e-ucalypt news

AAFBG

Edition 79, 2nd December 2020
 

Hello everyone

It’s SUMMER and it’s HOT.  Here we go again.  The kids will be home again soon from school or finished if they are older.  You will be wondering what to buy for Xmas for the family and hoping at the same time it won’t be hand cream or socks.

This last week I was lucky enough to head up to Noosa Botanical Gardens with Jill Brownlee who is the President of Noosa Friends and also a committee member.  Noosa Friends had a sale on the Saturday trying to make up for the lost revenue during the year.  It never ceases to impress me all the of volunteers and how much work is done purely for the love of the gardens.  I will add some photos into the newsletter for your enjoyment.

This time in the newsletter we have:

  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Friends of Noosa Botanic Garden
  • Friends of Gold Coast Botanic Garden
  • Botanic Gardens of South Australia
  • Friends of Ivanhoe Botanic Garden
  • BGCI
 
Chantal de Vere
AAFBG Administration Officer
 

Current Grant opportunites State and territory information, grants and assistance  

In the Shade House I got to see so many lovely tropical plants and with the assistance of the clever Friend whom showed me around I was lucky enough to have a tour as well.  The volunteers know their plants really well and I was listening to conversations with members of the public who were likewise amazed by all the plants and history we were learning.
The plant sale went very well and was coordinated so that the public had to book and arrange a time to come in to buy their plants.  During this Saturday morning 17 more new members were made as well.  SO many plants to buy and such good quality.  I came home with two boxes of extra plants to get into my garden.

  • Top left: Curcuma, Bottom
  • Left: Antherium scherzerianum
  • Seated group: Judy, Brooke, Jill, Julie and standing is Chris.  (sorry if I have spelled anyone incorrectly)
  • The last photo is on the sun hardy plant in front of the shade plants area.
    Photos: Chantal de Vere

 

Friends of the Gold Coast Botanic Garden have produced a book, 100 pages 260 images, approx 10,000 words Celebrating Regional Biodiversity, told through the lens of Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. Giving to Friends at printing cost so Friends will sell to promote the story of our region’s flora, natural and cultural history of the site and the amazing Friends group that have brought 32 hectares to life with plant collections representing the cities flora, and the wildlife that now visit. All profits directed to Friends Registered Environmental Charity to raise funds for their incredible contribution.
The launch was Friday night just passed.
Congratulations!!!!

Seasol Photo Competition #1

Joint Winner!

SPRINGTIME REFLECTIONS IN THE JAPANESE GARDEN
The Images of the Pink Trumpet Tree (Handroanthus impetiginous formerly Tabebuia) and flowering shrubs mirrored on the surface of the pond, are a Reflection of the passion and enthusiasm, I have shared for more than thirty years with hundreds of visitors to the Japanese Garden
Mary Peden OAM

Joint Winner!

The Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens holds many great memories for me, both family joy and in the love of nature, it's always bursting with new and diverse life. The abundance of frogs and arthropods of so many forms is a testament to it's diligent keepers. This photo, to me, represents joy and wonder at the magic of nature.
Karl Granzien
Because it is simple and beautifull
Maria E Bosaans
This picture is one of my best. It shows the interaction between native animals with their natural habitats. *Location: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.
Abdulaziz Almesbah
Just love being in the Botanic gardens with beautiful flowers to see This waterlily photo was taken in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic gardens
Megan Hogan

e-ucalypt news

AAFBG

Edition 78, 16th November 2020
 

Hello everyone

My that 2 weeks went quickly.  The heat has kicked in here in Queensland and there is little rain around.  I hope it’s better where you are.

There will be an AGM in Adelaide April next year.  Hopefully we will be able to meet face to face but who knows. It would be great to do those sorts of things again…in real life.

  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Link for the Eurobadalla conference
  • Botanic Gardens of South Australia news
  • FOAL news
  • Link to registration for covid safe events – webinar
  • Australian Charities report
  • International year of Plant Health
 
Chantal de Vere
AAFBG Administration Officer
 

Current Grant opportunites

State and territory information, grants and assistance

Watch the Video for the ERGB 2024 Conference HERE

I am Daniela, a project officer at Plant Health Australia and coordinator of the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network (BGBN). you may The Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network provides practical information and advice to staff of botanic gardens, community interest groups and members of the public to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills to contribute to general biosecurity surveillance activities. Through building this capacity the network aims to contribute to Australia’s national plant health surveillance system and to post-border, plant pest preparedness, early detection, and response capability.

The Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network are coordinating COVID-19 friendly surveillance activities and are encouraging people across Australia to take part in a tree of heaven blitz between the 14-20 November 2020 . In Australia, tree of heaven is listed as a weed with levels of control varying among states. It is a significant environmental weed that has the ability to outcompete native vegetation and can be difficult to control. Tree of heaven is not only a weed but also a significant host of the spotted lantern fly and brown marmorated stink bug, two plant pest that can have significant effect on our natural environment, backyards, forests and plant industries. The blitz is a citizen science project and anyone can get involved. During the blitz we are asking participants to look for tree of heaven in their backyard, local roadsides, parks, reserves or botanic gardens then to send reports of suspected tree of heaven plants to the ‘botanic gardens’ project in MyPestGuide™ Reporter app.

The information generated from the blitz will contribute to the mapping of significant plant host of spotted lanternfly, this will increase our preparedness to deal with this pest if it were to enter Australia.  It is also a great way to generate information on the distribution of tree of heaven in Australia assisting in the active management of this weed species.

It would be fantastic if you could share this information or promote the tree of heaven blitz to your networks. I have attached a flyer with details on the blitz and how to report. I have also included a promotion image and some suggested promotional wording. For the latest updates on the blitz follow the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network on Facebook . We would be very grateful if you can share one of our upcoming promotion posts on your Facebook page.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the network and the blitz, please feel free to get in touch or for more information visit the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network website .

Kind regards,

Dr Daniela Carnovale
Project Officer
 
Dir: 02 6215 7715   Main: 02 6215 7700
Level 1, 1 Phipps Close, Deakin ACT 2600 planthealthaustralia.com.au
Improving national biosecurity outcomes through partnerships
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e-ucalypt news

AAFBG

Edition 77, 1st November 2020

Hello everyone

Our big news is that we had our AGM on line on the 19th of October.  Now we have some new committee members

AAFBG President, Wayne Harvey welcomed  the new committee on the 26th October at the first meeting, Murray Fletcher (VP)  Elizabeth Gilfillan, Elizabeth Barraclough, Bob Ducrou, Meridith Shulkes, Jill Brownlee, Judy Blood and Wendy Antoniak.

The AGM went well with many people attending although technology did fail some of our people.  The Handbury Awards were announced and presented by Dr Philip Moors our patron.  I must admit I was so excited to see people so happy to be acknowledged for the work they do as volunteers.  

The Video that was produced for the Eurobadalla conference in 2022 was shared and I seriously think is wonderful.  You have to watch it.  Makes you so proud to see what volunteers do for the Botanic Gardens under such difficult circumstances.  Here is the LINK.

Chris Russell of BGANZ gave a power point presentation which was thoroughly engaging about ‘Care for the Rare’ a collaborative plant conservation project in the botanic gardens.  (I was happy the technology worked) 

  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Request for articles – Eucalypt magazine
  • Friends of Bendigo
  • Friends Brisbane and Sherwood Arb – COMPETITION & RAFFLE
  • Friends of Ivanhoe
  • Friends of Geelong
  • Friends of Ballarat
  • Friends of South Australia
  • Friends of Williamstown
  • Friends of Camperdown
  • BGCI newsletter
  • Garden Clubs of Australia
  • International Rose Festival
Chantal de Vere
AAFBG Administration Officer

Current Grant opportunites
State and territory information, grants and assistance

Dear Friends

As Chantal has reminded you in the last two issues of e-ucalypt news it is time to write articles for the November issue of Eucalypt. I am afraid I am running late so there is not much time to the deadline which is mid-October, say Friday 25th.

COVID-19 has made life in gardens difficult and different, but some things still go on, like Port Augusta making a new web page, and Noosa and Brisbane making videos for Queensland Garden Expo, and Ivanhoe visiting Kuringai. Would be good to hear more about these things or anything else that is still happening in your Garden despite the virus.

Or things that are happening because of the virus, like the increase in visitors to our gardens. Remember, each article can be only 450 words maximum so there is room for photos. Please send photos separately, not embedded in the Word document.

Send to eucalyptar@gmail.com

Many thanks
Anne Rawson

Watch the Video for the ERGB 2024 Conference

HERE


Dovyalis – Edition 12 Spring 2020

FBBGSA Don’t miss out Photo competition Banks’ Florilegium, 1st Edition

October 2020 Newsletter

News from Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
Secretary Kate Kirkhope

As a Friend and one of the organisers of events for Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens, I had to think of different ways of how we could raise funds during the current Covid situation. Why not a calendar showing wonderful seasonal aspects of the gardens and what is looking fantastic there each month? Not only this but also a gardeners’ go to place where each month we list handy hints on what to do in our own gardens. We had to think outside the square and adopt some new procedures but with a lot of passion from sub-committee members and dedicated gardeners we did it.

