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
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- 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
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Native Plant Information
MEMBERS ONLY BLOG
NPQ members have exclusive access to our expansive blog & database. Featuring regularly updated Journal & branch newsletters articles.
A selection of articles & information from our Members Only Blog. A great place to start learning about native plants, fauna & the environment.
Read or download a collection of native plant & gardening how-to guides created by some of our knowledgeable & very talented members.
Video presentation by renowned Landscape Architect & long time NPQ member, Lawrie Smith AM.
This presentation was part of the recent Australian Native Plants Society Australia Biennial Conference hosted by The Australian Plants Society – NSW
Presentation topic: Garden design – The past informs the present and the future!
There are three themes:
1. Building on Country: What key principles, derived from the First Nations peoples’ traditional knowledge and understanding of the unique Australian environment, and specifically the flora, should be valued and applied to inform planning and design of sustainable native landscapes and gardens of today and the future?
2. Australian garden style: Native garden photographs from the Garden Design Study Group show the design expertise of each gardener and the differing garden character from one region to another. There can be no single ‘Australian Style’. What are the implications?
3. Promotion of native flora: Our plant societies are very involved and accomplished in spreading the message about native plants – but are we missing ways to inform and communicate more successfully with the general gardening community to increase their acceptance of native plants in residential garden design?