020
  • Friends Briefs
    • A Range of New Projects for the Gardens
    • Wake up with the Birds, 2019
    • Telling the time by the Sun – an enlightening afternoon
    • Summer Sounds 2020, Volunteers needed
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • What's On at the Gardens, including Thursday Talks

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Fronds 92 August 2019

  • Behind the safety fence — the Banksia Garden
  • Linking woody weed removal in ANBG with collections management
  • Friends and the Seed Bank: X-raying Seed
  • History in the carpark
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Photographic Group
    • Growing Friends
    • Plant Science Group
    • Volunteer Guides
  • Native Orchid Conservation
  • The Solander Garden at the Swedish Embassy
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • Gardens Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • The Gardens turn 50 next year!
    • Ex-situ conservation of the Christmas Island fern Pneumatopteris truncata
    • Connection to Country through language
    • Threatened Species Children’s Art
  • Competition
  • Friends Briefs
    • Tony Wood: 22 January 1942 - 31 October 2018
    • Schools Photographic Competition: explore the gardens with your camera
    • Wake Up With the Birds 2019
  • What's On at the Gardens, including Thursday Talks

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Fronds 91 April 2019

  • From the President
  • Seedy Happenings in Norfolk Island
  • Fire and Bushland
  • Donation to ANBG Library & Archives
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Photographic Group
    • Plant Science Group
    • Volunteer Guides
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Growing Friends
  • Cook and the Pacific: the Australian plants
  • ‘Kwikpik’ – accessing the pictorial history of the Gardens
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • Gardens Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Goats in the Gardens
    • Mountain Rescue — high altitude tropical plants
    • Gardens contributes to Saving our Species
    • Carramar Koala Quest
    • Luminous Botanicus IV: Shade of Trees
  • Friends Briefs
    • Find a Plant
    • Summer Sounds
    • Butterfly Walk with Suzi Bond
  • What's On at the Gardens, including Thursday Talks

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2018

Fronds 90 December 2018

  • Threatened species in the ANBG nursery
  • Preparing a Banksia Garden in the ANBG
  • Donation of award winning artworks
  • What's new in the ANBG Image Collections?
  • Friends Life Membership
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Photographic Group
    • Volunteer Guides
    • Growing Friends
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Plant Science Group
    • Schools Photographic Exhibition
    • Let's talk about Thursday Talks
  • Paradise Lost — Daniel Solander's Legacy
  • Friends AGM — Major Projects & Related Activities
  • Gardens Shorts
    • Ranger's Who Did That trail wins award
    • Blooming Banksias in the Proteaceae section
    • Pomaderris Garden – a living experiment
    • Introducing Tiffeny Horwood
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • Yunnan — a province of plant riches
  • Friends Briefs
    • Donors to the Public Fund of the Friends
    • Wake Up with the Birds, 2018
    • Summer Sounds 2019, Volunteers needed
  • What's On at the Gardens, including Thursday Talks

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Fronds 89 August 2018

  • Saving for the future
  • Protecting the Eurodoballa Regional Botanic Gardens Wallace Herbarium
  • A closer look at ants on Black Mountain
  • Crop Wild Relatives seed conservation at Kakadu NP
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Photographic Group
    • Plant Science Group
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Growing Friends
  • Guides and other Friends trip to Sydney
  • Tree changes at the ANBG
  • Discovering Biodiversity: A vision for taxonomy and biosystematics 2018-2027
  • Bushland Nature Walk — Regeneration
  • What's new in the ANBG Image Collections?
  • Gardens Shorts
    • Executive Director’s Report
    • Introducing Sebastian Lang
    • Conservation Research Garden gets official attention
    • World Bee Day
    • First strike for future display garden
    • Take a ride on the wild side
    • Botanic Gardens Day
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • Friends Briefs
    • David Mellowship
    • Friends Walks: New plantings in the Rainforest Gully
  • What's On, including Thursday Talks