I wanted to create a calendar with some helpful information on what to plant each month and mix it with handy hints from our own experienced gardeners. For example, when to plant and harvest garlic, how to store your lemon harvest and over-sowing your lawn with wildflower seeds – that’s one I’d love to try! We had a lot of fun finding and choosing the hints, which was a collaboration of many Friends, from near and far, and for some it was a welcome distraction from Covid-19.

We’ve been able to keep the price as low as possible with wonderful advertising support, so that as many people as possible can buy one or two or three for friends and family- they make great gifts.  It helps us threefold: promotes the Geelong Botanic Gardens, provides income so that we can continue to support the gardens in various ways and helps us all to remember what a wonderful iconic feature we have in Geelong.

Available on the Friends’ website:  friendsgbg.org.au $15 ($12 members). Enquiries: ph. 5222 6053.

The attachment on the right shows on the left Kate Kirkhope Secretary and Allison Martland President with the new 2021 Gardeners’ Calendar.


Friends of Ballarat – Wellingtonia Newsletter

October in the Botanic Gardens

Late Spring Newsletter

Camperdown Spring News

Cultivate #86 – October 2020
October 2020 Member’s Newsletter

Flyer for GCA conference in TOWNSVILLE 2021



Dear Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens,

With many rose conferences, festivals and events having to cancel this year due to Covid 19, I am pleased to advise that the International Rose Garden Festival Morwell will proceed as a virtual event on the 14th and 15th of November 2020.

Previously our festival has been held in the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden and featured rose talks, workshops, stalls, live music, children’s activities and special guests ABC Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis and his friend dirtgirl and an evening light installation – see video

In 2020 we wanted to continue to showcase the roses in full bloom as well as celebrate the work of the garden’s volunteers – the Friends of the Rose Garden; so this year’s festival has been reimagined into a free online event.

Festival Program:
Our program includes talks from Jonathan Webster, Curator RHS Garden Rosemoor, Rebecca Koraytem from David Austin Roses, Costa Georgiadis, an interactive performance from dirtgirl, workshops, virtual stall holders, music from Gippsland artists, Gallery tours and activities people can download and follow along from home.

Online, visitors will be able to navigate a 360 degree virtual map of the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden, explore up close the rose varieties and click on events and activities of interest. The only thing you won’t be able to do is smell the roses!

Virtual Event:
One of the most exciting elements of the virtual event is that people will be able to comment, text chat with presenters and take part in workshops, all from the comfort of their home, anywhere in the world.

The festival will be viewable on a smart phone, tablet or computer via the festival website and includes Auslan Interpreters and captions on all talks and workshops.

Participation is free but people must register on the festival website beforehand at www.irgfm.com.au

AGL Midsummer Night Lights Installation:
While the 2020 International Rose Garden Festival Morwell is primarily an online event this year, local and regional Victorian residents will also be able to explore the AGL Mid-summer Night Lights Instalment on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November from 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden, 2 Avondale Road, Morwell.


e-ucalypt news  
AAFBG

Edition 76, 1st October 2020

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Dear AAFBG Members

Hello everyone

Hope you are all well and safe where ever you are in Australia.

I am still on the hunt for nominations for the committee.  You will love being on the peak body as you learn a lot, you help a lot and you can make a difference for all Friends.  Don’t think you have nothing to contribute or you are frightened of taking the role on.  It’s surprising how much each person has to offer without realising it. Plus, other committee members are there to help out new people.  Please consider nominating someone from your Friends group.

In this e-news you will find information about the AGM, how to access the Zoom link, the paperwork required.  Please read it and become involved. 
Eucalypt magazine please articles! Start writing, start getting to it!  It will be published in November 2020. 

In this newsletter I have: 

  • AGM Information
  • Message from the President
  • Committee Nomination form download
  • Proxy Download
  • Link to Zoom AGM meeting
  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Request for articles – Eucalypt magazine
  • Ivanhoe Park news
  • BGCI newsletter
  • ACNC
  • Impact Suite

Stay well and stay safe, stay covid free.

Chantal de Vere
AAFBG Administration Officer
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AGM 2020

 
NOTICE OF AAFBG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 
MONDAY 19th October 2020 via Zoom at 11am Daylight Saving Time VIC and NSW, 10am EST QLD.  10.30am SA ( Perth and Darwin ) 
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Dear Friends Members,
 
Your Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Committee warmly invite you to attend your Annual General Meeting, to be held online via Zoom
 
AAFBG Patron Dr Philip Moors AO will address the meeting and present the Handbury Awards.
 
