North Shore Group

Walks & Talks
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Past Events 2009

Saturday & Sunday15th. August - 29th November 2009

Sylvan Grove Native Gardens

Experience the delights of Spring in a 1.5 hectare floral oasis.

Great range of flowering plants from all states of Australia, including Acacias, Anigozanthos, Banksias, Chamelauciums, Epacris, Grevilleas, Hakeas, Orchids, Prostantheras, Thomasias and many rainforest species.


9 a.m. - 4.00 p.m

7 Sylvan Grove, Picnic Point, Sydney.

The Gardens are open from 7am - 3pm on weekdays all year.
For enquiries, or to arrange a guided group tour, call (02) 9707 9699


Sunday 23rd. August 2009

Step into Spring

Joseph Banks Native Plant Reserve

10 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.


Sunday 24th May 2009

STEP walk at Duffy's Forest

Focus: Plants and plant communities, and their links to geology and
Duffys Forest - Bulara Street

1.30 pm (2 to 3 hours)
Grade Easy, about 5 kilometers

Cost: FREE


Wednesday 1st until Wednesday 15th April 2009

Art in the Gardens with Friends Exhibition

Australiian National Botanic Gardens, Visitor Centre Gallery
Canberra, ACT

9.30 am to 4.30 pm Daily

more information


Saturday 18th April 2009

Native Fuit and Nuts

When is a berry not aberry?
Is a gumnut not a nut?

Maiden Theatre,
al Botanic Gardens, Sydney

2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

$15 per person - includes refreshments
bookings 9231 8304 /9231 8134

more information


Saturday 2nd. and Sunday 3rd. May 2009

APS Friendship Day at Huskisson

hosted by the Nowra Group.

Lady Denman Complex, Woollamia Road, Huskisson.

Commencing about 10am for activities and walks.

A $5.00 non-recoverable charge to cover costs.

Plenty of accommodation is available around the Huskisson area or through the Shoalhaven Tourist Information Centre.

More information is in the next edition of Native Plants

or contact Suellen Harris Phone: 4447 8210 Email: s-harris@southernphone.com.au

Could groups please let the Nowra Group know numbers that may be attending, for catering purposes, by the 27th April please.

North Shore group, please contact secretary@blandfordia.org.au if you are interested in attending.

Thursday 2nd. April 2009

EcoSmart Workshops Presents:
Stimulating Sustainability

‘Climate Change Action - How to maximise your chance to use current Government Rebates and Save the Environment’

To inform participants of current Government support for climate change actions, and to provide credible opportunities to take advantage of these supports.

7 pm to 9 pm
Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, Meeting Room
1186 Pacific Highway

more information

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April 2009

OPEN GARDEN at Black Stump Natives

Home of Tony and Penny Sexton

26 Crana Rd Brownlow Hill via CAMDEN
(Sydney Street Directories under Brownlow Hill)

10.00 am to 4.30 pm

Relax and enjoy the fruits of Tony's hard labour!

  • Stroll through one acre of beautifully landscaped raised garden beds.
  • Feast your eyes on over 600 Australian native trees, shrubs and groundcovers.
  • Admire the large variety of flower, form, colour and texture from grass trees to paper daisies.
  • Follow sandstone or hardwood bordered paths to the shady bower.
  • Mellow out by the water feature that is landscaped with bush rocks and native aquatic plants.

Smack your lips over home-made lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

Sponsored by Australia's Open Garden Scheme, who've donated over $4million to community groups.

Entry fee $5.50.


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Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 13th March to 5th April
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Boongala Native Gardens & Rainforest - Dedicated to Sid Cadwell
76 Pitt Town Rd, Kenthurst. N.S.W.


Enjoy a walk around 'Boongala Native Gardens' which displays a diverse collection of native flora from around Australia.
A large range of native plants in gro-tubes & larger sizes will be available for sale.

A guided rainforest tour is available for a small fee.

Entry to gardens (Donated to Rotary) - Adults $2.00 Children Free
Rainforest tour - Adults $2.00 Children Free


Saturday 28th Feb to Sunday 8th of March.

Plants with Bite!

Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society in conjunction with Mount Tomah Botanic Garden has its the fifth annual Plant Fair at the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens.

A large spectacular display of carnivorous plants are on show for the full 9 days with sales of carnivorous plants on the weekend days. Plants fly out fast so get in early to get your plants. Experts will be available on the weekends to answer your questions and an impressive programme of talks has been scheduled on the Saturday & Sunday of both weekends.

Click here for a full programme and details.


We are affiliated with the NSW Region of Australian Plants Society which is part of the national body the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants