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

WHEN: from 3-5 October.

COST: Free entry!

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Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum Ltd.

Dear Member,

This is to advise you of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of The Friends.  The details of this meeting are as follows:

Date: Tuesday September 3rd 2019
Time: at 6pm
Place: Auditorium of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:

  • Ask questions about the operations and finances of The Friends
  • Speak about any items on the agenda
  • Vote on any resolutions proposed.

At the meeting, members will be asked to vote to:

  • Accept the minutes of the 2018 AGM
  • Accept the Board annual report
  • Accept the auditor’s report
  • Accept the annual financial statements
  • Appoint and agree on payment for an auditor.
  • Appoint the nominated directors to the board. All positions on the Board are declared vacant as of September 3rd, 2019.
  • Nominations close on August 16th, 2019.
  • Post the date for the following AGM of 2020.

Notices of Motion pertaining only to standard AGM business must be sent by members, and received by the Secretary of FBBGSA, no later than 14 days prior to the meeting, ie by 6pm on Tuesday August 20th 2019 for consideration and acceptance of inclusion in the agenda to be posted on-line.

The meeting agenda will be forwarded to members no later than August 29th2019.

Regards,

Dr Jean Sim

Secretary FBBGSA

The Friends are a Company Limited by Guarantee ABN 20 607 589 873

Join Kim Woods Rabbidge, along with other Friends of Botanic Gardens from around Australia, in cosmopolitan Singapore to celebrate the tropics.

Kim is an award winning garden writer and photographer, and researcher and scriptwriter for ouraustraliangardens.com.

Visit Gardens by the Bay, the heritage listed Singapore Botanic Gardens, high tea at Raffles hotel, Bollywood vegie gardens and a favourite with history buffs – Kampong Glam.

A member of The Friends of BBGSA, Kim will ensure a wonderful experience for all.

Further information Tour Brochure

Click HERE to be taken there, and don’t forget to update your bookmarks

Registrations are now open for Horti-Couture 2018

CLICK HERE to pay on-line

 

 

To refresh your memory – here’s what happened last year…

 

 

Antonia-McCaskie

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 world, Antonia has created the most delightful hillside garden on the outskirts of Brisbane.

The front section, leading to her timber cottage, is a colourful profusion of sub-tropical plants while at the rear, large forest trees she planted twenty five years ago shelter swathes of shade lovers. Many of the plants growing here are unusual – reflecting the talent and persistence of a plantswoman.

Like so many, Antonia’s journey has not always been easy but the profound sense of peace in her garden tends to inspire all who visit.

Members and Guests only – $10.00 entry

April 5th 2018, 10 am to 12 noon

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Master Gardener Class Programme

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 plant health, soil, nutrition, soil organic matter, soil water and importantly soil fauna.

What bugs and critters do we want to encourage and maintain in our soils?

The practical workshop will include using soil testing field equipment, identifying soil types, comparing soil chemistry – all in the challenge to manage healthy soil.
Take this opportunity to try out soil testing field equipment to which you may never have ready access.

 

 

Be led by Brisbane local senior consulting horticulturist
and internationally respected teacher
specialising in sub-tropical and tropical horticulture.
Annette Irish,
Registered Horticulturist RH08 and
Fellow, Australian Institute of Horticulture

 

Light refreshments only provided.

What to wear:
Participants will be walking the grounds and using scalpels and knives so suitable clothing including long sleeves, hat and closed in shoes are required.

Cost: 
Members and Botanic gardens guides – $60
Non-members – $90.00 (includes 1 year subscription to The Friends)

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Contact:

Annette Irish – 0406824438

email: mastergardeners@fbbgsa.org.au

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‘ Winter Vegie Gardening ‘

The Friends invite all members & guides
to a morning with
Arno King –
Registered Horticulturist,
Registered Landscape Architect
at the
Kitchen Garden,
Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
11th March 2018
9:30 am to 12:30 – come at 9.00am for a cuppa.


     Arno will talk about:

  • How to prepare the vegetable garden to maximise winter production;
  • The importance of seasonal produce;
  • The right vegies and right varieties to suit the season;
  • Top crops to grow over the winter ;
  • Seasonal issues to address;
  • Q & A session

Vegies in pots will be available to purchase on the day –

All proceeds go The Friends to support the various projects and activities

Cost : Tickets $5.00 for Friends and Guides ; Non-members $10.00

Tickets collected at venue

Bookings : events@fbbgsa.org.au

Contact: Julie Lumsdale 0455 512 302

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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.

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Ever considered how and why we choose plants for a certain position.

This workshop will look at the selection criteria applied when selecting plants – from the growth requirements to its aesthetics and cultural lore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical workshops will be led by Brisbane local,
the respected senior consulting horticulturist
and The Friend’s Board Vice Chair,
Annette Irish, RH,
Fellow Australian Institute of Horticulture

mastergardeners@fbbgsa.org.au

Where:

Seminar room – Administration Building – down hall from Gardens library; Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens; Toowong

What to wear:

Participants will be walking the grounds so suitable protective clothing and closed in shoes are required.

Cost:

Members and Botanic gardens guides – $60
Non-members – $90.00 (includes 1 year subscription to The Friends) Membership application form must be completed before workshop registration.

Allergies

Please inform the instructor if you have any allergies to plant perfumes, textures, pollen etc before class start.

Contact:

Annette Irish – 0406824438 any day 10am to 4pm ONLY

email: mastergardeners@fbbgsa.org.au

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