The Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & 
Sherwood Arboretum 

Autumn 2021 Newsletter 

‘Connect – Promote – Protect’

Contact Us: Website: Email:
FBBGSA PO Box 39 Sherwood QLD 4075 ACN: 607 589 873 ABN: 20 607 589 873

Welcome back to The Friends’ Lilygram newsletter,
the first for 2021. 

Produced 4 times a year the Lilygram will contain all our news plus other articles and events of interest together in an easy to read format.
Members are welcome to submit pictures and stories you may wish to share. 
Each month a shorter e-news will be sent with ‘What’s on’ for the month.
You will notice our new bright colour ways. Our thanks go to Jim Dobbin, FBBGSA webmaster and graphic artist for his work with the board in producing a new suite of promotional material.
Members are also encouraged to help with compilation of the newsletter, contact Annette Irish via

The results are in...

May’s winner is:


Hendrika Kwan (Hedz)

Hardy Orchids for the Sunny Garden
Speaker: Hendricka Kwan 

Orchids in the Garden 

Orchids are an underused species in gardens in Brisbane and surrounds. In particular the Vandaceous group, Dendrobium/Dockrillea species and others such as Spathoglottis make spectacular additions to any Brisbane garden.

Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium
When: 6:30 pm start May 12th 
Bookings on-line only: 
Limited to 50 in the auditorium dependent upon COVID19 restrictions at the time. 
Bookings are open to the public so FBBGSA members get in quick before you miss out
Members: $10 Non-members $15
Please ensure if you are booking on behalf of another guest the booking must be in their name with their contact details, not yours …. necessary for COVID tracing.