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Library Connect, July 2022

This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 921KB) has the usual listing of new books and a note about the OneSearch database.

Growing Friends’ Getting Ready for Spring Sale

Canberra gardeners will not have to wait until spring for the next Growing Friends plant sale. The next plant sale will be on August 27th,  giving you time to prepare for the spring planting.

The most recent sale was in November 2019, nearly three years ago. However, the Growing Friends have not been idle : by the end of August, we will have a large number of plants ready for planting in early spring, as the ground starts to warm up. A complete list of plants available, and a description of each, is now available for download (PDF, 286KB).

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AAFBG e-ucalypt issue 106, June 2022

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

Library Connect, June 2022

This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 808 KB) has the usual listing of new books, and a reminder to return all completed field notebooks.

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AAFBG e-ucalypt issue 105, May 2022

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

Congratulations to Linda Beveridge, who was elected President of the AAFBG at the recent AAFBG Conference. Linda is well-known to Friends as our Vice-President and as the Convenor of the Friends of Black Mountain.

Library Connect, May 2022

This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 718 KB) has the usual listing of new books, plus a note about the publications of Professor David Lindenmayer, who is giving the Friends’ Thursday Lunchtime Talk on 26 May.

Front page of April 2022 Library Connect

New books in the ANBG Library

The ANBG Library re-opened to visitors in April. The opening hours are Mon-Fri 9:30-4:30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers, so please call (02) 6250 9480 or email before visiting. Friends can still access library materials via the 'Click and Collect' service: please contact the Librarian to discuss your requirements. The Library Connect newsletter is now also being published again, as a new books bulletin for the time being. The three most recent issues, with a list of the new books covered, are available for download.

Plaque acknowledging the Friends contribution to the project

Friends Lawn completed

The new Friends Lawn and associated works, including the re-aligned and re-modelled Main Path, the extended cafe deck and extensive new plantings, have now been completed. At a launch event on Wednesday 27 April, the Friends' substantial contribution to the project was acknowledged and this is now marked by a plaque adjoining the deck.

Anne Holmes takes over from Helen Elliot as Treasurer

Helen Elliot has now stepped down as Treasurer of the Friends after 7 years in this vital and demanding role. Council, and all the Friends who had dealings with Helen, extend their gratitude and appreciation for the tremendous job that she has done over the last 7 years.

Our new Treasurer is Anne Holmes, who recently moved to Canberra and joined the Friends. As well as being appointed to the Friends Council, Anne is now a member of the Friends Public Fund Management Committee.

Friends Constitution - Discussion Paper

The Friends Constitution has not been reviewed since it was last amended in October 2015. A review has found some inconsistencies between it and current best practice. Friends Council has prepared a discussion paper (MS Word .docx format, 52 KB) that identifies these inconsistencies, and proposes amendments to address them.

Council would welcome Members’ comments on this discussion paper before resolutions are formalised and put before a general meeting later this year.  Comments on this discussion should be sent to by 30 April 2022.