Seeing natives in gardens and reserves
There are wonderful places to visit to see native plants, in their natural world and public gardens.
Below is a selection of stories about some of these public places.
District Group support
Our District Groups support communities working closely with them to share knowledge and passion for Australian plants and their habitats. This helps make plants available to the public.
- Blue Mountains Group holds an annual spring show at the Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve. The two hectare site contains a rich diversity of mountain flora and a native plant nursery.
- Coffs Harbour Group contributes to the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden. This features forests and plants indigenous to the Coffs Harbour area, as well as rare and endangered plants of Australia.
- Menai’s nursery is at Illawong Rural Fire Station and has landscaped native gardens.
- Newcastle operates its nursery at the Hunter Wetlands Centre, open Thursday mornings.
- North Shore supports the Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden in St Ives. This area of mostly natural bushland has two endangered ecological communities. The Society runs regular ‘walks and talks’ through the Garden.
- Northern Beaches supports the Stony Range Botanic Garden in Dee Why. This six hectare sanctuary of beautiful native plants and amazing sandstone landscapes was originally a disused quarry.
- Nowra is a long-running exhibitor at the famous Berry Garden Festival. This holds plant sales to inspire like minded people to grow native plants.
- Sutherland Group supports the Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve at Kareela.