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'Find a Plant' application

The Gardens has launched an exciting new project that has been strongly supported and assisted by the Friends. The Find a Plant application (FAP) will help visitors, staff and researchers to locate specific plants growing in the Gardens. The application will show all plants that are in publicly accessible sections.

Friends Library Connect, March 2019

Library Connect, March 2019

The March 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 713 kB) includes: Gardening podcasts: a valuable source of botanical and practical information; an upcoming vacancy for a library volunteer to monitor Canberra newspapers for articles relating to the ANBG; a report on the Bush Blitz trip to Lake Mungo in August 2017; and a selection of new books.

Planning a trip to WA in Spring?

Good news for everyone who came to Boronia Halstead’s lunch time talk on Thursday 14th
February and was inspired to plan a trip to the South West Australian Floristic Region.
Boronia’s presentation, which includes a list of sites that will be a great help when planning
your trip, can now be accessed in the ANBG library.

Luminous Botanicus IV – please help!

As part of the 2019 Enlighten Festival, the ANBG is presenting Luminous Botanicus IV.

The Friends have supported Luminous Botanicus since its beginning. We are again looking for volunteers to assist staff at the entry point and at key positions along the route. For each evening we need seven people.

Guided walks in March

In the month of March some of the regular guided walks will have a special focus. The regular guided walks at 11:00 am and 2pm on Saturday March 9th, will feature bush tucker plants. During Eucalypt week (23rd March to 31st March), the 11:00 am walks will focus on Eucalypts.  Two special walks looking at things that aren't quite what they seem, will also be held on the 30th and 31st March.

Cover of Friends Library Connect, February 2019

Library Connect, February 2019

The February 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 522 kB) includes:

  • A new A-Z alphabet book, Alphabotanical, featuring botanical illustrations of Australian native plants;
  • Opportunities for Friends to view Dr Gillian Scott’s award-winning Australian mistletoe watercolour paintings in the Library;
  • Other new books and topics.
Friends Library Connect December 2018

Library Connect, December 2018

The December 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 497 kB) includes an article about the new Banksia Garden, scheduled to open April 2020; information on the new Plant Humanities Initiative; Library Christmas Arrangements and a great collection of new books.

Summer Concerts 2019 - please help!

The ever-popular Summer Sounds concerts will be held again on the first two weekends in February 2019. The programs and performers are being finalised now and will be announced shortly.

We are looking for volunteers to come and help Summer Sounds continue its tradition as one of the Gardens' headline public events.

Amy Jones receives the first prize in the Colour section for 'Fuzz Berry'. Photo: Brian Moir

2018 Schools Photographic Competition

The entries from this year's competition are now on display in the Visitors Centre exhibition space until Sunday 19 November.

The entries were judged by Ms Helen McFadden of the Canberra Photographic Society, who presented the awards on Saturday 3 November. Congratulations to the prizewinners.

Cover of Friends Library Connect, November 2018

Library Connect, November 2018

The November 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 822 kB) features a new book dedicated to Australia’s tomatoes: Tomato: Know, Sow, Grow, Feast as well as other new books and topics.

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