Dr Ben Walcott ‘Gardens and biodiversity’

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Thursday, 25 May 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ben will talk about how gardens are important for biodiversity. Native plant gardens are particularly important for hosting rare and endangered plants as well as insect and birdlife.

The Walcotts moved from the USA to Canberra in 2003 and soon became Friends of the ANBG. They have developed their own large native garden in Red Hill, drawing on garden experiences both locally and overseas.

Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CGTHV

Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30 pm every Thursday from February to November.  Talks last for 1 hour.  We welcome donations by gold coins, notes, or electronically. The Friends use donations received at each talk to support Gardens’ programs and development and thank all those who have donated.  Please note: unless otherwise indicated, talks are in the ANBG Theatrette.

It is a good idea to reserve a seat at the talks that you wish to attend; several talks are booked out very quickly.  Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. 

The Booking Link is: https://www.trybooking.com/CGTHV

The Friends of the ANBG thank the speakers who volunteer their time and talents to further the knowledge of all attending events in the Gardens. Some summaries or PowerPoint presentations of Thursday talks are available to Friends at the ANBG library. Please direct queries about the talks to the Thursday Talks Team: email talks@friendsanbg.org.au

The talks are in line with COVID-19 guidelines which can change rapidly.