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Eucalypt Newsletter No. 57  May 2021

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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. 57,
  November 2021 (PDF)

Eucalypt No 57In this issue

Eucalypt! Edition 57 of our newsletter. 

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

  • AAFBG Biennial Conference 29 April 2022, page 1
  • Botanical Tour of Tasmania with the AAFBG, page 2
  • Report from the President, Kate Heffernan, page 3
  • Report from the Acting Secretary, Elizabeth Gilfillan, page 4
  • Report from the Administrative Officer, Chantal de Vere, page 5
  • Reflections on gardens in Tasmania, Kate Heffernan, President and Tour Leader, page 6
  • Life goes on, Friends of the Orange Botanic Gardens, Orange NSW, page 7
  • Heritage Fernery in the Ballarat Gardens, Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat VIC, page 8
  • Heritage Giants in the Ballarat Gardens, Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat VIC, page 9
  • Conservatory turns 80, Friends of the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Garden, Hobart, TAS, page 10
  • Winning BGCI accreditation, Friends of Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Gold Coast QLD, page 11
  • Saving rare or threatened species, Frieds of Sale Botanic Gardens, Sale VIC, page 12
  • A walk among camellias, George Tindale Memorial Garden, Sherbrooke VIC, page 13
  • Thirteen years of paving, Friends of Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, Newcastle NSW, page 14
  • The rings of Triodia, Friends of Australian and Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta SA, page 15
  • What is happening to urban trees, Annie McGreachy, page 16
  • Coming back from COVID, Friends of Ivanhoe Park Botanic Gardens, Manly NSW, page 17
  • Horse Island:  a garden of grandeur, An edited version of an article by Howard Tanner published in Landscape Australia on 25 July 2017, page 18

read more 


Eucalypt Newsletter No. 57, November 2021 (pdf)

Eucalypt Newsletter No. 56, May 2021 (pdf)

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.