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Wake Up with the Birds Sunday, 14 October 2018 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. If you wish, after the guided walk stay on at the cafe, Pollen, for a drink and/or breakfast (Please book and pay for separately).

Black Mountain Spring Wildflower Ramble Saturday, 13 October 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Celebrate the spring flowering on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers in the tradition established by Nancy Burbidge, and continued by George Chippendale. Discover the surprising diversity of tiny orchids, bush peas, wattles and billy buttons on easy bush tracks with experienced guides and good company. All springs are not the same. The pattern remains but timing and abundance vary with the weather.

Wake Up with the Birds Saturday, 13 October 2018 - 7:45am to 3:00pm

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. If you wish, after the guided walk stay on at the cafe, Pollen, for a drink and/or breakfast (Please book and pay for separately).

Genevieve Jacobs ‘Great Scottish Gardens’ Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 12:30pm

Genevieve will talk about design and display in Scottish gardens she has seen.

Australian Plants in Art: From Postcards to Politics - walks Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

How have artists responded to Australian native plants over the last 200 years? Come for a free stroll with our Volunteer Guides to discover and discuss what have been the inspirations behind the artwork and the messages conveyed. Bookings essential.

Orchid Walks for ANBG Friends only Sunday, 7 October 2018 - 10:00am

Date: Sunday 7 October, 10am & repeated 1:30pm

Meet: at the Car park on the mountain side of Caswell Drive (head south towards Glenloch Interchange).

Join Tony Wood and Jean Egan to discover some spring flowering native terrestrial orchids and learn something more of this fascinating group of plants. There is some off-track walking so wear sturdy shoes. Bring your hand lens.

Wake Up with the Birds Sunday, 7 October 2018 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. If you wish, after the guided walk stay on at the cafe, Pollen, for a drink and/or breakfast (Please book and pay for separately).

Black Mountain Weeding Working Party Saturday, 6 October 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Meet at the electricity sub-station, Frith Road. We shall be entering the gardens through the ANBG gate slightly uphill, that is part of the Summit Walk. We shall be focussing on removing Bluebell creeper (Billardiera heterophylla) and other woody weeds in the peripheral north-western sections of the ANBG.  

Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

Wake Up with the Birds Saturday, 6 October 2018 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. If you wish, after the guided walk stay on at the cafe, Pollen, for a drink and/or breakfast (Please book and pay for separately).

David Stuart ‘Australian botany: the Vienna connection’ Thursday, 4 October 2018 - 12:30pm

David, a former Australian ambassador to Austria, will focus on some of the historical reasons for the extensive collections of Australian botanical material held in major museums and institutions in Vienna, including many of Ferdinand Bauer’s original sketches and drawings

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