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This is a summary of the latest articles, newspaper reports, videos and other items on Australian Native Plants that we've found on the web using the Scoop.it! curating system. To view more information on any one of the topics, click on it to view the full item.

The scrolling summary above only lists the ten most recent items - you can view many more by visiting ANPSA's Scoop.it! site.

ANPSA Biennial Conference - January 2018

Preliminary details are now available regarding the conference:

  • Key Dates
  • Pre- and Post-Conference Tours
  • Conference Program
  • Featured Speakers
  • Venue
  • Accommodation and Travel
  • Registration costs and Inclusions

For further details see our Coming Events Page.

Expressions of interest: to receive updates, register or update your details or indicate your tour preferences please send your details to:
or mail to:
APST Inc. P O Box 3035, Ulverstone MDC, Ulverstone, Tasmania 7310.

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It's early days but you'll find news on matters relating to the Australian flora, photos, visitor posts, etc. If you visit, say 'hello'!

Updates to the Website

ANPSA Newsletter

ANPSA issues a regular newsletter to provide a communication link among the seven independent Member Societies that make up ANPSA. It will be mainly of interest to members of those Societies.

Plant Propagation - Seed

Minor revisions and outdated links updated.

Plant Propagation - Cuttings

Minor revisions.

New Plant Profiles

New Study Group Websites

The Eucalyptus, Correa, Dryandra, Eremophila, Australian Food Plants, Hakea and Isopogon and Petrophile Study Groups now have websites which include newsletter archives. Check them out:

Callistemon Plant Profiles

The plant profiles for the genus Callistemon have been updated to outline the reclassification of these plants into the genus Melaleuca, which has been adopted by some authorities. At this stage ANPSA retains Callistemon as a separate genus in accordance with the Australian Plant Census.

Banksia and Dryandra Pages Updated

The Australian Plant Census now recognises the merging of Dryandra into an expanded Banksia genus. As a result, the Banksia and Dryandra sections of the website have been updated to reflect this change.

Significant Australian Gardens and Garden 'Snapshots'

The Garden Design Study Group has begun a project to make a lasting record of significant gardens with a predominance of Australian plants.

Some of the features to look for in these gardens are:

  • balance of plant mass and open space
  • pleasing spaces to look at and be in
  • appeal to the senses - light and colour, fragrance, sounds, touch.
  • blending of hard landscape into soft, including sympathetic use of rocks
  • delights and surprises
  • harmony and unity

Five of these significant gardens can now be viewed though the Study Group's website. You'll also find there some short, pictorial garden snapshots (with some description) showing the features of gardens of Study Group members and others.

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