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2016 Valette Williams Scholarship Recipients. - ANNOUNCED

This year’s recipient is Johanna Wong

Photo of This year’s recipient is Johanna Wong

Johanna is a PhD student at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at the Hawkesbury Campus of Western Sydney University.
Her topic is: Developing metabolic ‘biomarkers’ for the early diagnosis of Armillaria root rot in eucalypts of the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland

More details are available here.



November 11th

Speaker: Mark Abell
Topic: 'Aquatic and Riparian Plants of the Sydney Area'

Australia has one of the world’s most diverse native flora, there are parts of the country that rank amongst the most biodiverse regions in the world.  However, there is much less known about our aquatic flora.  In spite of this being the driest continent on earth, we still have a rich and diverse aquatic flora to accompany our terrestrial flora.
This talk will provide an overview of the many and varied aquatic and riparian plants that are found in the Sydney area. 

A yellow fringe lilly


Group Walk

November to be announced




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

More information

Down load a one page brochure (pdf) of the 2016 program.

October 31st

Leader: Barry Lees
Topic: ‘Grasses (Family Poaceae) ’

Grass head of flowers

Grasses are one of the most diverse and abundant plant groups and yet they
generally escape our notice until they are flowering and have seedheads.
Grasses supply 60% of the world’s food. We will learn how to recognise some
of the local native grasses, then take a walk in KWG and see how many we can
find. Please wear suitable footwear and hat, use sunscreen and insect
repellent and bring water. Visitors welcome.


November 7th

Leader: Jan Marshall
Topic: 'Leptospermums and Baeckeas'

Leptospernum Flower

Tea-trees grow from the coastal fringes, across the mountains and on the far
western plains of NSW. Come and learn about many of the local species of
leptospermums and see them in their natural environment at the KWG. Wendy
will also introduce you to some other plants of the Myrtaceae family such as
Baeckeas, the bush-tucker shrub Austromyrtus and the less well-known
red-flowering Darwinias.



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Last up-dated 24th. October 2016

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