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The Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens

Welcome to the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens. The logo of a eucalypt flower with many stamens represents all the members from across Australia, with some affiliates located overseas. 

The AAFBG is a not-for-profit incorporated association. It involves the community and supports the growth of Friends groups interested in the well-being and public appreciation of botanic gardens through their conservation and development, scientific, educational, historical, cultural and recreational functions. Members represent a range of botanic gardens and parks in regional and metropolitan areas throughout Australia. Friends groups located in botanic gardens overseas are welcome to be affiliate members.





Our 2024 Conference will be asking:

  • How can volunteering be made more attractive to draw in and maintain an ongoing range of expertise for Friends groups to thrive?
  • What relationships do we need to develop and nurture further – governing bodies, other Friends groups, the local community, and other like-minded community groups; and how best to do this?
  • Unfolding climatic impacts will determine future Collections and Maintenance Policies as well as public access to various collections – where do we start?
  • What role is there for technology in assisting with education, information, and plant material storage, plant propagation techniques and the means for finding new sources of rare or threatened species to add to collections?

Learn more about the Conference and how you and your group can participate.

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8.30 am
25th August 2024

Arts & Ecology Centre
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden
Palm Creek Road, Tanawha, QLD




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Eucalypt Magazine

Eucalypt is the AAFGB bi-annual magazine produced in May and November and is an important means by which the Association and its members keep in touch.

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AAFBG membership currently consists of 59 Friends of Botanic Gardens groups from capital city, suburban and rural, and regional botanic gardens and arboreta, and 5 affiliate members from overseas botanic gardens. Groups range in size and complexity from a membership of 4 to approximately 5000.

Joining the Association provides many benefits and pleasures for members.

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