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Fronds 88 April 2018

  • Digitising lichens and more
  • Seed imaging project — a hidden world exposed
  • Vibration pollen collection at flowers of native lasiandra, Melastoma affine & the Darwin hypothesis
  • Eucalyptus dye research at the ANBG
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Photographic Group
    • Guides
    • Growing Friends
    • Friends Botanic Art Groups
    • Plant Science Group
  • An ANBG role in high altitude tropical plant conservation
  • What's new in the ANBG Image Collections?
  • Gardens Shorts
    • New librarian promotes botanical resources
    • What’s happening in the Grassy Woodland Garden?
    • Botanical interns 2018
  • Friends Briefs
    • Gardens of the high country at Nimmitabel
    • Summer Sounds Success
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • What's On, including Thursday Talks

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2017

Fronds 87 December 2017

  • The Myall Gall Midge
  • Friends help char the timber
  • Bush Blitz
  • Friends AGM: major projects & related activities
  • Life memberships
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Growing Friends
    • Photographic Group
    • Schools Photographic Exhibition
    • Friends Botanical Art Groups
    • Plant Science Group
  • The ANBG Image Collection
  • Public Fund Donors
  • What's new in the ANBG Image Collections?
  • Gardens Shorts
    • New gardens for summer
    • Welcoming visitors from China
    • Working to save Australia’s threatened trees
    • Help with Daisy family ID
  • Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference
  • Friends Briefs
    • Native Bees in the Gardens: 2016/17 Season
    • New Discounts for Friends
    • Wake up with the Birds 2017
    • Summer Sounds 2018 - Volunteers Needed
  • Letter to the editor: From the Gardens to the Gardens via Black Mountain
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • What's On, including Thursday Talks

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Fronds 86 August 2017

  • Public Art: the new Treehouse
  • Golden Wattle in the Capital on National Wattle Day
  • Partnerships, projects & collaboration on rare Pomaderris
  • The challenge of improving ex situ collections for threatened plants
  • Botanical Bookshop Reviews
  • ClimateWatch in the ANBG
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Photographic Group
    • Gardens Guides
    • Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference
    • Growing Friends
    • Plant Science Group
  • Documenting Nancy’s photos
  • The biggest bee in the Gardens
  • Gardens Shorts
    • Executive Director Report
    • Dazzling array of colours from eucalypts
    • Rare plant rediscovery: following the footsteps of famous botanist
    • Governor General plants the rarest Banksia in the world to launch BGANZ Open Day
    • A Boost for Button Wrinklewort
  • Celebrate life in the Gardens
  • Friends Briefs
    • Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens
    • Letter to the Editor
    • Book review - Discovering Australian flora: an Australian National Botanic Gardens experience
    • Binoculars for the Birds!
  • What's On, including Thursday Talks

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Fronds 85 April 2017

  • Bush at the doorstep: the Bushland Nature Walk
  • Getting to know the ANBG's two Fan Grevillea populations
  • What's new in the ANBG Image Collections?
  • Plant translocations: opportunities & challenges for threatened plant recovery
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Photographic Group
    • Plant Science Group
    • Gardens Guides
    • Botanical Art Groups
  • Our friend the blue-banded bee
  • An invitation to all Friends, new & old!
  • Book review
  • Friends Briefs: Native bees in the Gardens
  • Garden Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • New bog and fen display
    • Cafe under new management
    • Focus on Pomaderris
    • Summer seeds
    • Walking with Betty
  • Obituary: Pauline Wicksteed
  • Botanical bookshop
  • What's On at the Gardens, including Thursday Talks

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2016

Fronds 84 December 2016

  • The Ian Potter National Conservatory
  • Friends AGM: Achievements & Future Challenges
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Garden Guides
    • Growing Friends
    • Plant Science Group
    • Photographic Group
  • Australian Glasshouses, old and new
  • Flecker Botanic Garden, Cairns
  • From the Red Heart: a natural and artistic collaboration
  • From the Bookshop
  • Friends Briefs
    • Breakfast with the Birds
    • Donations to the Friends Public Fund
    • Native Bees in the Gardens?
    • Thursday Talks Program
  • Garden Shorts
    • A New National Icon For The Gardens
    • Renovation And Conservation
    • CBRfree WiFi
    • Bushland Nature Walk
    • Sunset Cinema
  • Friends Life Membership
  • What's On, including Thursday Talks

