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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:

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.

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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). Registration will open in early 2015.

Preliminary details are shown below and more detailed information will be published on the Conference website as planning proceeds.

Sunday 15 November 2015:

  • Meeting of the delegates, morning through lunch.
  • 10 AM - 5 PM; a culture bus will run from the AIS to sites in the parliamentary triangle.
  • Evening meeting of the new Executive and primary delegates.

Monday - Friday, 16 - 20 November 2015:

  • Each day there will be talks for ½ the day and a bus trip for all on the other ½.
  • There will be 5 different visits on the bus trips to local nature reserves, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the new Arboretum with its Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park as well as the National Bonsai Collection (many native plants as bonsai) and a private native garden.
  • Wednesday Evening: Swaby Lecture and Awards Presentation.
  • Thursday Evening: Conference Dinner with after dinner speaker.

Pre and Post Conference Tours

  • Pre-Conference tour of the coastal vegetation including Jervis Bay (Booderee National Park).
  • Post-Conference tour to the alpine areas within Namadgi National Park.
  • Both Pre and Post-Conference tour for 1 day (Sat 14 Nov and Sat 21 Nov) to the Brindabella Mountains with naturalist Ian Fraser.


  • Single rooms with shared bathrooms (4 single rooms sharing 2 bathrooms) at the AIS.
  • We will recommend local motels and camp grounds.

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