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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.

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

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.

Ravensthorpe, Western Australia

33rd Annual Wildflower Show
Tuesday 8 to Saturday 19, 9am to 4pm daily

A two-week festival of wildflowers in the main street and surrounds, Ravensthorpe.

  • Devonshire Teas and Soup lunches daily in comfortable surroundings.
  • Photography welcomed, Photographic Competition on Display
  • Local Craft and souvenir shopping
  • Art Exhibition and Patchwork display
  • 4WD Wildflower Tag Along Tours 12, 16th and 18th Sept. Booking 9838 1340. Picnic lunch provided in a bush setting.
  • Gala Dinner Saturday the 19th September (A community "Wearable Art" spectacular event); MC by Sabrina Hahn ABC Gardening personality. Guest Speaker Dr Geoff Woodall. Booking essential 9838 1191 or 0417 174299
  • Be inspired by Sue Leighton's creative talents with a charming lady dressed in local wildflowers, Eve Green's Bush Bizo - fascinating bush articles with an echidna and chuditch on display. The famous Shoe from Pricilla Queen of the Desert, we are waiting to see what the shoe "Dares to Wear" this year.
  • 13th Sept morning - Hopetoun Primary School Fete Day - Hopetoun
  • 13th Sept Jerdacuttup Outback Festival 1-8pm Vintage Cars, Live Bands, Bar, Laserscate, Markets, fun for all the family at Jerdacuttup. ph 0429420750
  • Vintage Car Display 12, 13th and 19th Sept 98381096
  • "The Art of Maths" Exhibition reflects global views of how Maths and Art fit together within a global cultural history. School children will participate.
  • Coach and Caravan parking, wheel chair access, Toilets. @ Senior Citizen Centre, main street of Ravensthorpe on Highway No 1.
  • A brochure is available at the Wildflower Show, identifies 12 self-drives, designed for viewing particular flowers.
  • Upgraded facilities in the Fitzgerald River National Park, interpretive displays, wildflowers and lookouts with spectacular views.

Entrance: $5 adults, children free.

For details of accommodation, other events, wildflower drives and walks see the special website for the festival.

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).

Glenbrook, New South Wales

Spring Native Plants Fair
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13; 10:00am to 4:00pm

This is the annual flower show and plant sale organised by ANPSA's Blue Mountains Group.

Venue: Glenbrook Native Plants Reserve, Great Western Highway, Glenbrook (opposite the Glenbrook Information Centre.

  • Plant sales
  • Advice on Australian Plants
  • Guided Walks through the Reserve at 11 am, both days
  • Native bee display - Saturday only
  • Botanical art works
  • Arts and crafts
  • Historical Society
  • Word turning - Sunday only

Admission: Free

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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