Who are we?

The Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd (ABN 87 002 680 408) is a non-profit, independent, incorporated community organisation with members in NSW and overseas. Enjoy Australian native plants with over 20 friendly groups in NSW.

To join the Australian Plants Society NSW, please complete the form here, and return by post or email.


2016 APS NSW Annual Get-together

APS NSW 2016 Annual Get-together

Tamworth 19-21 August 2016

Tamworth APS members are looking forward to hosting the 2016 NSW Get-Together with a full-on Seminar, dinner and a range of local activities to take part in.

The President’s annual dinner will be held for Group Presidents and Secretaries on Friday evening.

Six speakers will enlighten you at the Seminar on Saturday: 


Syzygium paniculatum dwarf form

Syzygium paniculatum dwarf form -- A great screening plant.

Common names:Magenta Cherry, Dwarf Scrub Cherry, Magenta Lilly Pilly.

Syzygium: from Greek syzygos, joined, referring to paired leaves and branchlets of a Jamacian species.
paniculatum: inflorescences that form at the end of each branch, and it is this feature from which the species derives its name (i.e. paniculate).

A large genus of more than 500 species with 52 of them known in Australia. Syzygium paniculatum dwarf form grows naturally in rainforests between Bulahdelah and Jervis Bay and is listed as a vulnerable species in the wild.




The aims of the Society are:

  * To foster and promote appreciation, study and participation in growing and propagating Australian native plants
* By lawful means, foster, support and promote the preservation and conservation of Australian native plants
* To encourage the use of Australian native plants in home gardens and public places
* To improve native plants as garden subjects
* To interest the nursery industry in propagating & supplying
Australian native plants to the public
* To increase and disseminate general knowledge of Australian plants

The aims are broad and allow us to respond to changing needs and priorities and to encompass all aspects of Australian plants.

To join the society please print, complete and return the form obtained here.





Members are from all age groups and ways of life from amateurs who want to learn a bit more about Australian plants to professionals - from artists, florists, farmers and nurserymen to plant scientists: anyone who has an interest in Australian flora.

Many members enjoy Australian plants as garden subjects in the suburbs or the challenge of propagating and cultivating difficult to grow species or finding and propagating unusual forms of plants; many contribute to conservation, education, study of bushland or the awakening of a love of the Australian flora in others; others grow Australian plants commercially, many enjoy travel looking at Australian plants in their normal habitat, and photography. For many, membership of the Society is a way of meeting like minded people.

Members who have a professional interest in Australian plants can obtain information outside their specialised area. Some members who do not work with Australian plants for a living but have qualifications in botany, horticulture and so on, find satisfaction in using their knowledge in a leisure activity. For many members of the Society it is a relaxing and enjoyable activity and their first involvement with Australian plants. The Australian Plants Society also has among its members local government authorities, schools, other societies, libraries, corporations and government bodies.

To join the society please print, complete and return the form obtained here.

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