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8 pm, Wednesday 15 May 2019: Seedbanking rainforest and orchid seed for conservation success

Dr Karen Sommerville from the Australian PlantBank at Mount Annan explains how to conserve rainforest and orchid seed for propagation and restoration projects. The seeds require special techniques for success due to their unique characteristics.

Free walk and talk on Banksias - Sunday 26 May 2019

To celebrate the fourth annual Botanic Gardens Day, enjoy a walk and talk on banksias and Sir Joseph Banks with the Australian Plants Society. We’ll look at local banksias and other plants in flower which are easily seen at the reserve.

This event is free but to help us plan, please book through EventBrite or Facebook.

There are two options for the guided walk (which takes about an hour): start at 9.30 am OR 11:00 am. Stay for morning tea at 10:30 if you opt for the first session, or come early for morning tea if you choose the 11:00 session.

Morning tea at 10.30 am
Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve
Manooka Place, Kareela
Contact us Rhonda Daniels ph 0491 629 760 or

Field monitoring of Prostanthera densa in Royal National Park, NSW by the Sutherland Group, APS NSW for the NSW Save Our Species Program

Members of the Sutherland Group, APS NSW have been involved in monitoring populations of Prostanthera densa in the Royal National Park for the NSW Save Our Species program. This final report supersedes the four progress reports previously posted here.

Field monitoring of Prostanthera densa Master File December 2017

Master List of Plants on the Plant Table at Sutherland Group Meetings

Dan Clarke, our Conservation Officer, has compiled a list of plants that have appeared on the Plant Table at meetings of the Sutherland Group over the last several years. He has compiled notes from the meetings about each plant displayed, added some notes from his own experience and provided some links to find more information.

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