Who We Are
ANPSA is an association of state and territory based native plant Societies. As such, it caters for people interested in Australia’s native plants.
The Society’s activities are wide ranging and include special interest Study Groups and support of research through the Australian Flora Foundation. The Society is also involved in the publication of a range of practical and educational books on Australian plants and its members have been responsible for the establishment, development and maintenance of many public gardens and reserves throughout Australia.
Early on in the Society’s history it was realised that knowledge about the cultivation of Australian native plants was very limited and there was little published information available. One way to help overcome this deficiency was to set up specialist Study Groups whose aim was to record the successes (and failures) of growing Australian species in various localities. Over the years these Groups have contributed valuable data which is assisting today’s growers. But there is still a great deal to learn…
Joining a Study Group
Membership of a Study Group is available to any member of an ANPSA-affiliated Regional Society.
Every two years ANPSA holds a Conference and Seminar hosted by one of its Member Societies, on a rotating basis.
The next Conference will be held in Kiama, New South Wales from Saturday 10 to Friday 16 September 2022, with the theme ‘Australian Flora – Past Present Future’. The Conference will be hosted by members of the Australian Plants Society (NSW).
Native Plant Profiles
Our Gallery contains over 700 images of a wide range of Australian native plants. But it’s not just a simple image gallery – each plant photo is accompanied by a concise profile which includes a distribution map, botanical features and cultivation/propagation notes. The gallery is arranged alphabetically by genus.