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Fronds 83 August 2016

  • What's in a Gall? (Roger Farrow)
  • Friendly Chatter
    • Plant Science Group
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Growing Friends
    • Garden Guides
    • Photographic Group
  • Glasshouse Makeover (Margaret Clarke)
  • Botanical Bookshop
  • Bush Blitz: helping to discover & protect rare Australian plants {Alexandra de Blas)
  • Friends' Briefs
  • From the President
  • Geelong conference
  • Breakfast with the Birds
  • Gang-gang survey in ANBG
  • Kangaroo Kollars
  • Gardens Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • New Developments
    • Scientific Trial To Save Endangered Plant
    • Christmas Island Collecting
  • What's On
  • Lunchtime Talks

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Fronds 82 April 2016

  • Luminous Botanicus II
  • National Seed Science Forum
  • A new Tropical Conservatory
  • Gang-gangs nesting in the Gardens!
  • Revisiting woody weeds in ANBG
  • Growing Friends
  • Photography Group
  • Garden Guides
  • Botanic Art Groups
  • Kerguelen Cabbage
  • The Florilegium
  • Conserving biodiversity: Threatened species project
  • From the Bookshop
  • Garden Shorts
    • Executive Director’s Report
    • Bush Blitz collections yield success
    • Native bee hotel open for guests
    • Meet Sue Fyfe
    • Bushland Precinct walking trail
  • Friends Briefs
    • Walking to the Arboretum
    • From the President
    • Friends planning
    • Aboriginal trail opening
    • New faces
    • Summer Sounds 2016
    • Successful talks
    • Plant Science Group
  • What’s on in the Gardens

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2015

Fronds 81 December 2015

  • Another planet
  • A birthday party to remember
  • Many positives to report at AGM
  • Eucalyptus recurva
  • Visiting European Botanic Gardens
  • From the Bookshop
  • Friends’ Schools Photo Competition
  • Book review
  • Public Fund
  • Where do all the leaves go?
  • Garden shorts
    • Stories from the pas
    • Summer Sounds
    • We are on Instagram
    • Conservation of rare daisy
    • Alpine Garden for Roger Good
  • Friends briefs
    • Aboriginal Trail
    • Botanic Art Groups
    • Plant Science Group
    • Breakfast with the Birds
    • Photographic Group
    • Concert volunteers
    • Eureka prize entry
    • Growing Friends
    • Guides
    • Book sale
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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Fronds 80 August 2015

  • Banksias in blankets
  • Macadamia integrifolia in the ANBG
  • Delicate by nature
  • The seedy side of life in the Gardens
  • New nursery benches for Growing Friends
  • Visiting Australia’s botanic gardens
  • From the Bookshop
  • Nature Notes
  • Guides in the Gardens
  • Breakfast with the Birds
  • Planning for the next 20 years
  • Celebrating our first 25 years
  • Botanic art at NLA
  • Botanic art groups
  • Photographic Group
  • Garden shorts
    • Executive Director’s report
    • Dinosaurs in the Gardens
    • Education Rangers’ inspiration
    • Aboriginal trail
    • Revamped Seed Bank
  • Friends briefs
    • From the President
    • Friends’ AGM Thursday 8 October
    • Plant Science Group
    • Forest Music
  • What’s On in the Gardens

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Fronds 79 April 2015

  • Friends turn 25
  • A trip to Luminous Botanicus
  • The quest for the elusive Purple Acacia
  • Bogs and fens in the high country
  • Trees tell a story of climate change
  • Summer Sounds by The Central
  • Photography Group
  • Botanic art
  • Growing Friends
  • The visitors we guide
  • Going bush for the rainforest
  • Garden shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Plants in pipes
    • Seed research
    • Seed collecting
    • Botanical interns
  • Friends briefs
    • Volunteering Opportunity
    • History at anniversary dinner
    • Book donation
    • Artful works in the Gardens
  • Artful works in the Gardens
  • From the Bookshop
  • Jindii Eco Spa
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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2014

