Helping the Gardens Grow

Explore the Gardens in our Flora bus
Explore the Gardens in our Flora bus

Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour on various dates from Monday 26th September to Thursday 6th October.

Discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush on this family-friendly tour at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We will travel on our magical Flora Explorer electric bus, walk through the Rainforest Gully, visit the Red Centre Garden and finish at the Paperbark Treehouse.

This 1-hour tour is designed for children 4-10 years, who must be accompanied by an adult.

We have diverse backgrounds, but we all 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 activities. There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place.

Since 1990 we have donated around $2 million for projects in the Gardens and now have nearly 3000 members. 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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Your guide to what’s fresh and flowering in the Gardens. Read more...

  Walk guide: 21 September - 4 October 2022 (PDF, 1.4 MB)




This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 1.55MB) has the usual listing of new books and a selection of books we hold on integrated pest management.  The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers so please call 02 6250 9480 or email before visiting. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks when possible.  The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for collecting and returning items.
Friday, 23 September 2022
The 34th Annual General Meeting of the Friends will be held in the ANBG Theatrette on 20 October 2022 from 3–5pm, followed by drinks and nibbles in the Foyer and Dickson Room. Please RSVP.  See the Provisional Agenda, note about a Special Resolution to amend the Constitution, and links to papers and further information.
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
The 'News of Coming Events' email newsletter on 13 September gave incorrect dates for 'Focus on Flowers' walks. They will be held daily from Monday 10 October to Sunday 16 October 11.00 am – 12 noon. Our apologies for the error.
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).
Sunday, 11 September 2022


Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure
Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Professor Simon Haberle ‘What you never knew about poo!’
Thursday, 29 September 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure
Friday, 30 September 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Black Mountain Weeding Work Party
Saturday, 1 October 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure
Tuesday, 4 October 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure
Thursday, 6 October 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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