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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.

David Young 'The Moghul gardens of Kashmir' Thursday, 27 September 2012 - 12:30pm

Three hundred and fifty years after the Moghul rulers headed to the Kashmiri hills each summer to escape the oppressive heat of Delhi and constructed magnificent pleasure gardens, visitors today can get some idea of what it must have been like.

Bernard Fennessy Memorial Lecture: Dr Peter Kerr ‘Rabbit Control: past, present and future’ NOTE CHANGED DATE Thursday, 20 September 2012 - 12:30pm

Australia has been blighted by rabbits ever since their introduction here. Peter, follower in the work of the late Bernard Fennessy, discusses control research and methods of the past, the concerns about the current resurgence as the pest develops immunity to the calicivirus, and what the future holds.

Peter White 'A view from the ANBG 200 years ago' Thursday, 13 September 2012 - 12:30pm

Where we now walk, sit and admire the beauty of the ANBG has been the home of Aboriginal people for more than 25,000 years. This talk gives a little glimpse of how these people may have lived, how they obtained their living from the environment and the traces of their lives that we can still see in the urban landscape of the National Capital."

Ben Walcott 'Visiting this year's Chelsea Flower Show' Thursday, 6 September 2012 - 12:30pm

Ben and Ros Walcott went on a trip this year with Angus Stewart to the gardens of Italy and finished the trip at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show. Ben will talk about the Show and have pictures of the gardens and displays.

Ben and Ros are keen gardeners who have visited many gardens in the USA, UK and Australia over the years. They have a large native garden in Red Hill that has been opened to the public on numerous occasions.

Drawn Together Exhibition - Visitor Centre Gallery Saturday, 1 September 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, 14 September 2012 - 4:30pm

An exhibition of stunning artwork inspired by the native landscape including wood carving, wood block prints. textile art and screen printing.

Dr Michael Lenz - 'Lake George - a refuge for waterbirds'. Thursday, 30 August 2012 - 12:30pm

Michael will describe the results of observations made of waterbirds at Lake George to the north of Canberra throughout the recent drought years.

Dr Michael Lenz, is an Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences in Canberra and a member of the Canberra Ornithologists Group since 1977. He has been involved in organising and conducting surveys of waterbirds on Lake Burley Griffin, Lake George and Lake Bathurst for many years.

Tony Bartlett - 'The role of collaborative forest research in enhancing livelihoods in the Asia-Pacific, with a focus on projects involving the use of non timber forest species. Thursday, 23 August 2012 - 12:30pm

Tony will describe tree research projects in the Asia-Pacific including developing plantations of sandalwood (Santalum species) in North Queensland and Vanuatu and the domestication and commercialisation of the high value Canarium nuts (Canarium indicum) in Papua New Guinea. (Canarium indicum is an indigenous tree throughout the South Pacific, producing edible nuts as well as timber. The nuts are little known in international markets, but there is strong domestic demand in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.)

Information session and training workshop for new Flora Explorer volunteers Tuesday, 21 August 2012 - 11:00am to Wednesday, 22 August 2012 - 10:45am

The Gardens invites interested members of the Friends to attend this information session on becoming a volunteer Flora Explorer driver guide. The session will be held in the Gardens' Theatrette and will last about 1 hour. For more information, phone Jennifer Salkeld on 6250 9559 / 6250 9540 or email