Fronds 78 December 2014

  • New Council and President
  • Daisies galore
  • Wise words and Masterplans—Friends AGM reports
  • What? Woody weeds in the ANBG?
  • Karijini National Park
  • Art in the Gardens with Friends advertisement
  • Safeguarding Australia’s flora: a collabarative effort
  • From the Library, the Bookshop, and your editors
  • Growing Friends
  • Guides
  • Public Fund
  • Photography group
  • Garden Shorts
    • Master Plan
    • Luminous Botanicus
    • Red Centre one year on
    • Spot the difference 1
    • Spot the difference 2
    • Japanese wood artist
  • Friends Briefs
    • Concerts have a sponsor!
    • Wanted! Concert volunteers!
    • Changes to Friends’ parking permits
    • Schools photo comp
    • Plant Science Group
    • Friends’ Silver Anniversary
    • Breakfast with the Birds
    • STEPping out
    • AAFBG Conference
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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Fronds 77 August 2014

  • Our new Patron
  • Postcards from Kakadu
  • Twenty years growing
  • The Cootamundra conundrum
  • Floresco chef a winner
  • Bird bonanza
  • New Holland Honeyeater and other Garden birds
  • Sighting ANBG Gang-gangs
  • Meeting birds with Kurt Thaler
  • Breakfast with the birds
  • Barbara Daly retires
  • Plant Conservation and Management in the Australian Alps
  • From the Bookshop
  • Artists-in-Residence
  • Growing Friends
  • Photographic Group
  • In the Night Garden with the Guides
  • Art Exhibition report
  • Plant Science Group
  • Friends Briefs
    • Growing the Art Collection!
    • Glasshouse signage
    • Parking Permits
    • Flora Explorer
    • Banks’ Florilegium
    • More reasons to visit the Library
    • Asteraceae Garden
    • Visitor Centre Volunteers
    • Woody weeding
  • John Wrigley obituary
  • Garden Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Sharing is human nature
    • Rangers enjoy their new Electric Vehicle
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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Fronds 76 April 2014

  • Enlighten!
  • Summer Sounds Concerts
  • My patch
  • Growing Friends
  • Encountering Welwitschia
  • Gondwana on our doorstep
  • Postcards fom Christmas Island
  • Guides go a’roving
  • Digging for daisies
  • Art in the Gardens with Friends
  • Friends Briefs
    • An update from the President
    • A Floral Evening
    • New Friends funding for the Gardens
    • Alpine Seed Ecology Project
    • Book donation
    • Get well soon
  • Garden Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Sizzling summer
    • Stocktaking
    • Leading Ecotourism
    • Congratulations Ros!
    • More perils of seed collecting
    • Interns
    • AGM addendum
  • From the Bookshop
  • ... through the Lens
  • Plant Science Group
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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2013

Fronds 75 December 2013

  • Schools’ photographic competition
  • Acacia colei: Cole’s wattle
  • More challenges ahead: July 2012 to June 2013
  • Forest 20 becomes STEP
  • The blue amongst the green
  • Birds of the red centre: they’re out there!
  • The Red Centre Garden Grand Opening
  • Growing Friends
  • Photographic Group
  • Botanic Art Groups
  • Keeping up with the guides
  • From the Bookshop
  • Friends briefs
    • Breakfast with the birds
    • Bush Capital Celebrations
    • AFBG conference
    • Quiet Achiever award
    • Wollemi Pine
    • Twilight Dinner
    • Walcott garden
    • Alison McKenzie lecture
    • Recovering Brindabellas
  • Garden shorts
    • A really rare plant
    • The year in figures
    • Island invaders
    • A new face
    • Public Art Plan
  • What’s on
  • Twilight Dinner booking form

