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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
ANBG Photographic Group exhibition & awards - Recovery Thursday, 25 November 2021 - 9:30am to Sunday, 12 December 2021 - 4:30pm

The Friends Photographic Group encourages you to come and view their special exhibition “Recovery” being held in the Visitors Centre at the ANBG. This year there are several different categories with awards presented to the winners of each category as well as other awards. The Award winners will be on display and for sale to the public.

Framed works and unframed prints are for sale. Unique gifts of cards, calendars, photo bags and more are on display. A percentage of sales go to the Friends for use in projects in the Gardens.

Volunteer Guide 2022 intake - information session Wednesday, 12 January 2022 - 10:30am

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is now recruiting for Volunteer Guides to start in 2022.

No botanical background is required to apply. We offer a training program, mentorship and professional development opportunities to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for guiding.

For further details, email volunteer@anbg.gov.au and/or attend an information session in the Theatrette opposite the Gardens’ Visitor Centre.

Volunteer Guide 2022 intake - information session Thursday, 20 January 2022 - 5:00pm

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is now recruiting for Volunteer Guides to start in 2022.

No botanical background is required to apply. We offer a training program, mentorship and professional development opportunities to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for guiding.

For further details, email volunteer@anbg.gov.au and/or attend an information session in the Theatrette opposite the Gardens’ Visitor Centre.

Summer Butterfly Walks Sunday, 23 January 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Meet: Outside the Visitor Centre, ANBG 
Bring: Binoculars to see the butterflies more clearly if you wish. Water. Snacks if you wish.
Wear: Sturdy walking gear, including hat and stout shoes.
Bookings Essential: Please book at https://www.trybooking.com/BVRVV Numbers are strictly limited.

Summer Butterfly Walks Sunday, 23 January 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Meet: Outside the Visitor Centre, ANBG 
Bring: Binoculars to see the butterflies more clearly if you wish. Water. Snacks if you wish.
Wear: Sturdy walking gear, including hat and stout shoes.
Bookings Essential: Please book at https://www.trybooking.com/BVRWE.  Numbers are strictly limited.

Dr Penny Olsen 'The Norfolk Island Morepork: rebuilding a population from the last survivor’ Thursday, 3 February 2022 - 12:30pm

Penny, is an Honorary Professor in Division of Ecology and Evolution, ANU.  In 1986 she organised a group to visit Norfolk Island and conduct a search for the Morepork. But what do you do with only one owl?  A recovery program began and today a small population persists.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Dr Sophie Lewis ‘Climate change and Australia’s extreme events.’ Thursday, 10 February 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 are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Con Boekel ‘Local extinctions of birds from Canberra's inner north nature reserves’ Thursday, 17 February 2022 - 12:30pm

Con, formerly of the environment department and now a citizen scientist since retirement, studied the patterns of occurrence of six woodland species in 16 inner north natural and semi-natural fragments. He will present the study findings and discuss some implications for the urbanization of the Lower Molonglo.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Professor Justin Borevitz ‘Precision Landscape Regeneration’ Thursday, 24 February 2022 - 12:30pm

Justin, from Research School of Biology, ANU, will introduce precision landscape regeneration, including methods in Eucalyptus foundation species to re-build agro-ecosystems, methods for boosting soil carbon with microbes and management, and the outsized role Australia can have for world’s planetary health and resilience.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Dr Denis Saunders AM ‘A working life with Carnaby’s Cockatoo 1968 – 2021’ Thursday, 3 March 2022 - 12:30pm

Denis will talk about his research on Carnaby’s Cockatoo. Classified as “vermin” in 1968, this magnificent species was reclassified in the 1980s as endangered by the WA and Commonwealth governments, and internationally. He will provide results of a study of one breeding population from 1969 to 2020.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Dr Leo Joseph ‘Australian bird names are all sorted out. Yes? No? Maybe?’ Thursday, 10 March 2022 - 12:30pm

Leo, Director of the Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO, will focus on birds from northern Australia to show where knowledge of the names we need to apply to birds still needs a lot more work.  Examples from lorikeets, friarbirds, orioles, quail-thrush, whipbirds, black-cockatoos, pigeons and maybe a few more!

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Jo Harding and Kate Grarock ‘Bush Blitz – 11 years old and going strong!’ Thursday, 17 March 2022 - 12:30pm

Jo and Kate from Bush Blitz, will describe how Bush Blitz has been discovering more than 1700 new species since 2010, across 41 expeditions, including a voyage on RV Investigator. They also engage with land managers, traditional owners, teachers and students.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

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