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ANPS spring plant sale Saturday, 20 October 2012 - 8:30am to Sunday, 21 October 2012 - 1:45pm

This plant sale is by the Australian Native Plants Society, Canberra Region. It will be held in the southern car park of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. For more details go to the ANPS website

School Photographic Exhibition - Visitor Centre Gallery Friday, 19 October 2012 - 9:00am to Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 4:30pm

Visit the popular annual exhibition of student photographs taken in the Gardens. 

This is an annual competition and exhibition run by the Friends of the ANBG. For more information click here.

Paul Janssens ' Managing the Parliament House landscape with biological controls' Thursday, 18 October 2012 - 12:30pm

Parliament House is now 24 years old. It has 23 hectares of landscape, which include the grass ramps, 17 courtyards and 9 hectares of native gardens. The use of pesticides for insect control is difficult due to the nature of the air conditioning air intakes for the building  as well as the numbers of working staff and visitors to Parliament House. The Landscape Services Section have implemented a very successful Integrated Pest Management program and utilise biological control methods such as releasing predator insects to control the pest insects.

Black Mountain Wildflower Ramble Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 9:30am to Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 11:45am

Meet at the Belconnen Way entry to Black Mountain Nature Reserve, just before Caswell Drive turnoff (look for the balloons). Celebrate the diversity of spring wildflowers in the 41st annual Burbidge/Chippendale walk.

Canberra Institute of Botanical Art Workshop Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 12:00am to Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 11:45pm

Creating a collections sampler. Workshop in the Crosbie Morrison Building. See for more information.

Dr John Passioura 'Perennial plants living with limited water: lifestyles, landscapes and some effects of disturbance' Thursday, 11 October 2012 - 12:30pm

Plant communities interact strongly with surface hydrology, and in so doing shape landscapes.  John will cover a few examples, including kangaroo grass, mallee, jarrah, and mulga. 

Orchid Walks on Black Mountain - 10am and 1pm Sunday, 7 October 2012 - 10:00am to Monday, 8 October 2012 - 10:45am

Join Tony Wood to learn about spring flowering native terrestrial orchids. Sturdy shoes; hand lens; bookings essential (6250 9540). Meet at the car park on Caswell Dr (head south towards Glenloch interchange. NB: there are 2 walks 10am and 1pm.

Peter Byron 'Red Centre Garden - from concept to construction' Thursday, 4 October 2012 - 12:30pm

The ANBG is developing a new Red Centre Garden showcasing the iconic significance of the continent's red centre as the physical and spiritual heart of Australia, right here in the nation's garden within the nation's capital. The Garden is set to open as part of the 2013 Canberra 100 – Celebrating the Centenary festivities. Peter Byron will discuss the background to the Red Centre Garden.

Photowalk Canberra in the ANBG Sunday, 30 September 2012 - 3:00pm to Monday, 1 October 2012 - 2:45pm

Photowalk is a chance for any person no matter what age or ability to get together and have a lovely walk, get some fresh air and meet other photographically minded people. This event is not organised by the Friends. Contact is Hilary Wardhaugh, phone 0418255416, email

Canberra in Action - Photographic Exhibition Friday, 28 September 2012 - 9:00am to Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 4:45am

An exhibition of student photographs depicting their meaning of Canberra. Various outdoor locations in the gardens.