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Competition judge Graham Gall presents the schools award for UCSSC Lake Ginninderra

2019 Schools Photo Competition prizegiving and exhibition

The Friends Annual Photographic Competition for primary and secondary school and college students is now in its 23rd year. The exhibition of 2019 entries was opened on Sunday 3 November in the ANBG Visitor Centre, and prizes awarded to winners in five categories.

The competition was judged, and the prizes awarded, by Graham Gall and Jim Gould of the Friends Photographic Group.

Cover of Library Connect November 2019

Library Connect, November 2019 edition

The November 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 535 kB) includes articles on the new name for The Plantsman Journal, the release of new Seed Banking Stamps, information on various new books, the Canadian Journal of Plant Science, and an Introduction to our School Programme - the latest from the ANBG Archives.

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Report from the 2019 Annual General Meeting

The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the ANBG was held on Thursday 17 October in the ANBG Theatrette.

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Annual General Meeting 2019

The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the ANBG will be held on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 5.30 pm in the Theatrette at the Gardens.

Light refreshments will be served from 5pm in the Dickson Room.

Elections will be held for the position of Vice President, Secretary and two ordinary members of Council.

The AGM will be followed by a discussion of the arrangements for the 30th Anniversary of the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in 2020.

Cover of Friends Library Connect, October 2019

Library Connect, October 2019

The October 2019 edition of Library Connect covers the launch of Australian Water Dragons by Lisa Mitchell, a book for anyone curious to find out more about these fascinating creatures; a farewell and thanks to ANBG Library volunteer Carol Anderson; notes on a workshop on using Australian native plants in Bonsai; a selection of new books; an e-journal; and a look at the latest addition to the archive, the 'Bush Citrus' stamps series.

View from the bushland nature walk lookout

Bushland Nature Walks in October & November

Come and enjoy one of the free guided walks in the ANBG’s Bushland Precinct on Thursday mornings in October and November!

Cover of Friends Library Connect, September 2019

Library Connect, September 2019

The September 2019 edition of Library Connect covers Australian Reading Hour on Thursday 19 September; an article on the Flora of Australia online resource; a selection of new books; an e-journal; and a look at the Card sorting key to the identification, properties and uses of the principal commercial Australian timbers from the archive.

Cover of Friends Library Connect, August 2019

Library Connect, August 2019

The August 2019 edition of Library Connect describes (and links to) the Plants of the World online portal from The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; a history of the ‘Kentgrove’ garden at Goulburn; the BGANZ Conference to be held in New Zealand in 20 – 23 October; a selection of new books; an e-journal; and a look at the 1908 book Bill Baillie: his life and adventures by Ellis Rowan.

Spotted Pardalote by Lindell Emerton

Wake Up with the Birds - bookings now open!

The wattles are beginning to flower in Canberra's Nature Parks - a sure sign that spring is around the corner. The ANBG provides a fantastic habitat for many of Canberra’s birds, with water and nectar in abundance. Quite a few birds have already been sighted collecting nesting materials and it is marvellous to be in the Gardens early in the morning when the birds are active.

Join us for Wake up with the Birds, a 1½ hour guided early morning walk, to see many of our amazing birds. After the walk you are welcome to stay on for coffee or breakfast at Pollen, the Gardens Café (book at www.pollencafe.com.au).

Cover of Friends Library Connect, July 2019

Library Connect, July 2019

The July 2019 edition of Library Connect celebrates NAIDOC Week and includes articles on a series of six books on indigenous knowledge, donated by our colleagues in the Northern Territory Herbarium; an article in Australasian Plant Conservation by Damian Wrigley, National Coordinator of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership; a selection of new books; an e-journal; and a look at the 1995 brochure Aboriginal people of the Canberra area.

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