E-ucalypt News Edition 53, 1st September 2019

E-ucalypt News                      Edition 53, 1st September 2019
Welcome to the AAFBG’s fortnightly E-ucalypt News
Secretaries: Please forward this to your Members.

CONTENTS:

Newsletter Reminders

Committee News

2020 Conference Update

Members’ News and Activities:

  • Friends of Burnley Botanic Gardens
  • Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum
  • Friends of Sale Botanic Garden
Associated Organisations’ News:
  • BGCI
  • Garden Clubs of Australia
  • Australasian Botanic Guides Conference
Charity Updates:  ACNC

Newsletter Reminders

CALL FOR ARTICLES
To share your group’s news in the next edition of our biannual newsletter “Eucalypt”, please send your article by 30 September to eucalyptar@gmail.com
Next E-News
The next fortnightly “E-ucalypt News” will be emailed on 15th October 2019.

 

Rosemary Noone
Administration Officer
info@friendsbotanicgardens.org
COMMITTEE NEWS

At the meeting held on 28th August, the committee accepted Friends of Buninyong Botanic Gardens’ nomination of Elizabeth Gilfillan to fill a casual vacancy as Ordinary Committee Member.  Elizabeth has very kindly accepted the role of Acting Secretary until a new secretary is found.

CONFERENCE UPDATE
THE 2020 AAFBG CONFERENCE THEME IS

 ‘Banks and Solander – Celebrating 250 years of Friends’


Hosted by Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum 

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May 2020

One of the most enjoyable part of attending biennial conferences is experiencing unique local environments by taking pre- and post-conference tours.   These will be running  on 21-22 May to botanic gardens and parks of the Sunshine Coast and (possibly) on 25-26 May to the Gold Coast.
SAVE THE DATES
 See AAFBG website for conference updates.
MEMBERS NEWS & ACTIVITIES
Friends of Burnley Gardens, Richmond, Victoria, Invite you to an illustrated talk by

Lynsey Poore

‘Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka’
Wednesday 11 September
7 for 7.30pm

Details of Talk
Horticultural Adventures – 2019 and early 2020
The 4th Annual Gippsland Parks Managers meeting will be held on 12th September at Meeniyan.  It covers all areas of the industry that may be in interest to Friends to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of rural/regional local government parks teams.

It is also a great way to network. Making these connections across the industry can only improve the outcomes for our community.

Plus it is free! That is the key to this event. We have wanted to ensure that we can get great representation from all levels within a Parks and Gardens Team. From the mower operators right through to the Managers, this event pulls them all into the room for the opportunity to listen to some insightful speakers.

Please register ASAP at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gippsland-regional-park-managers-meeting-2019-tickets-66393654207

Meeting Details
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS’ NEWS

For the latest edition of BGjournal 16.2: Plant collecting, BGCI’s Global Botanic Gardens fund, and a Survey on Species Recovery Projects, go to BGjournal16.2.pdf (6,065,054 KB)
BGCI Latest News
Birds, bees and bugs – your garden ecosystem
The Value of Trees
16th AUSTRALASIAN BOTANIC GUIDES CONFERENCE

Beauty Rich and Rare

16-20 September 2019

Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Western Australia

For all details and bookings, go to kingsparkguides.org.au

CHARITY UPDATES

Commissioner’s Column – 23rd August
Click here for Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Website