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Coming Events

The Society's Regions and District Groups all hold a range of activities throughout the year. Activities include plant sales, wildflower exhibitions, tree and shrub plantings, bush regeneration days, garden visits, bushwalks and regular meetings.

The activities listed here are by no means a complete programme of all activities. They have been selected as being of particular interest to those who are not (yet?) Society members. They also include activities by other organisations.

Details of other Society activities can be obtained from these web sites of the Society's Regional Groups:

Registrations now open for the 2015 ANPSA Conference and Tours
to be held in November 2015 - see details below.

July 2015 Darwin, Northern Territory

Top End Native Garden Opening
Sunday 19; 9am to 4pm

A great opportunity to visit a waterwise garden in Darwin and enjoy homemade cakes along with real coffee.

Venue: 11 Cheong Crescent Millner.

Native plant advice and sales; native plant and urban weed books for sale; urban bird lists available. Entry $5 per person with kids under 16 free. Funds raised will support Landcare and the Top End Native Plant Society.

Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26; 10am to 4pm

The enclosed section of the Park is only open on six weekends per year. It is a showplace for many plants; there are hundreds of grevilleas and a wide range of other native species in a landscaped setting.

The Park is located at the rear of Bulli Showground - turn off the Pacific Highway at the Woonona-Bulli Sports Club, just south of Slacky Creek). It is just a short walk from the Bulli railway station. Admission to the enclosed area is $5 (accompanied children free).

Barbecue and picnic facilities available. Bring your lunch and make it a family day! Drinks on sale at the old Sherbrooke chapel (which also has a displays and an abundance of literature on native plants).

Special openings for tours from groups (such as bus tours by Garden Clubs) can be arranged.

Apart from the Open Days, there are two unenclosed sections which are accessible 365 days a year.

  • Rear Rainforest Section: This is a popular area for walkers and access is either from Seymour St (off Cope Place), Bulli or walking around the northern boundary fence. This area is for walkers only and other forms of activity are forbidden.
  • Front Section: This area is RTA land which is maintained by The Grevillea Park. It provides open land as well as many plantings.

See the Park's web site for further details.

Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 10am to 4pm

See details above.

August 2015 Brisbane, Queensland

Spring Flower Show and Plants Market
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 (9am to 4pm).

The Society's Queensland Region's annual show will be held at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong.

September 2015 Berwick, Victoria

Australian Native Plant Sale
Saturday 5, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wilson Botanic Park, Princes Highway, Berwick (Melway: 111/A7).

  • Huge range of Australian shrubs, trees and grafted plants available
  • Buy direct from growers
  • Advice on plant selection
  • Specialist books available
  • Refreshments; children's activities

Free admission and free parking.

Bendigo, Victoria

Australian Plants Show
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 (10:00 am to 4:30 pm)

  • Plant sales
  • Flower display
  • Children's corner
  • Book sales
  • Bus tours of local bushland (booking required)

Rotary Gateway Park, High Street, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo.

Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 10am to 4pm

See details above.

Eltham, Victoria

Native Plants Expo
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

This event is hosted by the Yarra Yarra Group of the Australian Plants Society.

Venue: Eltham Community and Reception Centre, 801 Main Road, Eltham (Melway 21 J6).

Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 10am to 4pm

See details above.

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island FloraWeek
Sunday 27 to Tuesday 6 October

Of the 182 native plant species present on Norfolk about 25 per cent are endemic. There are in excess of 50 threatened plants on Norfolk all of which are being recovered to some degree. In addition to the spectacular forests and component flora Norfolk is also the only habitat for a number of endemic fauna including the Norfolk Island Green Parrot.

Further information on the event can be found on the Norfolk Island FloraWeek website.

October 2015 Pomonal, Victoria

Pomonal Wildflower Show
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 (9:30am to 5pm).

ANPSA's Grampians Group will hold their annual wildflower show at Pomonal Hall.

Adelaide, South Australia

Native Flower Display and Plant Sale
Saturday 11 (10am to 5 pm) and Sunday 12 (10am to 4pm).

The Australian Plants Society SA Region's Flower show and plant sale will be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville. Entrance $3.

  • Display of native flowers,
  • Largest range of Australian plants, all grown in SA
  • Books, Free Soil pH testing, Advice, Demonstrations,
  • Ikebana
  • Children's Activities and much more

Echuca, Victoria

Native Flower Show
Saturday 24 (9am to 4pm).

ANPSA's Echuca-Moama Group will hold their annual wildflower show at Echuca Uniting Church, Hare St, Echuca.

November 2015 Canberra, ACT

ANPSA Biennial Conference
Sunday 15 to Friday 20

Every two years ANPSA hosts a Conference and Seminar program featuring lectures, workshops and field trips highlighting the diversity of Australia's native flora. Each Conference is organised by one of ANPSA's seven regional branches, on a rotating basis.

Conference Logo

In 2015, the Conference will be held in Australia's National Capital, Canberra.

Theme: Bush Capital / Garden City

Dates: Sunday 15 November through Friday 20 November 2015

Venue: Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

We encourage you to plan to attend ANPSA 2015 Conference / Seminar and enjoy the hospitality of members of the Australian Native Plants Society (Canberra).

Full details of the Program, accommodation options and Pre- and Post-Conference Tours can be found on the Conference website or in the April 2015 Conference newsletter which is available for download (PDF).

Registration for the Conference is now open.

Registration for the Conference can be either though the on-line Registration form which is available through the Conference website or by means of a paper based form which can be downloaded from the Conference website. The Registration Form covers daily lectures and excursions, meals, accommodation and Pre- and Post-Conference Tours. You can also choose to purchase special Conference clothing items if desired (polo tops and polar fleece jackets).

Registration and payment can be made either by mail or online.

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