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On the 2nd Friday of the month, Jill Grant is on air between 7.30 and 8am.

Tune in for a lively 30 minutes and stay up to date with the latest happenings at the Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton. 

Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our raffle  S Shaw, 1st Prize and  W D'Amore 2nd Prize.  A very big thankyou to Mooroopna Hardware in generously donating a garden trolley full of goodies and pedestal fan as well as the organisation of the raffle by fellow Friend, Bill Brown.

Bird Survey at the Gardens - Saturday 1st July

Our friends from Birdlife Murray Goulburn will be conducting their next survey on Saturday 1st July and then Saturday 2nd September.  Meet Don at the Turtle Garden for a 9am start.  Enjoy a morning with the birds, you may even discover a new visitor to the Gardens.  Contact: Don 5825 2404 or Marg 0429 350 875 for details.

 

Botanic Gardens Avenue - It's Official!

On Sunday 28th May as part of our BGANZ celebration the Mayor of Greater Shepparton City Council, Dinny Adem walked through a guard of honour by Friends members to officially present Jill Grant, President of the Friends and Jenny Houlihan, Chairperson of the ABGS Committee with the new street sign - Botanic Gardens Avenue.  In his speech officially launching the new name the Mayor said that the history of the former name, Kialla Tip Road would never be forgotten as every decision that is made, every minute piece of infrastructure being installed has to take into consideration that the site was a former landfill.  In keeping with the recycling theme that has been incorporated into the Gardens the old sign, Kialla Tip Road will feature in the Gardens as a reminder of the past.

The new name is part of the vision for the future - a lovely sealed road with species of Australian native trees along the sides leading to a unique destination which is part of Greater Shepparton.

Jenny Houlihan, Chairperson ABGS, Jill Grant, President of FABGS and Mayor of Greater Shepparton City Council, Dinny Adem presenting the new street sign Botanic Gardens Avenue

 

Schools Tree Day – Friday 28th July 2017

 

National Tree Day – Sunday 30th July 2017                                                                             

Logo national tree day 2017
Logo National Tree Day 2017

 

 

Committee Meetings:

The Friends of the Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton Committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month.

Location: Kensington Gardens meeting room behind the library

Time: 5pm

The Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton Section 86 Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

Please note: Next meeting will be held on 21st June 2017

Location: Kensington Gardens meeting room behind the library

Time: 5pm

All members of FABGS and public are welcome to attend.