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.


Persoonia linearis

Persoonia linearis

Persoonia:after Christian Persoon, an 18th/19th century botanist
linearis:having narrow or 'linear' leaves.

Common name: Narrow-leaf Geebung

Persoonia linearis is widespread along the east coast of Australia growing from coast to mountains. There are approximately 90 to 100 species of this plant in Australia.The flowers, borne on the end of the branches are yellow 10 to 15 mm long and cylindrical in bud. Flowering occurs for a long period in summer. The new growth of the thin, flat leaves is very attractive (a pleasant soft green) and the foliage is often used as a ‘filler’ in floral art.




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.

Download this file (APS NSW membership form-Nov 2015.pdf)APS NSW Membership form[ ]130 kB

2016 Quarterly Meetings

Please note the following dates:

1. The AGM and May Gathering will be hosted by the Sutherland Group on Saturday May 21 at the Sutherland Multi Purpose Centre. The AGM will be followed by a talk from Anthony O'Halloran of Bilby Blooms on "Conservation Issues in the Pilliga Forest". See for details of the venue.

2. See above for details of the 2016 Annual Get Together hosted by Tamworth on the weekend of Saturday / Sunday August 20 / 21.

3. The 2016 November Gathering will be hosted by the Macarthur Group on Saturday November 19 at Black Stump Natives. Ben Walcott, leader of the ANPSA Garden Design Group will talk on “Garden design: a personal perspective". See: