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Australian National Botanic Gardens
Growing, studying and promoting Australian plants

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GPO Box 1777
Canberra ACT 2601

Telephone (02) 6250 9538
Facsimile (02) 6250 9528
Media enquiries: Paul Ziesing (M) 0418 955 661

Summer Sounds at the Botanic Gardens

Canberra’s most popular outdoor music series commences this weekend at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Summer Sounds 2007 features five consecutive weekends of excellent local bands and musicians performing in the setting of the world’s finest collection of Australian native plants.

The series is the major fundraising activity for the Friends of the Gardens, and donations collected are used to fund new projects each year. Projects funded in recent years include the Cascades water feature beside the Visitor Centre, the fogging system and supplementary palms and tree ferns in the Rainforest Gully, classroom microscopes for the Education Centre and new electric scooters for use by Gardens’ visitors.

Saturdays, 6-7.30pm, Eucalypt Lawn

6 January

As Famous as the Moon

Smooth jazz

13 January

Annie & the Armadillos

Jazz, rhythm, blues & funk

20 January

The Business

Jazz, blues & soul

27 January

Straight Up

Jazz, funk & world music

3 February

Leisa Keen Trio

Sophisticated jazz


Sundays, 6-7.30pm, Cafe Lawn

7 January

Dry Martinis with special guests Diva

Stylish swing & soul

14 January


Funky folk

21 January

Marji Curran Trio

Blues, roots & folk

28 January

The Cashews

Quirky, catchy folk music

4 February

Kate Meehan & Skip Landy

Blues & folk

Summer Sounds is sponsored by the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACTEW Corporation, WIN Television, 666 ABC Canberra, ArtSound FM and St John Ambulance.

Full details of all activities at the Australian National Botanic Gardens are available on the website at

Media contact: Paul Ziesing
Communications Officer
(02) 6250 9405 or 0418 955 661


Updated 5 January, 2007 , webmaster, ANBG (