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Open 8.30 am -- 5.00 pm daily
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AUSTRALIA'S PLANTS, AUSTRALIA'S GARDEN
Come to the Gardens for our inaugural Footprint EnviroFest on Sunday 14 March.
The festival includes workshops and activities, arts and crafts, games, gardening and
revegetation workshops as well as exhibits by earth-friendly organisations including
Greening Australia, ACT Waterwatch, Conservation Volunteers, Living Greener,
Clean Energy For Eternity and the Canberra Bonsai Society.
Footprint will give Canberra residents an opportunity to obtain information about Australian
plants, sustainable issues and solutions, and garden workshops and demonstrations.
Education activities will encourage families to look at recycling, planting and making
worm farms. Food and refreshments will be available, with entertainment by Annie and
the Armadillos, Mr Fibby and roving performers.
Sunday 14 March • 10.00 am -- 4.00 pm • Free entry
Art in the Gardens with Friends
The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Art Groups proudly present the third
annual exhibition of botanical paintings and drawings of Australian native plants
Visitor Centre Gallery • Thursday 30 March to Sunday 18 April 2010 • Free entry
Celebrate Scotland in the
Despite being born in Australia with
parents who weren't particularly
interested in their heritage, Susan Cooke
has always sensed that she was inherently
Ms Cooke's fascination with her
grandmother's family -- the Lindsay clan
-- began as a child.
"My sister and I spent a lot of time
with our grandparents when we were
young," she explained.
"I was even brought up to call my
grandfather 'papa', which is what good
little Scottish girls in the early 20th
century called their fathers.
"I felt very early in my life that I was
truly Scottish. But that doesn't negate
being Australian and having a loyalty to
this country where I've lived most of my
By the time she was finally able to visit
the country and indulge in her love of all
things Scottish, Ms Cooke was 25 years old.
"My first experience of Scotland was as
a backpacker staying in youth hostels and
I was fascinated by the culture. I loved the
architecture and the old buildings; it was
Equipped with a Volkswagen and a
list of contacts provided by her aunt and
grandmother, Ms Cooke roamed around
"I must admit, I spent a lot of time in
the pub, but I also spent a lot of time at
New Register House -- where all of the
births, deaths and marriages were kept. I
traced my Lindsay branch of the family
back to the early 1700s. "
Armed with plenty of notes and a brain
full of anecdotes and information, she
returned to Australia with an increased
curiosity in her family's history.
By NAOMI FALLON
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