NSW Quarterly Gatherings

APS NSW AGM & Quarterly Gathering - Saturday 23 May 2015

The AGM and quarterly gathering is on Saturday 23 May. East Hills Group will be hosting the event, which will be at the Lugarno Uniting Church, 909 Forest Road Lugarno, directly opposite the Chivers Hill shopping centre.

In the morning, guided walks will be available in Oatley Park in conjunction with Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society. Access to the park is from Oatley Park Ave, Oatley.


Density and Diversity

Density and Diversity                                       
The Northern Tablelands, of NSW, is a challenging area to establish gardens. Winters are usually characterised by a series heavy frosts throughout the season. This presents problems particularly if you wish to cultivate native plants as many come from milder, coastal and more temperate areas.
Our garden is situated on a windswept, 900 metre high hill west of Armidale on the Northern Tablelands of NSW. We have succeeded in successfully cultivating a wide range of native plants by copying nature. In any given area of bushland (eg the Hawkesbury sandstone country around Sydney) there is a wide range (diversity) of native species growing close together (density).


2015 Group Get Together

2015 Annual APS Group Get Together - Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains District Group is hosting the 2015 Annual Get Together. To be held on the weekend of 4-5 July 2015, the Annual Get Together promises to be as interesting and informative as previous years. The program for this year is outlined below.

Friday 3 July 2015, 2.00pm to 4.30pm – Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve

Home of the Blue Mountains District Group, the delightful Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve and nursery will be open from 2pm for walks and plant purchases. A gentle, guided walk through the Reserve led by one of our longstanding members will commence at 2.30pm. Our knowledgeable nursery managers will be available to answer your questions and assist you with plant purchases. If you would like to find out more information about the Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve visit our website at




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 nurserymen 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.

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