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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:


Events - 2016

DateEvent
September 2016 Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4; 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.



Glenbrook, New South Wales

Spring Native Plants Fair
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11; 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 (both days)
  • Advice on Australian Plants (both days)
  • Guided Walks through the Reserve (11am and 2pm, both days)
  • Arts and crafts (both days)
  • Historical Society (both days)
  • Native bee display - Saturday only
  • Word turning - Sunday only

Admission: Free



Bulli, New South Wales

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

See details above.



Ravensthorpe, Western Australia

Annual Wildflower Show and Spring Festival
Tuesday 13 to Sunday 25, 9am to 4pm daily

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

  • Coach and Caravan Parking, Soup Lunches and Devonshire teas available daily (tours need to book 98357034).
  • Over 600 labelled specimens on display
  • The show is internationally recognised as one of the best in the world.
  • Flowers are collected at the peak of the season from 220km radius of Ravensthorpe
  • Sue Leighton's creative talents emerge with a lady dressed in wildflowers.
  • Bush Bizo fascinating bush articles, featuring an echidna and chuditch on display
  • Devonshire Teas and Soup lunches available in comfortable surroundings
  • Photography welcomed, Local Craft and souvenir shopping
  • Art Exhibition, Photographic and Patchwork display + Botanical Art Display
  • Display of the Rags and Riches plus the mysterious Community Textile project
  • View the Three iconic white CBH grain silos painted into masterpiece murals.
  • Brochure available at the Wildflower Show, identifying 12 drives
  • 10th Sept: Street Parade WA Police Pipe Band and Ceilidh (Scottish dancing); 0898381340
  • 17, 20. 27 Sept: 4WD Wildflower Tag Along Tours; Bookings 0898 381340
  • 18th Sept: Guided Bush Walk booking 0898381340
  • 24th Sept: Railway Heritage Trail Bush walk with Sabrina Hahn
  • 12,15,21, 24 Sept: Wildflower Bus tours; Booking 0898 383 888
  • Orchid Walk mornings only; Booking 0898 383 257
  • 24th Sept: Gala Dinner (Hopetoun) ABC Gardening personality Sabrina Hahn and Alec Cole CEO of the WA museum as guest speaker. Booking 0898 383062

Don't miss the opportunity to experience wildflowers in their natural state around the Shire and also in the Fitzgerald River National Park 15km west of Hopetoun, which offers spectacular wildflowers, stunning coastal drive, sealed roads. BBQ, picnic and Toilet facilities.

Caravan parking, wheel chair access, Toilets. Senior Citizen Centre, main street of Ravensthorpe on Highway No 1.

Entrance: $5 adults, children free.

Further information see the Wildflower Show website or on Facebook: Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show.



Brisbane, Queensland

Spring Flower Show and Plants Market
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 (9am to 3pm).

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.

  • Displays of native flora
  • Great range of native plants for sale
  • Plant information
October 2016 Adelaide, South Australia

Spring Expo
Saturday 8 (10am to 5pm) and Sunday 9 (10am to 4pm)

Native Flower Display and Plant Sale

Venue: Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville - follw the signs from the Rose Terrace entrance.

Entry: $3.

  • Save water with Australian Native Plants
  • Largest range - all grown in South Australia
  • Books - Free soil pH testing - Advice
  • Demonstrations - Children's activities


Events - 2018

DateEvent
January 2018 Hobart, Tasmania
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ANPSA Biennial Conference
Friday 12 to Saturday 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.

In 2018, the Conference will be held in the capital of Tasmania, Hobart.

Theme: Grass Roots to Mountain Tops

Pre and Post-Conference Tours: A selection of tours are being planned to King Island and to alpine and rainforest areas of the Tasmanian mainland.

Further details will be provided as planning is finalised.



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