Welcome to

Native Plants Queensland

We are a community-based organisation committed to growing, conserving and studying Australian plants

Propagating and growing native plants for beautiful, sustainable, fauna-friendly gardens and public spaces

Preserving and protecting native plant habitats to maintain the incredible diversity of our Australian flora

Sharing native plant knowledge and expertise through information guides and in-person activities

Renew your membership today – All membership renewals are due on the 1st April

Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Events & Markets

 

Enjoy exclusive

member benefits

  • Take part in bush walks, garden visits, guest speaker events & propagation groups
  • Obtain free native plant seed from the NPQ Seed bank
  • Receive a copy of our quarterly journal
  • Access native plant articles & much more in the Members Only section of this website

Native Plant Information

 

Guilfoylia monostylis

MEMBERS ONLY BLOG

NPQ members have exclusive access to our expansive blog & database. Featuring regularly updated Journal & branch newsletters articles.

Wahlenbergia graniticola

PUBLIC BLOG

A selection of articles & information from our Members Only Blog. A great place to start learning about native plants, fauna & the environment.

Swainsona

GARDENING GUIDES

Read or download a collection of native plant & gardening how-to guides created by some of our knowledgeable & very talented members.

Australian Flora – Past Present Future

Kiama Pavilion, Saturday 10 to Friday 16 September 2022

The Australian Plants Society NSW is delighted to be hosting the Australian Native Plants Society Australia (ANPSA) Biennial Conference at the Kiama Pavilion in September 2022.

These conferences are held every two years and are hosted by each state in turn. The very successful 2019 conference was held in Albany, WA, with around 325 delegates attending.

In 2022, the conference is being hosted by the Australian Plants Society NSW and is being held at the Kiama Pavilion in the beautiful village of Kiama on the pristine south coast.

 Next Event

Spring Native Plants Market

3rd September

National Wattle Day – 1st September

 

The Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is the National Floral Emblem of Australia.  All States, Territories and the Commonwealth have gazetted 1 September each year as National Wattle Day, which is a Thursday in 2022.

There will a significant number of wattle related activities occurring over August 2022 and on 1 September 2022, which are (or will be) listed on the Queensland Portal page of the Wattle Day Association website.  Some of these activities include walks in the Botanical Gardens, morning teas, school tree plantings, etc.  Check them out at 2022 ‘Week of the Wattle’ around Australia — Wattle Day or see below –

Wattle bloom walks – Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens
  • Thursday 28 July – 10am meet near the Visitors Centre
  • Thursday 11 August – 10am meet near the Visitors Centre
  • Thursday 18 August – 10am meet near the Visitors Centre

During the walk we will view a range of blooming wattles in the gardens. As well, a commentary will be provided about wattle and its importance to our history (ancient and recent), our culture and our nation.

Queensland’s interesting association with wattle will also be explained. Allow 1.5 – 2 hours.

There is no cost to participate, but the Wattle Day Association would really appreciate walkers purchasing a Wattle Day badge – $3 for a pin badge or $5 for a magnet held badge.

Bookings are essential – Contact Mike Gilmour   wattleday.qld@gmail.com or 0416 185 153

A history of wattle and its contribution to Queensland is also provide on the webpage. 

Acacia pycnantha Golden Wattle

Eremophila Study Group Geoff Simmons Grant Project

Will you be visiting western Queensland in winter 2022?    Can you help with a research project as a Citizen Scientist?

The Eremophila Study Group (part of the Australian Native Plants Society of Australia) is seeking assistance from native plant enthusiasts to help collect fruit and plant samples for a research project into Eremophila, an endemic genus which is found in the drier parts of Australia, during this period.
The project needs to collect fruit, pollen and soil samples from up to 24 species of Queensland Eremophila growing in the wild, in order to study seed formation and link it to pollen viability, soil microbes and climate data.
The general public is being asked to collect fruit, record their location, and send them (with some other information) to the University, to form the basis of the samples to be used in the analysis.
The project is funded by $23,864 from the Simmons Bequest and a further $64,000 to be contributed in-kind kind from the Study Group and the University of Queensland (UQ), which will be sub-contracted to complete the research. The team at UQ comprises Dr Robyn Cave (horticulture), Professor Steve Adkins (plant physiology) and Dr Lynn Hoffman (plant physiology).
For more general information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

For fruit collection protocols and instructions please click here.

To register your interest, email Robyn Cave at the University of Queensland (r.cave@uq.edu.au). Robyn will send a collection protocol which must be followed in order to collect samples that can be used for the research.

Fruit collection must take place between April and September 2022, so act now!