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A network of members with a passion for Australian native plants...more

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19 local groups around NSW provide practical advice on native plants...more


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Next Gathering in Warriewood, hosted by Northern Beaches, Saturday, 16 November 2019

Angophora Room, Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jacksons Rd, Warriewood, NSW, 2102

Discovering the Wollemi Pine with Liz Benson

As Education Officer with the Royal Botanic Gardens and an accomplished speaker, Liz will trace the discovery of the Wollomi Pine and discuss current and fossil relatives. She will also share the causes of the forest types that have arisen in Australia in the past and present. 

Along with the afternoon talk, in the morning, there will be two guided walks through the Warriewood Wetland,a vital area of biodiversity on the Northern Beaches...more

Come with us on a journey to explore the flora of thousands of years ago to the world of the future! Combining guest speakers, seminars, workshops and field trips, this promises to be an exciting 5.5 days, from Sunday 12 Sept to Friday 17 September 2021, right when the plants are blooming (rain permitting)! 

Along with the conference itself, we will be hosting tours pre- and post-conference, to a range of beautiful and iconic places around NSW such as the south coast, Blue Mountains, Lord Howe Island, Warrumbungles and Sydney. 

For more and to register an expression of interest, see here

Image on left - Carrington Falls. 

Join us for District Group events around NSW   

Brad van Luyt on Woody Weeds and bush care at Menai, Weds 13 November, 7pm

Brad is a SSC Bushcare Officer. He knows a thing or two about weeds, especially the woody ones. In another life he is a spoon carver. He will be talking about Bushcare as well. It must be very satisfactory to turn the weeds into spoons. He is also a natural raconteur. Starting at 7pm with a brief AGM, Brad will speak followed by a raffle and supper with plants for sale...more


 Ever wonder how Barangaroo Reserve was planted? 

Come along to Parramatta and Hills on Saturday 23 November 2 pm, Gumnut Hall Cherrybrook, to hear speaker Simon Leake, Principal Soil Scientist SESL on “The soils and vegetation of Barangaroo Headland Park”

The Barangaroo Headland Park landscape uses almost completely recycled resources to make the soils suitable for the sensitive Sydney sandstone flora and the public park turf areas...more

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Plants in bloom

A recent trip to the south coast took in the lovely Booderee Botanic Gardens, Jervis Bay, Abrahams Bosom Reserve and Huskisson. Lots of lovely plants and ecosystems to see. Here's a small selection...

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