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Dr John Bradshaw ‘Rocks, climate changes and trees’ Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 12:30pm

John will assemble an eclectic mix of his recent adventures, including working on technical climate change solutions associated with his profession as a geologist, mixed with his passion for the natural environment, native plants and trees.

'Cultivating Friends' - AAFBG Members Biennial Conference, Benalla Friday, 20 April 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 22 April 2018 (All day)

The Biennial Conference of Members of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG) will be held at Benalla, VIC

The conference will be hosted by Friends of the Benalla Botanic Gardens and Riverine Parklands Inc. and will include the 2018 AGM of the AAFBG.

Dr Leo Joseph ‘News from the Front: An update on bird research at the Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC) and around the world’ Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 12:30pm

Leo will talk about thorny taxonomic problems in our birds, such as the Chestnut Quail-thrush, White-eared Honeyeater, and natural selection starring the Eastern Yellow Robin.

Dr Rosemary Purdie ‘Immersed in the Larapinta’ (repeat) Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 12:30pm

Rosemary will talk about her Larapinta Trail walk – end to end - in July 2017, and the plants and stunning landscape en route.

This is a repeat presentation - Rosemary's talk on 8 February attracted many more people than the Theatrette could hold, and she has kindly agreed to speak again for those who missed out.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Our next Weeding Work Party will be after Easter;  9:00 to 12:00 Saturday 7 April 2018 (yes, daylight saving will be finished on Sunday 1 April).

Growing Friends 2018 Autumn Plant Sale Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 8:30am to 11:00am

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 that are for sale can be found here. A plant list will be available on this website closer to the sale date.

Lynne Bean ‘What is to be found in the Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed?’ Thursday, 5 April 2018 - 12:30pm

Lynne will concentrate on the fossil fish and plants from the Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed, NSW, which date from the Upper Jurassic.

Roger Farrow ‘Wild Madagascar: from Baobabs to an Aye-aye’ Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 12:30pm

Roger is a field naturalist who observes how plants and animals interact in their natural environment.  After a career in entomology, Roger joined Australian Native Plants Society to further his identification skills of native plants.

Further details to be advised.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group - March meeting Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm


Will Tatnell, Retail Sales Manager of Teds in Canberra, together with a representative of Nikon cameras, will demonstrate the current Nikon range of cameras and lenses, discuss the difference between lenses etc., and talk about some of the latest trends in camera technology.

Weather permitting, they will lead a photo walk in the gardens following the meeting.


Gardens Theatrette


Dr Mike Bourke ‘The role of staple food crops in food security in Papua New Guinea’ Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 12:30pm

Mike will briefly cover population distribution and food consumption and then more comprehensively many aspects of food security in PNG.