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Cover of Friends Library Connect February 2020

Friends Library Connect, February 2020

The February 2020 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 494KB) includes articles on a new book, A Science of Our Own: Exhibitions and the Rise of Australian Public Science, an appeal for 50th Anniversary items for the ANBG Archive, information on a selection of new books and the e-journal Ecological Management & Restoration and from the ANBG Archive, Botanical Gardens in Canberra: A report by Dr Bertram Thomas Dickson, 1935.

The Gardens have fully reopened after the hailstorm

All areas of the Gardens have now been reopened after significant damage was caused by the Canberra hailstorm on Monday 20 January.

Visitors are now welcome to explore the Gardens from Rainforest to Red Centre. Pollen Café, Jindii Eco Spa and the Botanical Bookshop are also open.

Guided walks have resumed, but Flora Explorer tours will remain out of operation until further notice. Venues in the Banks Building will also stay closed until repairs can be completed.

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Bees, Butterflies, Birds: Maximising biodiversity by supporting pollinators

Fires and drought across Australia have affected many native forests that are vital for the health and well-being of native bees, European Honey bees and pollinators of many species.

This seminar aims to Increase awareness, provide planting resources and work towards an action plan to plant for and protect pollinators to maximise biodiversity in the Canberra region.

Library Connect December 2019

Library Connect, December 2019 edition

The December 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 486KB) includes articles on the Painting with Parkinsons new book, Library opening hours over Christmas, information on a selection of new books and the e-journal Conservation Letters and from the ANBG Archive, an ANBG Christmas Card c.1996.

Growing Friends Autumn 2019 Sale

The Growing Friends’ 2019 Autumn sale was a record breaker – 1,400 plants for sale and takings of $7942, all of which will go towards Friends’ projects.

Canberra’s native plant growers were queued up well before the barriers went down at 8:30. Many of them had read the sale lists closely and had a good idea of what they wanted. There were other hopefuls who were looking for ‘something that will grow in Canberra clay and not need watering’. There are such plants, but they all need watering until they are established.

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 Saturday 2 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.

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