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 were due on the 1st April 2022

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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


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Native Plant Information


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

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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.

State Conference 2023

Cairns 14 – 18 September


The wait is over! Tickets are now available for the NPQ State Conference to be held in beautiful North Queensland.

The conference will include trips to Cairns, Innisfail, Atherton Tableland (including the Skylift), and Mossman with experienced local guides and talks on three evenings on the remarkable plants of North Queensland.

Limited accommodation is available at the conference centre or you may choose to stay in one of the other great hotel or bed and breakfast options in the area.

Spaces for the conference and accommodation at the Conference Centre are both quite limited so we encourage you to submit your application form without delay.

Please click below to find out more and to download an application form which includes more information on the event including cost details, payment and accommodation options. 

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 Next Event

Autumn Gathering

4th March

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?