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Fronds 74 August 2013

  • Posting the Gardens
  • Keeping up with the Guides
  • Termites: Australia’s ecological engineers
  • From the Bookshop
  • A sandstone success
  • Notice of Friends’ Annual General Meeting
  • A silver-gilt medal in London!
  • Propagating from seed
  • A planting experiment starts
  • The Red Centre Garden
  • Garden Shorts
    • Executive Director’s Report
    • Rare Hakea released
    • The need for seed
    • Award winning librarian
    • The Gardens on ABC
  • Friends’ tour - Brindabella recovery: a decade after the 2003 bushfires
  • Friends Briefs
    • Changes at the Visitor Centre
    • New volunteer opportunity
    • Eucalypt Discovery Walk
    • ANBG Stocktake 17
    • Murray Fagg’s books
    • Broadcast emails
    • Plant Science Group
    • Membership fees
  • Wonderful weeders!
  • Bush Capital Celebration and Gum Tree Hop
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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Fronds 73 April 2013

  • Eucalypt Trail map and signs
  • Discover eucalypts
  • Giant wood moths in the Gardens
  • Growing Friends
  • Botanic Art Exhibition
  • Guides’ activities
  • Hooray for Theophrastus
  • Basketry with plant materials
  • Making a Meeting Place
  • Friends briefs
    • Centenary Dinner
    • Centenary Chats
    • Alpine research update
    • Plant Science group
    • Family Picnic Day
    • Volunteer Guides Recruitment
    • Buying a picture
    • Work at ANPC?
  • Garden shorts
    • From the Exec. Director
    • Long Paddock garden
    • New faces
    • Botanical interns
    • Snakes Alive etc
    • Seed Bank in 2012-13
  • From the Bookshop
  • Photographic Group
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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2012

Fronds 72 December 2012

  • Leaves in the ANBG
  • My patch
  • Allo: the other Casuarina
  • Growing Friends
  • The White Waratah
  • Come to South Africa
  • Keeping up with the Guides
  • Flavours of Aussie flora
  • Collecting ladies
  • Care for your Correa ‘Canberra Bells’
  • Art Groups celebrate
  • From the Bookshop
  • Another successful year
  • Livistona mariae in the Red Centre Garden
  • Garden shorts
    • Nominate the Gardens
    • Gardens gets social
    • Visions of Eucalypts
    • Caring for Country
    • afterDARK Dreamtime
  • Friends briefs
    • Eucalypt Discovery Walk
    • Centenary Chats
    • Visit to Parliament House
    • Breakfast with birds
    • Pt Augusta conference
    • Experiencing the Warrabirra Wanderer
    • Wattle Day launch
    • Schools Photographic Exhibition
    • Wollemi Pine donation
    • We need some help at the Summer Concerts
    • ANPC Conference
  • Whats on

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Fronds 71 August 2012

  • Launch of Flora Explorer
  • Reflections on Murray’s 42 years at ANBG
  • Pruning—the kindest cut
  • Ecological science meets urban amenity
  • Small, brown birds with coloured bands
  • Collaboration for conservation, for 21 years
  • From the Bookshop
  • Volunteer guides on Flora Explorer
  • The Red Centre Garden—starting from scratch
  • Garden Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Endangered pea goes home
    • Monitoring climate change
    • Flora Explorer thanks
    • Boom and bust In the Red Centre
    • AfterDARK a great success
    • Gardens staff return from Christmas Island
  • Friends Briefs
    • Friends and the Plan
    • Recruiting Seed Bank Volunteers
    • Friends-only tours:
    • Visit to Parliament House Gardens
    • Behind the Scenes tour of ANBG Nursery
    • Botanic Art Exhibition
    • Honoured
    • Grazing
    • Barbara Daly’s drama
  • Right Royal trivia night
  • Growing Friends
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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Fronds 70 April 2012

  • The Year of the Water Dragon
  • Myriads of moths
  • Summer seeds
  • Shaping the Red Centre
  • Happy retirement Sarah
  • Soils ain’t soils
  • Learning from Nature
  • Growing Friends and plant sale
  • Walking in the rain
  • Friends in Style
  • Eucalypts in the ANBG
  • Botanical art exhibition
  • Volunteer Guides
  • From the Bookshop
  • Photographic Group
  • Garden Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Rainforest in a new light
    • New Cafe Operator!
    • Collecting trips
    • Gardens visitor survey
    • Tribute to commitment
    • Where bryophytes grow
    • Brand new look
    • People mover
    • Botanical Interns
  • Friends Briefs
    • Friends comments on the draft Management Plan
    • A picnic celebration
    • Twilight Dinner
    • Social events
    • Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens
    • Janet Twigg-Patterson
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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2011

