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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
Botanic Art Group Exhibition - From the Desert to the Sea Saturday, 3 April 2021 - 9:30am to Sunday, 2 May 2021 - 4:30pm

The exhibition, in the Visitors Information Centre Gallery, features a wide variety of native plants with a special focus on plants from arid regions.

David Coutts, Jason Cummings & Jessica Stewart ‘Ginninderry Conservation Park’ Thursday, 22 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The talk will cover the background to the Park and the plans that are currently being put into place by the Trust to preserve and restore the natural environment and cultural values as far as possible in the context of major nearby urban development.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Click to book!  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.

David Taylor ‘Banksia Garden’ Thursday, 29 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

David will talk about some of the challenges, thinking, planning and collaboration that has gone into bringing this garden to reality, and why all the effort is worth it.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Click to book!   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.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party 1 May 2021 Saturday, 1 May 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Meet:  Frith Road extension, Acton, behind CSIRO and ANBG.  Park your car near the electricity substation.  Look for banners

Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711.  This complies with COVID-19 requirements, helps us to cater, and to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).
Dr Chris Cargill ‘The 3 R’s: Riccia, Riella and Research’ Thursday, 6 May 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chris, curator of the cryptogam collections at the Australian National Herbarium, will talk about her latest research on the fascinating and beautiful thalloid liverwort Riccia, and her collaborative projects with colleagues from Victoria to Valencia.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Click to book!  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.

ANBG Photographic Group Excursion Friday, 7 May 2021 - 8:30am

The photography group is replacing its normal meeting with an excursion to the Bendora Arboretum. This will be led by Graham Gall, one of the Photographic Group members, and will include tuition on photographing fungi and other beautiful aspects of the arboretum. Details will be sent via email to members.

Dr Anna Howe 'Planting Democracy: Plantings, Places and People in the Parliamentary Triangle'. Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Anne, with a keen interest in urban geography, will ask how will the landscape of the Parliamentary Triangle, that expresses our democracy and changing national identity, evolve when facing increasing and diverse demands.

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book!  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 Alicia Grealy ‘Eggshell Collection Genomics: Approaches and Applications to the Study of Australian Birds’ Thursday, 20 May 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

From her experience as a post-doctoral fellow at ANU, Alicia will talk about developing techniques that offer opportunities to examine how diversity has changed across time. She found that the study of museum eggshells is an untapped resource of genomic information for thousands of avian species including rare and extinct taxa.

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! 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.

Doug Laing ‘Fall of the Warbler’ Thursday, 27 May 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Doug, a retired diplomat, will talk about the long migration of the sparrow-size wood warblers, many of which make a brief pit-stop to refuel in New York’s Central Park before continuing north. In May 2018 Doug was witness to this truly great spectacle. He will describe the experience, wonder at the drivers behind this migration, and look at some of the technology that is helping science better understand it.

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! 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 Natasha Robinson ‘Reintroducing Bandicoots and Quolls to Booderee National Park’ Thursday, 3 June 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Natasha, is a Research Fellow with the National Environmental Science Program, Threatened Species Recovery Hub.  Natasha will talk about what mammal species have been reintroduced to Booderee National Park and what has been learnt so far regarding their ecology and threats to their survival.

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! 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 Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn ‘How phylogenies inform biocontrol research’ Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Alexander, from CSIRO, will talk evolutionary relationships between native flora and invasive weed species to ensure the safety of biological control measures, particularly daisies, and an unexpected outcome. 

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! 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.

Peter Coyne - ‘Australia’s Amazing Orchids’ Thursday, 17 June 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Peter will talk about what makes orchids so exceptional, our local orchids and growing orchids in Canberra.

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! 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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