Images by Glenn Leiper

Native Plants Queensland is a community-based organisation committed to growing, conserving and studying Australian plants.

Robert Ellis

November 1951 - September 2018

In memory of Rob, a long-serving and an integral member of Native Plants Queensland, being a Vice President and Asset Manager and serving on several committees, including the Flower Show Committee.

Rob was a quiet achiever, apart from ensuring much of the infrastructure for the Flower Shows was in place, he also set up “his” wheelbarrow raffle which will continue at ongoing Shows as a tribute to him.

Rob’s love of Native Plants and dedication to Native Plants Queensland, and in particular, Western Suburbs Branch, was second to none. His smiling face and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

A dear friend and great mate. Please keep Rob’s wife, Shirley, in your thoughts and prayers during this sad occasion.
In memory of Robert Ellis

Well done Rob, you made a difference.

What's On

21-23 September 2018

'Full house' for our Yabba in Warwick this year

After an amazing response from members, our registration books are full for the upcoming ‘Yabba on the Granite Belt.’

We'll be coming together to renew friendships, explore the flora of the southern Darling Downs, and talk about how we can further our Society's aims across Queensland. It's all happening 21 – 23 September 2018.

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What's on

22 Sep 2018
Mackay Orchid Extravaganza
26 Sep 2018
Tablelands Branch
27 Sep 2018
Mackay Branch
28 Sep 2018
Rockhampton Branch

Native Plants Guides & Articles

How to attract butterflies

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Frog friendly gardens

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Winter Gathering

At our Winter Gathering hosted by Pine Rivers at Kumbartcho Environmental Centre on 17 June 2018, we heard from: Conservation Officer, Glenn Leiper, about the serious Myrtle Rust infestation; Jane Fountain about the proposed Zipline (Flying Fox)  from Mt Cootha down to the Botanical Gardens; and several members who shared their photographs and memories of the Tasmanian Federal Conference in January, in a presentation entitled “Recalling Grass Roots to Mountain Tops".
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