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AAFBG Eucalypt - Nov 2020 issue

The Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens has just released its November issue of Eucalypt. It's a great read - below are listed some of the many interesting articles. In particular, there is an update from the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens in Bateman's Bay. You remember it was severely damaged by the January bushfires.

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History of the Arboretum Project

Help us capture and record the history of the Arboretum - because the Arboretum will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023. The Friends are planning to embark on a project that will capture the ‘told’ and ‘untold’ history of the Arboretum - the stories and the people who made it happen and so successful.

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Friends Market Stall - Saturday 21 November 2020

UPDATE - FRIENDS MADE OVER $2,300 AT THE STALL. WHAT AN OUTSTANDING RESULT! HUGE THANKS TO THE SALES TEAM - AND THE PURCHASERS!! Thanks to everyone who came to support (and buy produce) from our Market Stall on 29 October. Despite the rain, it was a huge success! If you missed out, or just want to top up your pantry with fig jam and other delectable delights, come along to our final Market Stall for the year on Saturday 21 November from 10am - 2pm. Again - NO CASH SALES!

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Griffin's Green Hills - video (August 2020)

This video tells the story of the plantings on the western edge of Walter Burley Griffin’s city plan, the Green Hills, now known as Roman Cypress Hill, Dairy Farmers Hill and the Himalayan Cedars. Originally marked on plans as a forest and game reservation and later a continental arboretum, Griffin finally settled on the afforestation of the three bare hills with cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) and cedars (Cedrus atlantica), from 1918 to 1920. Narrated by Trevor Lipscombe, ACT National Trust Heritage Walks organiser and filmed and directed by Anne Claoue-Long and Bronwyn Blake from the Australian Garden History Society, this short video reveals the connection of these three green hills which are driven past and visited by thousands of visitors every year.

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