North Shore Group


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Ku-ring-gai Wildflower and Garden Festival

Sunday 31st August 2014

9am to 3pm

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road St Ives

North Shore Group is organising lots of activities:

• Plants for sale - from tube stock through to mature plants
• Floral Display selling bunches and arrangements of Native Plants
• Orchids and ferns
• Kids corner with touch & tell
• Guided Walks through the bush
• Great raffle prizes
• Native plants advice on planting & pruning
• Knoll Garden at Lamberts Clearing with wattles at their peak

  Vase of Australian wildflowers  
2014 Valette Williams Scholarship Recipients. - ANNOUNCED

This year’s recipient is Desi Quintans

Desi is a Bachelor of Science student, University of Western Sydney, undertaking his Honours year.

about the scholarship.

Photo of Desi Quintans

Application forms for 2015 Valette Williams Scholarship will be available later this year.



August 8th

Speaker: Bob Makinson
Topic: 'Changing human dynamics of Conservation’

Bob Makinson is the Conservation Botanist in the Science Conservation & Education Branch of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney with many years of experience in the assessment and management of threatened species and ecosystems and a special interest in Grevillea and Astrotricha.
Bob will address aspects of Conservation such as : Who cares about the environment? Trends in policy and management of native biodiversity and the review of NSW conservation legislation.

Ground Orchid flowers

Walks and Talks program at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden’

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July 21st

Leader: Marilyn Mason
Topic: ‘Weeds’


Marilyn leads a group who do their best to keep weeds from invading the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Marilyn will talk about the characteristics of weeds and weedy native species, how to recognise them and how best to deal with their removal or control.

July 28th

Leader: Robert Failes
Topic: 'Some other Families 0f Dicots in KWG’

Pimilea flowers close up

“When considering native plants some commonly occurring ones often get overlooked. In this session some of these plants will be considered. They have these rather intriguing common names(!!): Cheese Tree, Wedding Bush, Bleeding Heart, Trigger Plants, Black-eyed Susans, Rice Flowers, Rusty Petals, Matchheads, Coachwood, Christmas Bush, Mangroves and Hopbush.





Who are we?

We are a group of people with various interests
in Australian Native Plants.

Our interests include:

  • Plant identification including courses
  • Plant propagation
  • Growing plants
  • Plant ecology
  • Rare and threatened species
  • Bushwalking
  • Photography
  • Conservation of Australian plants
  • Bush regeneration
  • Garden design

The APS North Shore Group is based in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, NSW Australia. Our members come from wide area, from Galston in the north west to St Ives in the east and as far south as Concord. However you do not have to live in the area to join.




Members at a plant sale

Our activities include:



Last up-dated 16th. July 2014

We are affiliated with Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd which is part of the national body the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) inc. (ANPSA).