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Centenary Summer Sounds Concert Sunday, 6 January 2013 - 5:30pm

As Famous as the Moon is the featured band.

Concerts start at 5.30pm and finish at 7.30.

Centenary Summer Sounds Concert Saturday, 5 January 2013 - 5:30pm

Key Grip is the featured band.

Concerts start at 5.30pm and finish at 7.30.

Delicious! afterDARK Friday, 4 January 2013 - 7:30pm

Summer night tours of the Gardens featuring live string music and gourmet tastings of locally produced food and wine at Floresco. A wonderful way to spend a hot evening in the cool ambience of the Rainforest Gully, Rock Garden & Eucalypt Lawn.

$35 per person (over 18 years only)
Online bookings essential:
Note: This is not a Friends event but members may be interested.
Ross Bennett ‘Reptiles and frogs of the ACT: how to stop worrying and love snakes!’ Thursday, 29 November 2012 - 12:30pm

Ross will provide an overview of our local herpetofauna, some historical insights into their status and an opportunity to dispel some of the myths surrounding the snakes in particular. Ross will bring a couple of his ‘friends’ to illustrate some points.

CIT/UN Photographic Exhibition Friday, 23 November 2012 - 9:30am to Wednesday, 2 January 2013 - 4:30am

This exhibition features the prizewinners and selected images from the joint United Nations and Canberra Institute of Technology International Year of Sustainable Energy for All 2012 Photography Competition.

Open 9.30am–4.30pm at the Visitor Centre Gallery.
Dr John Grimshaw ‘New Trees: Recent Introductions to Cultivation’ Thursday, 22 November 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Visiting UK botanist Dr John Grimshaw will discuss new trees – recent introductions to cultivation, the subject of a 2009 book, of which he was principal author, on trees introduced in the past 35 years. The book was sponsored by the International Dendrology Society and published by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. 

Dr Joe Miller - 'Evolutionary and spatial diversity of the Australian flora' Thursday, 15 November 2012 - 12:30pm

Over the past year the research of the CANBR has been combining spatial data with phylogenetic (evolutionary relationships) data.  Joe will describe the methods used and show examples from many large Australian plant lineages, including Acacia, Eucalyptus, mosses, liverworts and hornworts.

Growing Friends spring plant sale Saturday, 10 November 2012 - 8:30am

Plants on sale are propagated and sold by the Growing Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens from material sourced from the Gardens.

Where: Small car park behind the Crosbie Morrison Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Canberra Institute of Botanical Art Workshop Saturday, 10 November 2012 - 12:00am to Sunday, 11 November 2012 - 11:45pm

Workshop on Onions and Garlic, in the Crosbie Morrison Building. Costs apply, booking essential. See for more information.

Stephen Speer - 'Spying eyes in America - What can we learn from the Smithsonian Institute and botanic gardens in the US'? Thursday, 8 November 2012 - 12:30pm

Stephen was one of a group of Canberra national institutions education staff who recently visited Washington DC and New York to observe how the Smithsonian Institution engages with school students and teachers. What did they learn and will this have an impact on the Gardens? What can the Gardens learn from US botanic gardens?