Helping the Gardens Grow

Prostanthera rotundifolia (Photo : Murray Fagg)
Prostanthera rotundifolia (Photo : Murray Fagg)

The Growing Friends plant sale will be held on Saturday  10th  November from 8:30am to 11:00am (or earlier, if sold out). Plants sold by The Growing Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens are propagated from material sourced from the Gardens. All proceeds go to support the Botanic Gardens.

A full list of all the plants for sale will be available before the sale.

When: Saturday 10 November 2018

Time: 8.30am – 11.00am or earlier if sold out

Where: Small car park behind the Crosbie Morrison Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Cost: $6 (standard size pots) and $12 (advanced plants) each

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. This website will help you find events that most interest you.

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 2200 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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   Latest edition,10-23 October 2018 (PDF, 658 KB)




The October 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 892 kB) features the Black Mountain Symposium papers and journal articles about the ANBG, as well as other new books and topics.
Monday, 15 October 2018
The Friends 30th AGM was held this year on Thursday 27 September at the ANBG Theatrette. After the President's and Treasurer's reports, the  Executive Director Dr Judy West presented her report on the Gardens progress and goals. At the election for Friends Council, Lesley Jackman retired as President after serving two two-year terms, to be succeeded by Max Bourke. Lynden Ayliffe and Alan Henderson were elected as new ordinary members. David Coutts (former President and Secretary of Friends Council, and Chair of the Project Committee) was awarded Life Membership.
Friday, 28 September 2018
This year’s 2018 AGM will be held on Thursday 27 September at the ANBG, starting with drinks in the Dickson Room from 5pm, with the AGM proper beginning in the Theatrette at 5:30pm. After the formalities, guest speaker Dr Sally Box will tell us about her new job as Threatened Species Commissioner. This year the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and three general Council member positions will become vacant. For the Friends to continue, we need to fill these positions. Please consider nominating - contact Lesley Jackman on 0413 766 624 to find out more about what's involved, or to express interest.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
The Friends recently upgraded the mobility scooters at the ANBG, replacing those purchased by the Friends in 2005.
Monday, 17 September 2018


Australian Plants in Art: From Postcards to Politics - walks
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Bushland Nature Trail - walks
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am, Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
ANPS Spring Native Plant Sale
Saturday, 20 October 2018 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Pollinators At Work In the Gardens - members walks
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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