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Library Connect February 2024

This edition of Library Connect has the usual listing of new books, five new artworks and links to articles on Alexandre Descubes and Penny Olsen.  The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30 or Alex can be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance. The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and Alex is very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.

Friends Public Fund has changed

The Australian Government has changed the rules relating to environmental funds, and that includes the Friends of the ANBG Public Fund. The Register of Environmental Organisations has been abolished, and along with it the need for the Friends to have a separate Public Fund.

Donations will now be made directly to the Friends, and will continue to be tax deductible. Donors will be issued with an official receipt which clearly shows that the donation is tax deductible.

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Growing Friends Autumn 2024 Native Plant Sale - save the date!

The Growing Friends Autumn plant sale is coming soon – on Saturday, 2 March 2024.
It will start at the new time of 9.00am in the Banksia Centre Car Park, and will finish at 11:30 unless sold out earlier. There will be over a thousand plants to choose from, at only $6 a pot. Sales are by card only. Plants are all sourced from within the Gardens, and the proceeds of the Sale help support the Gardens. The full list of plants, and their descriptions, is available HERE.

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AAFBG e-ucalypt issue 125, January 2024

View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).

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AAFBG Biennial Conference, August 2024: call for presenters

The AAFBG Biennial Conference 2024 theme is ‘The Challenge of Change: Relationships, Volunteering, Climate and Technology'. There are opportunities for Friends to present at the conference, lead workshops, and participate in a 'Rapid Fire' forum discussion. If you have achieved or are working on a desired change in any of the sub-areas above, this is your chance to share your experiences and conclusions. The conference will be held on 23–26 August, hosted by The Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. Submissions should be lodged by mid-February.

Library Connect December 2023 / January 2024

This edition of Library Connect has the usual listing of new books, two new photographs for the art collection and a couple of articles on successful citizen science projects and distribution shifts in Australian alpine plants.  The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30 or Alex can be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance.  The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and I’m very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.

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Eucalypt magazine 61, December 2023

A special electronic Christmas version of Eucalypt magazine, the journal of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens.

Congratulations and thanks to our volunteers

On November 28 the Gardens and the Friends celebrated our volunteers, both in Gardens programs and in Friends activities. Certificates were awarded to volunteers who have contributed for remarkable periods, notably Pat Wright for 25 years.

On December 6 the Gardens also celebrated 10 years of the Visitor Centre Volunteer program, recognising two volunteers who have been involved from the very beginning.

ANBG Volunteer Guides Intake 2024

We are looking for people who are passionate about engaging our visitors in the stories of the Gardens. New Volunteer Guides will be recruited in early 2024 with training starting in March 2024.  Please share this exciting opportunity with friends, family and your wider community so we can ensure we recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated group for our 2024 intake.  For further information email Sue Norman, the Volunteer Manager on volunteer@anbg.gov.au.  You can find further information here.

Library Connect November 2023

The November edition of Library Connect is now available. It has the usual listing of new books and a reminder about the Botanic Images exhibition which runs to Sunday, 19 November in the Visitor Centre Gallery. The exhibition showcases the talents of the Botanic Art and Photographic Groups in depicting botany, and comprises the unique collection of botanic art and photographic works donated to the Gardens by the Friends of the ANBG over the years. The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, or Alex can be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance.

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