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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:

August 2014 St Ives, New South Wales

Festival of Wildflowers
Sunday 31, 9am to 3pm

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, Mona Vale Road, St Ives.

Native plants will be for sale and local wildlife groups will be giving talks and demonstrations throughout the day.

There will be guided walks in the Gardens, food stalls, children's activities and much more, so there will be every opportunity to learn something new and have a full day's entertainment for the whole family.

September 2014 Berwick, Victoria

Australian Native Plant Sale
Saturday 6, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wilson Botanic Park, Princes Highway, Berwick (Melways: 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.

Ipswich, Queensland

Plant and Enviro Day
Saturday 6, 9am start

Rosewood Showground, Railway Street, Rosewood.

  • Huge sale of rare native plants as well as favourites, bushfood and butterfly food plants
  • Expert advice and information
  • Book sales and credit card facilities
  • Interesting stalls and advice on local wildlife, environmental groups
  • Advice on Council programs such as Land for Wildlife, Tree Programs, Conservation Agreements, Feral Animal Control and Recycling

Entrance: Free.

Further details, phone 0419 779 530.

Glenbrook, New South Wales

Spring Native Plants Fair
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7; 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
  • Displays
  • Walking trails through the reserve

Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7; 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

Wildflower Show
Wednesday 10 to Sunday 21, 9am to 4pm

A two-week festival of wildflowers, situated at 14 Morgans St, Ravensthorpe.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Easy parking for coaches
  • Devonshire Teas available

Entrance: $4 adults, children free.

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

Eltham, Victoria

Australian Plants Expo 2014
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 (10:00am to 4:00pm)

  • Native flower show
  • Plant, book and art sales
  • Photography displays - and more...

Eltham Community and Reception Centre, 801 Main Road, Eltham (Mel: 21:J7). Admission - $5; Concession - $4; children free.

Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 10am to 4pm

See details above.

Bendigo, Victoria

Australian Plants Show
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 (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. Admission - children free.

For further details email:

October 2014 Pomonal, Victoria

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

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

Brisbane, Queensland

Spring Flower Show and Plants Market
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 (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. Admission $3 - children free.

  • Spectacular floral displays
  • Sales of plants and cut flowers
  • Book sales
  • Expert advice on growing native plants, landscaping and propagation
  • Bush foods

Kilmore, Victoria

Plants Expo
Saturday 18.

ANPSA's Mitchell Group will hold their annual wildflower show at Memorial Hall, Sydney Road, Kilmore.

Bairnsdale, Victoria

Noweyung Garden Show
Saturday 18 (10am to 1pm).

ANPSA's East Gippsland Group will be part of the Noweyung Garden Show at the Noweyung Centre, 84 Goold St, Bairnsdale.

Bendigo, Victoria

FJC Rogers Seminar
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19

The theme for this year's seminar is Brachychiton and Associated Genera.

For further information and registration details, contact the Bendigo Native Plant Group. Email:

Leongatha, Victoria

Native Flower Show
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 (10am to 4pm).

ANPSA's South Gippsland Group will hold their annual wildflower show at Leongatha Recreation Reserve, Exhibition Shed, Leongatha.

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