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Here you will find a calendar of Friends’ activities in the Gardens including lunchtime talks, social events, exhibitions and the ever-popular spring and autumn plant sales. In addition to events arranged by the Friends, we include some events arranged by the Gardens and by other organisations. A full list of events arranged by the Gardens is in their What's On webpage.

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Event title Date Details
Professor David Lindenmayer ‘The great forest’ Thursday, 26 May 2022 - 12:30pm

David, from Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU, will present intimate insights into the biology and ecology of Mountain Ash and Alpine Ash forests and outline how human and natural disturbances can interact to threaten these magnificent environments. David concludes with important initiatives to reshape the future trajectory of these tall, wet eucalypt forest ecosystems.

The Great Forest: The Rare Beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands by David Lindenmayer, Chris Taylor, Sarah Rees, Steve Kuiter (2021) is on sale from the Botanical Bookshop.  David is happy to sign copies of the book after the talk. 

Bookings will open Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPPK

Photographic Group May meeting Friday, 27 May 2022 - 10:00am

The Photographic Group currently meets on the last Friday of each month at the ANBG (10:00am in the Theatrette, unless otherwise advised). Meetings usually involve at least one presentation on an aspect of photography; the screening of some Group photographs with accompanying commentary (including gentle feedback); a workshop on a topic of interest; and excursions including sessions in the Gardens with cameras at the ready. All members of the Friends are welcome to come along. If you would like to attend, just turn up or contact a committee member.

Professor Peter Kanowski ‘What’s the future for forests?’ Thursday, 2 June 2022 - 12:30pm

A range of pressures and changes are impacting on forests globally and nationally. Peter will review recent work that considers what these might mean for forests.

Bookings will open Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPPL

Ian Walker ‘Climate Resilient Environments and Communities’ Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 12:30pm

Ian, from ACT Government, will talk about looking after our natural environment as we face climate change with increased fire risk and different patterns of rain, and how communities will cope with the impact of climate change.

Bookings will open Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPPR

Plant Science Group - June activities Monday, 13 June 2022 - 10:30am

The Plant Science Group will not be holding a talk in June, but is planning two visits to the Nursery. Details will be sent to members of the Group. All Friends are welcome to join, so if you are not already a member please email plantscience@friendsanbg.org.au.

Fire and Water Walk Monday, 13 June 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fires of varying intensities have a significant impact on Australia’s landscapes; some plants rely on or respond well to fire, while others are killed by fire. Some plants need continuous water, in wetlands, while others prefer dry conditions. A volunteer guide will show you examples of all of these in a free tour. Daily from Monday June 13th to Sunday June 19th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

Fire and Water Walk Tuesday, 14 June 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fires of varying intensities have a significant impact on Australia’s landscapes; some plants rely on or respond well to fire, while others are killed by fire. Some plants need continuous water, in wetlands, while others prefer dry conditions. A volunteer guide will show you examples of all of these in a free tour. Daily from Monday June 13th to Sunday June 19th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

Fire and Water Walk Wednesday, 15 June 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fires of varying intensities have a significant impact on Australia’s landscapes; some plants rely on or respond well to fire, while others are killed by fire. Some plants need continuous water, in wetlands, while others prefer dry conditions. A volunteer guide will show you examples of all of these in a free tour. Daily from Monday June 13th to Sunday June 19th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

Fire and Water Walk Thursday, 16 June 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fires of varying intensities have a significant impact on Australia’s landscapes; some plants rely on or respond well to fire, while others are killed by fire. Some plants need continuous water, in wetlands, while others prefer dry conditions. A volunteer guide will show you examples of all of these in a free tour. Daily from Monday June 13th to Sunday June 19th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

Dr Sophie Lewis ‘Climate change and Australia’s extreme events.’ Thursday, 16 June 2022 - 12:30pm

Sophie, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, will discuss human influences on past, present and future extreme climate events in Australia. Are our recent extremes a sign of a new normal and how bad could it get?

Bookings will open Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPPM

Fire and Water Walk Friday, 17 June 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fires of varying intensities have a significant impact on Australia’s landscapes; some plants rely on or respond well to fire, while others are killed by fire. Some plants need continuous water, in wetlands, while others prefer dry conditions. A volunteer guide will show you examples of all of these in a free tour. Daily from Monday June 13th to Sunday June 19th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

Fire and Water Walk Saturday, 18 June 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fires of varying intensities have a significant impact on Australia’s landscapes; some plants rely on or respond well to fire, while others are killed by fire. Some plants need continuous water, in wetlands, while others prefer dry conditions. A volunteer guide will show you examples of all of these in a free tour. Daily from Monday June 13th to Sunday June 19th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

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