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Cover of Library Connect, October 2018

Library Connect, October 2018

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.

2018 Annual General Meeting report

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.

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Friends Annual General Meeting, 27 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.

ANBG guest in mobility scooter. Photo: Svetlana Manns

Scooting about the Gardens!

The Friends recently upgraded the mobility scooters at the ANBG, replacing those purchased by the Friends in 2005.

 Volunteer Guide Maureen Connolly with a group of ANBG visitors

Become a Volunteer Guide - recruiting now for 2019

Do you have a passion for Australian plants? Do you enjoy the outdoors and spending time with like-minded people? Do you embrace the challenge of expanding your knowledge and skills? Does meeting people from around Australia and from overseas sound like fun? Then the Volunteer Guides Program at the Gardens is for you.

Applications are now open; for details see the Gardens website. Information sessions in the ANBG Theatrette will be held on Wednesday 19th September at 12.30pm and Tuesday 25th September at 5.30pm.

Library Connect September 2018

Library Connect, September 2018

The September 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 844KB) provides information on the Australian Reading Hour to be held on the 20th September 2018, features new books on native bees, agriculture and WA wildflowers, and recommends books on Banksias, Wattles and Daniel Solander, as well as spotlighting an e-journal on Biodiversity and Conservation and a golden memory from the Archives.

Tawny Frogmouths (photo: Steve Rogers)

Wake Up With the Birds, 2018 season

The Australian National Botanic Gardens provide a fantastic habitat for many of Canberra’s birds, with water and nectar in abundance.

During Floriade we offer an early morning walk at weekends. Join us for a 1½ hour guided walk to see many of the Gardens' amazing birds. This year we are not including breakfast, but you are welcome to purchase a coffee or breakfast following the bird walk in Pollen – the Gardens Café.

Cover of Friends Library Connect, August 2018

Library Connect, August 2018

The August 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 625 kB) features new books about Australian Bryozoa and journal articles about the ANBG, as well as other new books and topics.

Cover of Friends Library Connect, July 2018

Library Connect July 2018

The July 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 1108KB) features a new Wildflower app and journal articles about the ANBG, as well as new books and other topics. One new book, Flora of Australia: A Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition from the Botanical Art Society of Australia, features local botanical artists Nilavan Adams, Cheryl Hodges, Wendy Antoniak and Morgyn Phillips among others.

Cover of Eucalypt issue 50, May 2018

'Eucalypt' issue 50 published

The latest edition of Eucalypt, the bi-annual newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG), is now available.

In this edition, read all about the AAFBG biennial conference, held at Benalla back in April, plus an article about Camperdown’s use of Instagram, the ‘Care for the Rare’ project being introduced in Victorian Gardens, the Pangarinda BG where the Murray joins Lake Alexandrina, and details of the 2020 conference in Brisbane.

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