Fronds 69 December 2011

  • Launch of bird brochure
  • Breakfasting with birds
  • A packed nine months. AGM reports
  • Botanical Art Groups
  • Red Centre Garden
  • New works set in stone in the Sydney Basin
  • Saving Eucalyptus imlayensis
  • From the Bookshop
  • The year of bush tucker
  • The tastes of Australia garden
  • Bush tucker from Growing Friends
  • Schools Photo Competition
  • Garden Shorts
    • Draft Management Plan
    • Splendour in the Grassy Woodland
    • Plants thrive in pipes
    • Staying valuable and viable
    • Staff among Gardens’ treasures
    • Floriade gold award
  • Friends Briefs
    • Warwick the Wonderful
    • Seedy Vols
    • Life member
    • Have you renewed your membership?
    • Gift membership
    • Public fund donations
    • Bird brochure
    • Remembering Alison
    • Murder in the Gardens
    • Guides Conference
    • Schools’ photo competition
    • Books and book stand in memory
  • What’s on at the Gardens
  • Twilight dinner

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Fronds 68 August 2011

  • Our new Patron
  • Seed partnerships
  • Alpine seed research progress
  • Alpine volunteer opportunities
  • A volunteer seed collector
  • Alpine research garden
  • Botanical Photographic Group
  • Growing Friends growing grasses
  • Botanic artists at Bywong
  • Volunteer guides
  • A tale of eucalypts, revolution and murder
  • Lollies and nuts in the rainforest
  • Westbourne Woods adventure
  • Friends briefs
    • New Environmental Monitoring Stations
    • At the Arboretum
    • Ikebana
    • In Memory of Nancy Dunn
    • Art Blooms
    • AGM on 3 November
    • Autumn Plant Sale
    • NGA and NLA
    • Help needed at Open Garden
    • ANBG at Floriade
  • Garden shorts
    • From Exec Director
    • Helping save a nationally endangered plant: Zieria obcordata
    • Clearing the way for the Red Centre Garden
    • Summer Sounds January 2012
    • Holiday Bilby Trail
  • Feeling seedy?
  • From the Bookshop
  • Canberra Instiute of Botanic Art
  • What’s on at the Gardens

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Fronds 67 April 2011

  • New President and Council
  • Bombarded by butterflies
  • Growing Friends plant sale
  • We live in interesting times!
  • Correa backhouseana
  • Calling all photographers
  • Making an entrance—the Grassy Woodland Garden
  • From the Bookshop
  • Friends Briefs
    • Summer delight
    • Botanical Interns Program
    • Alpine seed update
    • Rhythm Interrupted — Life Redirected
    • Are we ‘spinning’?
    • Celebrating volunteers
    • Twilight dinner
    • The clock
    • Acacia Pollination Project
  • Garden Shorts
    • Myrtle Rust
    • Lichen website
    • Flix in the Stix
    • Aquatic collecting
    • Saving a species
    • Alpine rock garden
  • Gardening Australia offer
  • What’s on at the Botanic Gardens

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2010

Fronds 66 December 2010

  • No sex please!
  • Celebrating Forty Years
  • Planting and Partying
  • Gala Garden Party
  • What’s in a Name winner
  • Volunteer Positions Vacant
  • Wattle Watching
  • Orchids on Show
  • Australia’s Savannas
  • Garden Shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Planting out for spring
    • Growing excellence in research and conservation
  • Friends Briefs
    • How many gumnuts?
    • ‘In Flower This Week’ Walk
    • 14th photo comp
    • Strategic Plan
    • Visit to Parliament House
    • Elizabeth Bilney
  • Growing Friends
  • A Touching Experience
  • From the Bookshop
  • Photo Competion: Some Prize Winners
  • What’s On

