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Events & Activities
Foundation & Friends special events each year include:
An exhibition showcasing extraordinary contemporary jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles and sculpture, by some of Australia's finest established and talented emerging artists and craftspeople. Held within the beautiful surrounds of Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, the exhibition focuses on the relationship between art and nature and draws upon the diverse inspiration of botany and environmentaly issues. More Information
The Growing Friends volunteers propagate tubestock from seeds and cuttings of plants growing in the Royal Botanic Garden, the Australian Botanic Garden and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. The stock includes unusual and hard-to-find plants, many drought-resistant. For information on opening hours and where you can buy plants from our Growing Friends please click here. See our Growing Friends’ plant list for plants propagated. Please note not all species are stocked at all time. Please contact our office on 02 9231 8182 during busniess hours to confirm the availability of particular stock.
The next annual Foundation & Friends' Book Sale will be held on 22-23 May 2015, 9.30am-4pm, in the Joseph Maiden Theatre at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The sale will be bursting with books books on horticulture, the environment, garden design, craft and cooking. Bag a bargin and show your support for this great initiative. Donations of second-hand books are welcome throughout the year at the Foundation & Friends' office. For more information please phone the office on 02 9231 8182.
Foundation & Friends be offering a variety of classes across the year with some of Australia's most talented botanical artists and craftspeople. Download the 2015 programme.
Basketry Workshop Program
Foundation & Friends offers an ever changing range of workshops throughout the year, with a variety of tutors. Download the 2015 Programme.
For more information on disability access in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney click here. For the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan click here. For the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah click here.