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Dr Haylee Weaver ‘Parasites of Australian Animals: Unseen Biodiversity’ Thursday, 7 May 2020 - 12:30pm

Haylee, from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, will talk on the fascinating biodiversity of parasites inhabiting some of Australia’s iconic (and lesser known) animals. The parasites of Australia are a vastly overlooked component of ecosystems, and our understanding of how they contribute to ecosystem function is still being investigated.

30 April, 12.30 pm David Taylor and Kevin Collins ‘The New Banksia Garden at the ANBG’ - POSTPONED Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 12:30pm

POSTPONED - further information to follow

David Taylor, Curator of Living Collections, ANBG, and Kevin Collins, Banksia specialist from Western Australia, will talk about the new Banksia Garden at the ANBG.  They will take you through some of the challenges, thinking, planning and collaboration that has gone into bringing this garden to reality and why all the efforts are worthwhile.

Banksia Festival - POSTPONED Friday, 24 April 2020 - 9:30am to Saturday, 30 May 2020 - 4:30pm

2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the ANBG and the 30th Anniversary of the Friends. 24th April to 3rd May was to be a week-long celebration of all things Banksia, including the Banksia Garden Grand Opening. Unfortunately the coronavirus preventive measures mean that the Banksia Festival and the opening of the Banksia Garden have been postponed to Spring. A new date will be announced in due course.

Watch the Friends website for details of all the events planned for this special week...

Botanic Art Groups Exhibition - Banksias - POSTPONED Saturday, 18 April 2020 - 9:30am to Sunday, 17 May 2020 - 4:30pm

The Botanic Art Groups exhibition 'Legacy of Banks and Solander' has been deferred and will now take place between 14 August and 13 September 2020 in the Visitor Centre.

The exhibition will display botanical paintings and drawings featuring Banksias and other plants collected by Banks and Solander 250 years ago on Cook's voyage to Australia.

Forests, Fires and Green shoots to Recovery Forum 2020 - CANCELLED Monday, 30 March 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Monday 30 March, 12.30 – 1.30pm – Theatrette

A Forum inspired by green shoots from blackened trunks. The speakers will chronicle the natural and cultural recovery from two devastating forest fires – Namadgi 2020 and Kinglake 2009 - and invite questions from the public.

Unfortunately due to coronavirus fears, this event has had to be CANCELLED.  We will advise once a new date is confirmed for later this year.

Growing Friends 2020 Autumn Native Plant Sale - CANCELLED Saturday, 28 March 2020 - 8:30am to 11:00am

The Growing Friends Autumn Sale to be held on Saturday 28th March 2020 has now been cancelled. Further information will provided as soon as available.

Plants are propagated and tended by the Growing Friends from material sourced from the Gardens. All proceeds go to support the Gardens. Be early for the best selection.  Information about some of the plants for sale is available here

Friends Photographic Group March Meeting - CANCELLED Friday, 27 March 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

We regret that all Friends meetings and other events due to take place at the ANBG in March have been cancelled, due to the coronavirus prevention measures.

Composition - An informative and fun talk with slideshow and handouts.

Presenter: Annie Stockton

Date: Friday the 27th March

Time: 10.30 - 12 Midday

Location: Theatrette opposite the Visitors Centre

Professor Adrian Gibbs ‘The History of the Potato and its Viruses’ - CANCELLED Thursday, 26 March 2020 - 12:30pm

CANCELLED - further information to follow

Adrian is a virologist.  Potatoes were part of the trans-Atlantic ‘Columbian Exchange’ of the 16-17th centuries.  The details of the origin of the European potato have provided lively debates, however ‘molecular palaeontology’ is now sorting out possibilities, not only for the potato, but also its pathogens, especially potato virus Y.  Adrian will discuss the latest findings.

Pests of Eucalyptus workshop - CANCELLED Monday, 23 March 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

We regret that all events due to take place at the ANBG in March have been cancelled, due to the coronavirus prevention measures.

Summer Sounds 22nd March - Jazzy Weekend - CANCELLED Sunday, 22 March 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

We regret that the Summer Sounds program has now been cancelled due to the coronavirus prevention measures.