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Northern Beaches District Group


What we do

The group's meetings and talks are normally held monthly at Stony Range Botanic Garden, but due to Covid-19 safety measures there have been few opportunities to do so. However the members have greatly enjoyed Anne Gray's bushwalks. We enjoy both the excursion and the morning tea or lunch that follows, giving us a relaxing debrief and social time with fellow members.

The beautiful Staghorn (Platycerium bifurcatum) grows at Stony Range.  After the storm damage on 19 Dec 2021

the Garden will now re-open to the public in February.  Until then, the group is unable to use the Corkery Building

within the grounds for its meetings.


Feb 16, 2022 TBC

Talk by Graham McLean at the Australian Museum 

The Evolution of Plants in Australia - includes a private viewing of plant fossils stored at the Museum. Numbers limited.

4 Apr, 18 May, 16 July, 20 Aug, 15 Oct, 19 Nov 2022

Walks - details to be provided closer to the dates 

 7 Apr, 20227.15 plant family 7.30 show & tell 8.30 AGM, then committee meeting

Nov 20, 2021

We walked along Slade's trail Duffy's Forest

Oct 16, 2021

A lovely 2 km wooded walk from Aumuna Road, Terrey Hills. We saw towering Angophoras, grass trees, rock ledges, wild flowers and more.

Local Gallery

Actinotus helianthi

Image; Russell Beardmore. Taken at North Curl Curl.

An eastern species that grows in shallow, sandy soil . A bit tricky in cultivation.

Epacris longiflora

Image; David Drage

A local favourite found in sand, cliff faces, heath and woodland margins.

Platylobium formosum

Image; David Drage. Taken at Katandra Wildflower Reserve.

Local species. Straggly, hardy understorey species up to 2.5m. Bright flowers in Spring.

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