Welcome

Welcome to the home page for the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) – formerly known as the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP). We have been growing and promoting Australian Plants since 1957.

If you are interested in the cultivation, propagation, conservation and appreciation of Australia’s native flora, we hope you will spend some time here.

Study Groups

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.

Conference

Every two years ANPSA holds a Conference and Seminar hosted by one of its Member Societies, on a rotating basis.  The most recent conference was held in Kiama, NSW in September 2022.

The next Conference will be held in Melbourne, Victoria from 30th September to 4th Oct 2024, with the theme “Gardens for Life”.  The conference will be  hosted by members of the Australian Plants Society (Vic). Further details will be posted here and on the APS (Vic) website as planning proceeds.

Click on the button below to register interest in the next conference.

 

Image: Epacris impressa, Floral emblem of Victoria

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.

Announcements

National Royal Commission on the Black Summer Bushfires

ANPSA’s Submission:

ANPSA has a Policy on Bush Fires (adopted 1997, re-endorsed 2015) which has the following Objectives:

  • To protect life and property from bush fires in an ecologically sustainable manner;
  • To enact environmentally responsible bush fire legislation, regulations and procedures;
  • To conserve biological diversity and ecological processes by advocating appropriate fire management and risk reduction measures;
  • To promote research into bush fires and the effect of fire on the Australian flora;
  • To educate the community in fire safety and ecological considerations of bush fire management.

Membership

The membership of the Society consists of people of all ages with broad and varying interests and backgrounds. Whether you are interested in learning about the growing, conservation or simple appreciation of the unique Australian flora, or you would just like to support the Society’s ongoing activities, you will find many advantages in becoming a member.

Click on the Read More link below to discover some of the many benefits in becoming a member of the Society.

 

Joining the Society

Because of the structure of the Society as eight independent Member Societies, there is no single national body that individuals can join. This is not normally a problem for Australian residents who will find their needs met by joining the Member Society which operates in the state or territory where they reside.

Become a member, join your local society by clicking on their corresponding logo and following the instructions.

What is an Australian Native Plant?

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The following definition has been adopted by ANPSA:

An Australian native plant is any plant indigenous to Australia as included in the Australian Plant Census except those identified therin as naturalised. An Australian native plant also includes any hybrid or cultivar in which all parents are Australian native plants.

An Australian plant native to a particular state of Australia is any plant indigenous to that state, as included in the Australian Plant Census except those identified therein as naturalised. An Australian plant native to a particular state of Australia also includes any hybrid or cultivar in which all parents are Australian plants native to that state of Australia.

Adopted: ANPSA Biennial Meeting 10/8/2013

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