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Exhibition: Working on Country Tuesday, 3 July 2012 - 9:00am to Monday, 16 July 2012 - 4:45pm

Visitor Centre Gallery

A photographic exhibition displaying works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as they capture and convey the spirit and feel of their country.

Ian Lawrence ‘The place of home gardens in a sustainable world’ Thursday, 28 June 2012 - 12:30pm


Dr Judy West Executive Director ANBG ‘The new ANBG Management Plan' Thursday, 21 June 2012 - 12:30pm

In 2009 Dr Judy West was appointed Executive Director of the ANBG and head of Parks and Biodiversity Science within the then Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Judy has also been Director of the Australian National Herbarium since 1989 and has held a number of other scientific appointments during her career.

Every ten years the ANBG must develop a detailed plan to guide its management and development for the next decade; the latest such Plan is expected to be finalised by mid-2012. Judy will discuss the new Plan’s vision for the future of the Gardens.

David Taylor ‘Pruning Australian native plants’ Thursday, 14 June 2012 - 12:30pm

David Taylor is the ANBG’s Curator of Living Collections.

David will demonstrate pruning native plants with assistance from his staff. The session will begin in the Theatrette with an introduction to pruning at the ANBG, followed by some hands-on pruning using a selection of very different techniques from mild to wild! 

Dr Wenju Cai ‘Warming in the Tasman Sea, a global warming hotspot’ Thursday, 7 June 2012 - 12:30pm

A CSIRO Office of Chief Executive Science Leader, Dr Wenju Cai specialises in global climate variability, change, and impact. He publishes extensively on identification of modes of climate variability, their mechanisms, and climate detection and attribution.

Dr Theresa Knopp ‘Conservation Genetics of the Pink-tailed Worm Lizard in the ACT' Thursday, 31 May 2012 - 12:30pm

What can Population Genetics tell us about Habitat Fragmentation and Prioritising of Areas for Conservation in and near Canberra?

Right Royal Trivia Night Saturday, 26 May 2012 - 7:30pm

Crosbie Morrison Building, ANBG

Whether you are a Republican or a Royalist, the Coronation was a significant event. Come and celebrate the coronation anniversary with a Right Royal Trivia Night at the Gardens.

Ann Mont ‘Australia is not all eucalypts – living in a native pine forest’ Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 12:30pm

Ann Mont is a farmer’s daughter and retired public servant.

Ann spent her childhood living on a farm in a Murray pine (Callitris) forest in the Riverina. Flat land, no streams, no rocks and hardly a eucalypt in sight. How could this be? She studied geography at ANU and on a field trip to this area she realised that social history, geomorphology, and factors such as irrigation and rising salt are interconnected, and these impact on the vegetation. The talk will discuss Ann’s observations. 

Fiona Pfennigwerth talks about the paintings in her exhibition Thursday, 17 May 2012 - 12:30pm

Fiona Pfennigwerth will talk about the paintings in her exhibition and her course in Natural History Illustration at University of Newcastle. 

Illustrating Australian nature: illuminating The Scrolls. Exhibition 16 May to 28 June Wednesday, 16 May 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, 29 June 2012 - 4:45pm

Visitor Centre Gallery

A selection of sketches and watercolours that are reproduced in Fiona Pfennigwerth’s recently published book The Scrolls Illuminated: an illuminating presentation of Solomon’s Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther from the Bible. Many of the paintings include flora that Fiona sketched in the ANBG, in other Botanic Gardens and National Parks, and other beautiful places.