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Martin Butterfield inaugural Alison McKenzie Lecture 'Canberra's Gardens and Birds' Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Martin Butterfield, sometime Coordinator of the COG Garden Bird Survey, will talk about the birds found in Canberra gardens generally and also the Gardens. The talk will be illustrated with pictures of birds, maps and, of course, charts showing changes over time.

Spring Flower Walks in the ANBG Saturday, 14 September 2013 - 11:00am to Monday, 14 October 2013 - 1:45pm

Spring is a wonderful time to visit the ANBG. The wattles are still in flower and the warmer weather brings a wealth of new life to the Gardens. The free guided walks at 11.00am and 2.00pm from 14 September to 13 October will feature the Spring flowers. Meet your guide outside the Visitor Centre.

Dr Suzette Searle 'Who's a Scientist' Thursday, 12 September 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

‘Who’s a scientist?’ asks Dr Suzette Searle as she describes Australia’s scientists and citizen scientists.

Dr Suzette Searle is a Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.

Peta Alderman 'Honouring the War Dead' Thursday, 5 September 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Peta Alderman will describe horticulture and the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Australia and Papua New Guinea. The talk will consider the role of horticulture in commemoration and creating a sense of place for sites within Australia as we near the Centenary of ANZAC.

Peta Alderman is State Manager Western Australia, Office of Australian War Graves. She is responsible for ensuring that the War Graves remain poignant, dignified and significant for their horticulture and monuments.

'The Science of Botanical Illustration': monthly Botanical Resource Centre talk Monday, 2 September 2013 - 10:30am

Annette Wilson, who is the editor of the Flora of Australia series for the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), will show a selection of line drawings which have been used to illustrate the flora (and fauna) series produced by ABRS. She will discuss the ways in which these illustrations are created and used, and why, in the days of digital photography and computer graphics programs, there is still a place for black and white illustrations.

Wattle Walks Sunday, 1 September 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, 8 September 2013 - 10:45am

The free guided walks at 11.00am each day for the first week in September (1st to 7th) will focus on wattles, which create such a wonderful splash of colour around Canberra in Spring. Find out how the wattles survive in Australia's harsh climates and hear about the rich part they play in Australia's cultural history.

Wattle Day Dinner Saturday, 31 August 2013 - 7:00pm to Sunday, 1 September 2013 - 6:45pm

The Wattle Day Association, Canberra Branch, invites members of the Friends of the ANBG to attend the annual Wattle Day Dinner.

Celebrate Australia’s National Wattle Day at Teatro Vivaldi’s Restaurant (on the ANU campus). Enjoy wattle songs sung by Sing Australia and an Australian-themed dinner for $65/person.

RSVP by 5 pm Tues. 27 August  

Details are on the Wattle Day Association website, including RSVP and payment arrangements.

Turner themed walk Saturday, 31 August 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, 1 September 2013 - 11:45am

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.

Centenary Chat. Eric Martin - ‘History of Haig Park in Turner’ Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Haig Park is a significant landscape feature in Canberra:  its early plantings were designed for protection against winds and climactic extremes, and landscape beautification of the emerging city.  Designed by Charles Weston, its parallel rows of trees are unique in Australian park design.

Turner themed walk Saturday, 24 August 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, 25 August 2013 - 11:45am

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.