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Eucalypt Newsletter No. 55  November 2020

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

Eucalypt is also an excellent resource document providing news on the ideas, innovation, challenges, events, successes and failures of the members who contribute articles.  Information from the Committee's activities, Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) and other matters of interest to Members are also included.  Originally called Campsis, the newsletter was renamed in 2015 to correspond with the AAFBG's new name and logo. 


Members are notified well in advance of each publication to prepare and forward their contributions.  Photographs and information about important calendar events are also very welcome.  Contributions are required by 30 March for the May issue and by 30 September for the November issue.

Members receive both an electronic and posted copy.

Eucalypt is currently produced by members of Friends of ANBG Canberra on behalf of the AAFBG Committee, with the distribution by the AAFBG administration.

Eucalypt articles are forwarded by email to  or by post to Anne Rawson, Friends of ANBG, GPO Box 1777, Canberra ACT 2601.



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Eucalypt Newsletter No. 55,
  November 2020 (PDF)

Eucalypt No 55 November 2020In this issue

Eucalypt! Edition 55 of our newsletter. 

Reports from the President Wayne Harvey, Secretary Elizabeth Gilfillan; and Admin Officer Chantal de Vere.
Catch up with news from Friends:  

  • The AAFBG Conference, May 2022, page 1
  • Friends of the Brisbane Botanic Garden and Sherwood Arboretum
  • Report from the President, Wayne Harvey, page 3
  • Report from the Acting Secretary, Elizabeth Gilfillan, page 4
  • Administration Officer's Report, Chantal de vere, page 6
  • The inaugural Handbury Awards, page 6
  • A feel good story in COVID-19 times, Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, page 9
  • Twenty years of support and advocacy, Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens, page 10
  • Planning demolition, repair, restoration, Friends of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, Batesman By, page 11
  • A gardener's calendar, Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens, page 12
  • Making Tracks!  Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Buderim, QLD, page 13
  • Three new projects at Melton, Melton Botanic Garden, VIC, page 14
  • Discovering Trove treasures, friends of Williamstown Botanic Garden, Williamstown, VIC, page 15
  • Calendar of events 2021, page 16

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Eucalypt Newsletter No. 55, November 2020 (pdf)

Eucalypt Newsletter No. 54, May 2020 (pdf 19 pages)

Eucalypt Newsletter No. 53, November 2019 (pdf 16 pages)

Eucalypt Newsletter No. 52, May 2019 (pdf 20 pages)

Eucalypt Newsletter No. 51, November 2018 (pdf 20 pages)

Eucalypt Newsletter No. 50, May 2018 (pdf 24 pages)

Eucalypt Newsletter No. 49, November 2017 (pdf 19 pages)

Eucalypt Newsletter No. 48, April 2017 (pdf 17 pages)


Our archive of Campsis Newsletters from 2000 to 2016 is located here.