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Fronds 65 August 2010

  • How well do you know our gifts?
  • Friends supporting the Gardens
  • Beware imitation! In search of a ‘true’ national botanic garden
  • Broken hearts and tea
  • About the bookshop
  • The Alpine Research Project...so far
  • ...and a volunteer’s experience
  • A pictorial history
  • A special seat
  • Garden shorts
    • From the Executive Director
    • Water, water, everywhere!
    • Picturing biodiversity in the Gardens
    • Set in sandstone
    • 40th Anniversary
    • Floriade
    • Growing old gracefully
    • New signage
    • Tree of trees
  • Growing Friends
  • Friends briefs
    • Book launch
    • Acacia project
    • Footprint Envirofest
    • Visit Parliament House gardens
    • Blooming art
    • What will we do in the coming years?
    • Alpine volunteers needed
    • First Friends
    • Visit of Ennio Marchetto
    • Schools Photo Retrospective, 1997 – 2009
  • What’s on in the Gardens?

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Fronds 64 April 2010

  • Friends 21st AGM
  • Science challenges for the ANBG
  • The RTBG: a guide’s view
  • Volunteering at the Australian National Herbarium
  • Philanthropy & you in the International Year of Biodiversity
  • Public forum hosted by Senator Lundy
  • From the Bookshop
  • Friends Briefs
    • Guides Intake 2010
    • Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens
    • Growing Friends Autumn sale Saturday 10 April
    • Friends Projects
    • Book Donation to Friends Lounge
    • Southern India — people and plants
  • Garden Shorts
    • From Executive Director
    • Murray Fagg—40 years at the Gardens
    • Music and Dance
    • New grass trees
    • Non potable water project
    • Old Nursery Site
    • The Sound of Summer
    • Snakes Alive
  • What’s on in the Gardens
  • What’s in a Name? competition

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2009

Newsletter 63 December 2009

  • Name our newsletter competition
  • New directions for ANBG
  • Pointing the way
  • ‘What’s in a name?’ joint winner - Backhousia citriodora
  • From the Bookshop
  • Botanical art
  • Growing Friends
  • ‘What’s in a name?’ joint winner - Wilga (Geijera parviflora): Family Rutaceae
  • What’s On
  • Birds in season
  • Garden shorts
    • Message from Judy West
    • Photos of weeds
    • Update on Management Plan
    • Recycled water
    • 40th anniversary calendar
  • Friends briefs
    • Summer concerts
    • Senator Lundy’s Forum
    • Parliament House Gardens
    • Wattle Day and Exhibition
    • Open Gardens
  • Schools Photo Competition

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Newsletter 62 August 2009

  • Light on the horizon
  • Alpine research and other Friends projects
  • Wattle, a natural choice for symbol
  • A gift of wattle
  • An evolutionary tree of trees
  • Celebrate our Wattle: an exhibition
  • What’s On
  • From the bookshop
  • Botanic art groups’ exhibition
  • Charles Darwin, observant gardener
  • New signs coming
  • Friends recommendations on ANBG management plan
  • Garden shorts
    • From the Director
    • Non-potable water for irrigation
    • Education all over
    • 40th birthday calendar
    • Consulting the nation
  • Friends briefs
    • Celebrations ahead
    • Visit Parliament House gardens
    • Bernard Fennessy honoured
    • Growing Friends
    • Open gardens
    • Breakfast with the Birds
    • Inaugural Catherine Blakers Award
    • Wattle hosts wanted

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Newsletter 61 March 2009

  • Photo competition 2008
  • Meeting the challeges: AGM report
  • Bernard Fennessy ‘What’s in a name?’ Competition
  • What’s on at the Gardens
  • Letters to the editors
  • Collecting at Cravens Peak
  • Landscapes in the Gardens
  • From the Bookshop
  • Growing Friends
  • Garden Shorts
    • From the Director
    • The Garden’s new management plan (2009-19)
  • Friends Briefs
    • Summer Concerts
    • Damp and cool dinners
    • Arboretum visit
    • BGANZ DVDs
    • Jardín Botánico Nacional de Cuba

 

 

