FBBGSA Notice of AGM 2018
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Notice of the 2018 AGM and Documentation Downloads

We have a new Events Page!
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From the AAFBG – E-ucalypt News Edition 22, 1st May 2018
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Dear AAFBG Members Welcome to the 1st May 2018 Mailchimp edition of E-ucalypt News. CONGRATULATIONS TO FRIENDS OF BENALLA Conference Summary from AAFBG President, Dennis Ayliffe: Over the weekend of 21 and 22 April 2018 nearly 60 members of AAFBG … Read More

Horti-Couture – is on again!
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Registrations are now open for Horti-Couture 2018 CLICK HERE to register   To refresh your memory – here’s what happened last year…  

Hidden Treasures Open Garden – April 5th
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Mother Nature’s Laughter – Antonia McCaskie’s garden When Antonia McCaskie was a young girl, growing up in The Hague, Holland during the war, she was inspired by the resilience of flowers blooming amidst bombed ruins. Decades later, living in another … Read More

Tuesday Talk with Dr Jean Sim
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Join us for a special insight as Jeannie takes us on a journey of our favourite garden structure the ‘umbraculo‘ and see lost treasures in our gardens. Bush-houses have been created since the 1870s in Australia, especially in Queensland. These structures provide protection … Read More

Soils ain’t Soils
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Want to learn more about Plant health through managing healthy soils? This workshop, the third in the MasterGardener series, will look at the most important criteria to maintain healthy plants – SOIL. The hands-on workshop will investigate the various types of soil, interrelationships between … Read More

City Botanic Garden Work Team Volunteers
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Work with the FBBGSA in 2018. City Botanic Garden Work Team Opportunity starting March 2018 Brisbane City Council, supported by The Friends Volunteers are providing the opportunity to work maintaining the bedding displays within the Formal Garden area in ‘The City Botanic Gardens’. Enjoy … Read More

Our Patron
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The Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens  and Sherwood Arboretum is honoured to welcome His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Qld as Patron.

Mt Coot Tha Zipline Newsletter
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Did you want to have your say? Leave a reply below and we will forward it as part of the FBBGSA Community Response. NOTE: The Community Info Sessions are listed below – they start on 31 January and finish on … Read More

MEMBERS ONLY The Circle Art and Book Exhibition – Helpers and Members Thank You
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Upcoming MEMBER only Event As a thank you for your support of the Circles exhibition Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum invite the volunteers, members and guides for a farewell drinks afternoon tea at the close of the exhibition at the … Read More

Master Gardener Class Programme – Selecting Plants – right plant, right place
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The Friends Master Gardener Class Programme Selecting Plants – right plant, right place February 27th, 2018 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Light refreshments only provided. Ever considered how and why we choose plants for a certain position. This workshop will look at the … Read More

Open Garden – October 16th
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‘Hidden Treasures’ Wander this beautiful garden of Michael and Kim Rabbidge Open Garden – Last Chance Visit Monday, October 16th, 2017. BUY TICKETS HERE General Public WELCOME Featured on ABC Gardening Australia TV, GA magazine, Queensland Homes magazines. What’s hidden … Read More

Art Exhibition at Richard Randall Art Studio – Jeannie Baker “Circle”
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Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha will play host to the traveling exhibition “Circle” from award-winning children’s author, artist and film maker Jeannie Baker. The story book behind the exhibition is inspired by the migration of the Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri) … Read More

Kitchen Garden Volunteering
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Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum (FBBGSA) offers herb and vegie gardening experiences from March to September each year (may be extended beyond these times in the future).  This includes traditional plants as well as bush tucker/ native … Read More

Propagating Volunteers
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Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum (FBBGSA) are conducting morning session to learn how to propagate plants at Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha on a monthly basis. Members will learn… How to select stock for propagating (both soft and … Read More

Melbourne – The Penguins Are On Their Way
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The natural history art exhibition – reFraming Nature 2017 – will be run by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens (FRBG) in Melbourne from October 7-22.  The exhibition covers a vast array of topics from birds to frogs, ferns … Read More

‘Landscapes of Capability Brown’
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by Stuart Read – 9 August 2017 Australian Garden History Society FBBGSA are pleased to announce this event for August organised by our sister group of AGHS. While they are always welcoming new members, this event is also open to non-members … Read More

Corporate Membership
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Click Here to download the membership form   Click here to Pay with Paypal

EKKA 2017 August 11-20
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Brisbane’s Friends set to Flourish at Ekka 2017 by Jo Roberts Yippee! At last – there’s a renewed focus on ornamental Horticulture at the Ekka, rivalling the excitement I remember well from years ago. Horticulture has great new exposure at … Read More

Kitchen Garden at MCBG
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Kitchen in the Garden is the building at the Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha while the surrounds are the Kitchen Garden. This is now being maintained with help from fBBGSA volunteers overseen by MCBG professional gardener Tash. While Julie Lumsdale … Read More

Planthunter – George Forrest in China – 5th September
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George Forrest (1873 – 1932) was one of the greatest of the plant hunters who explored the new world in the 19th and 20th centuries to find new plants and bring them back to Europe. Forrest made seven trips to … Read More

Feb Tuesday Talk – Asian Botanic Gardens and the communities that support them
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Presented by Annette Irish, Fellow Australian Institute of  Horticulture, 2000 Registered Horticulturist Join us for a special insight as Annette takes us on a journey of Asian Botanic Gardens and the communities that support them. Asia is home to many outstanding botanical, … Read More