There will be an OPEN FORUM for all Members Representatives to speak, exchange news and questions.
 
We look forward to your participation and welcome any nominations for committee. 
Committee representation is a wonderful opportunity to highlight your Garden whilst learning and networking, to enrich personal experience.
 
Agendas and papers will follow.
Looking forward to meeting you online.
 
Warm regards
Elizabeth Gilfillan
AAFBG Acting Secretary.
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Message from the President Dr. Wayne Harvey
Download Committee Nomination Form here
Download Proxy Form here
Link to Zoom meeting

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Current Grant opportunites
State and territory information, grants and assistance


Dear Friends

As Chantal has reminded you in the last two issues of e-ucalypt news it is time to write articles for the November issue of Eucalypt. I am afraid I am running late so there is not much time to the deadline which is mid-October, say Friday 25th.

COVID-19 has made life in gardens difficult and different, but some things still go on, like Port Augusta making a new web page, and Noosa and Brisbane making videos for Queensland Garden Expo, and Ivanhoe visiting Kuringai. Would be good to hear more about these things or anything else that is still happening in your Garden despite the virus.

Or things that are happening because of the virus, like the increase in visitors to our gardens. Remember, each article can be only 450 words maximum so there is room for photos. Please send photos separately, not embedded in the Word document.

Send to eucalyptar@gmail.com

Many thanks
Anne Rawson 

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Ivanhoe Park – September 2020 Newsletter

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Cultivate #85 – September 2020

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Fundraising Master Class Webinar

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$3 Billion of support for Victorian organisations

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e-ucalypt news

AAFBG

Edition 75, 15th September 2020

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Dear AAFBG Members

Hello everyone

Important things happening. We need nominations for the Executive. Our beautiful treasurer is retiring from the position so if you someone that is capable please nominate. We all help each other so you won’t feel out of your depth. Also, we need a secretary and two more committee members to keep us functioning as the peak body.

In this e-news you will find information about the AGM, how to access the Zoom link, the paperwork required. Please read it and become involved.

Eucalypt magazine please articles! Start writing, start getting to it! It will be published in November 2020.

In this newsletter I have:

  • AGM Information
  • Message from the President
  • Committee Nomination form download
  • Proxy Download
  • Link to Zoom AGM meeting
  • EOI for conference
  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Eurobadalla Conference
  • Botanic Gardens of South Australia
  • Ivanhoe wildflower garden tour
  • WIlliamstown Botanic gardens news
  • Gold Coast Spring 2020
  • Sale Spring 2020
  • BGCI newsletter
  • AGHS link
  • ACNC
  • Impact Suite
  • Justice Connect

Stay well and stay safe, stay covid free.

Chantal de Vere
AAFBG Administration Officer
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AGM 2020

NOTICE OF AAFBG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
MONDAY 19th October 2020 via Zoom at 11am Daylight Saving Time VIC and NSW, 10am EST QLD. 10.30am SA ( Perth and Darwin )
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Dear Friends Members,
Your Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Committee warmly invite you to attend your Annual General Meeting, to be held online via Zoom
AAFBG Patron Dr Philip Moors AO will address the meeting and present the Handbury Awards.
There will be an OPEN FORUM for all Members Representatives to speak, exchange news and questions.
We look forward to your participation and welcome any nominations for committee.
Committee representation is a wonderful opportunity to highlight your Garden whilst learning and networking, to enrich personal experience.
Agendas and papers will follow.
Looking forward to meeting you online.
Warm regards
Elizabeth Gilfillan
AAFBG Acting Secretary.

Message from the President Dr. Wayne Harvey 

Download Committee Nomination Form here

Download Proxy Form here

Link to Zoom meeting

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You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 19, 2020 11:00 Brisbane

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof-qrpjwsGdEh0lMr4qCs2OA29Y_-UFYr

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cut and paste the web address in your browser. The link is also in the above green box.

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Announcement for 2022 & EOI for 2024

Current Grant opportunites

State and territory information, grants and assistance

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Have a look at Eurobodalla here.

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September in the Botanic Gardens

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Our Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Tour on September 5

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Williamstown Botanic Gardens Newsletter

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Growing Matters Volume 23 Spring 2020

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Sale Botanic Gardens Spring 2020

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Members Newsletter September 2020

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Link to AGHS conferences including Webinars

NFP Fundraising and Marketing Connect

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How to Keep Volunteers Motivated

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Getting back to the work place – Covid.

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WHERE: the Hut, 47 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill,

WHEN: from 3-5 October.

COST: Free entry!