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2008

Newsletter 60 November 2008

  • Friends at Government House
  • ‘What’s in a Name?’ Swainsona formosa
  • Growing Friends
  • Garden Shorts
    • We are not alone!
    • A Plant by No Other Name
    • Banksia heliantha
  • Lift-out: What‛s out and What‛s on
  • Friends Briefs
    • Bryophyte website launch
    • Spring Flower Trial
    • Friends at BGANZ
  • Rabbits as Landscape Gardeners
  • Favoured Fauna in the Gardens
  • Banking Seeds
  • From the Bookshop
  • More Friends Briefs
  • A New Batch of Guides
  • New Emails and Website
  • Changes at Hudsons
  • Wattle Walks
  • More on Bowerbirds
  • Brekkie with Birds

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Newsletter 59 July 2008

  • Money and the Gardens’ future
  • What plant is that?
  • ‘What’s in a Name?’ Competition 2008—The Winner
  • From the Bookshop
  • The Gardens’ Library
  • Botanic Art Exhibition
  • Growing Friends
  • Watching Bower Birds, and more
  • ANBG Alpine Collecting 2008
  • Garden Shorts
    • From the Director
    • Spring fantasy
    • Wattle week
  • Friends Briefs
    • Flowers and fog
    • Arboretum Friends
    • Our Nation’s Garden
    • Orange Friends Conference

 
 

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Newsletter 58 March 2008

  • Time to start writing!
  • A challenging year
  • Eucalyptus flindersii
  • From the Bookshop
  • Acacia maidenii
  • Growing Friends
  • ‘Our Nation’s Garden’ photo competition
  • Gardens shorts
  • From the Director
  • New Watering Technology
  • Good news story
  • Australian Biological Resources Study
  • Did you know?
  • Helen Joan Hewson
  • Friends briefs
    • Grazing in the Gardens
    • Concert season 2008
    • Guides’ gigs
    • Botanical Resource Centre
    • Guides intake 2008
    • Volunteer morning tea
    • Botanical Art Exhibition
    • Catherine Blakers

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2007

Newsletter 57 November 2007

  • Welome to Her Excellency Mrs Marlena Jeffery, our new Patron
  • ‘Boobook...Mopoke...Morepork’
  • Some lesser known ACT orchids
  • Araucaria cunninghamii Hoop Pine
  • New ANBG Botanical Resource Centre
  • Living collection review
  • Diseases in the garden and Gardens
  • Growing Friends
  • From the Bookshop
  • Friends Briefs
    • Death of a dinosaur
    • Summer concerts
    • Welcome Stephen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter 55 March 2007

  • Welcome to the new Director
  • The Bernard Fennessy ‘What's in a Name?’ Award
  • Annual General Meeting—President’s (abridged) Report
  • A Framework for a Shared Vision
  • Watering by Computer
  • Gardens’ Field Trips in the Alps
  • From the Bookshop
  • Friends Briefs
    • New Friends’ Council
    • New Membership Secretary
    • Friends Public Fund
    • Membership Subscriptions
    • Congratulations, Alison!
  • Tom Green 23 October 1944 – 15 January 2007
  • The Cockatoo
  • What was in Flower, March to July 2006

 

 

 

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2006

Newsletter 54 November 2006

  • Our Friend Bernard—a Thoroughly Decent Docent
  • Studying Snakes in the Gardens
  • The Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Blooming Threads
  • Original Wildflowers
  • The Varied Sitella
  • From the Bookshop
  • News from the Acting Director
  • Celebrating the New ‘Friends Cascades’
  • Friends Briefs
    • Summer Concerts
    • Annual General Meeting
    • Tasmanian Tour
    • Sydney Friends Tours
    • Tour Tibetan Yunnan

 

 
 
 

 

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Newsletter 53 July 2006

  • What's in a name?
  • Friends' Briefs
    • Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens
    • Annual Photographic Competition
    • Sex and Death Exhibition
    • Botanical Art Exhibition
    • Special Shared Tours
    • Interesting Articles
  • Plant Identification
  • The Brown Thornbill
  • From the Bookshop
  • Further Notes on Hakea pulvinifera
  • Matthew Flinders and his Scientific Gentlemen
  • Terrestrial Orchids

 

 

 

 

 

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