Who are we?

The Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd (ABN 87 002 680 408) is a non-profit, independent, incorporated community organisation with members in NSW and overseas. Enjoy Australian native plants with over 20 friendly groups in NSW.

To join the Australian Plants Society NSW, please complete the form here, and return by post or email.


Persoonia linearis

Persoonia linearis

Persoonia:after Christian Persoon, an 18th/19th century botanist
linearis:having narrow or 'linear' leaves.

Common name: Narrow-leaf Geebung

Persoonia linearis is widespread along the east coast of Australia growing from coast to mountains. There are approximately 90 to 100 species of this plant in Australia.The flowers, borne on the end of the branches are yellow 10 to 15 mm long and cylindrical in bud. Flowering occurs for a long period in summer. The new growth of the thin, flat leaves is very attractive (a pleasant soft green) and the foliage is often used as a ‘filler’ in floral art.




The aims of the Society are:

  * To foster and promote appreciation, study and participation in growing and propagating Australian native plants
* By lawful means, foster, support and promote the preservation and conservation of Australian native plants
* To encourage the use of Australian native plants in home gardens and public places
* To improve native plants as garden subjects
* To interest the nursery industry in propagating & supplying
Australian native plants to the public
* To increase and disseminate general knowledge of Australian plants

The aims are broad and allow us to respond to changing needs and priorities and to encompass all aspects of Australian plants.

To join the society please print, complete and return the form obtained here.





Members are from all age groups and ways of life from amateurs who want to learn a bit more about Australian plants to professionals - from artists, florists, farmers and nurserymen to plant scientists: anyone who has an interest in Australian flora.

Many members enjoy Australian plants as garden subjects in the suburbs or the challenge of propagating and cultivating difficult to grow species or finding and propagating unusual forms of plants; many contribute to conservation, education, study of bushland or the awakening of a love of the Australian flora in others; others grow Australian plants commercially, many enjoy travel looking at Australian plants in their normal habitat, and photography. For many, membership of the Society is a way of meeting like minded people.

Members who have a professional interest in Australian plants can obtain information outside their specialised area. Some members who do not work with Australian plants for a living but have qualifications in botany, horticulture and so on, find satisfaction in using their knowledge in a leisure activity. For many members of the Society it is a relaxing and enjoyable activity and their first involvement with Australian plants. The Australian Plants Society also has among its members local government authorities, schools, other societies, libraries, corporations and government bodies.

To join the society please print, complete and return the form obtained here.


2017 Annual General Meeting Notice

Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd A Company Limited by Guarantee ACB 002 680 408  Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Plants Society NSW Limited will be held at 12 noon at Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Road, Kariong, NSW

Agenda and 2016 Annual Report are attached


Minutes and Proxy Form also attached.


Download this file (2016 Annual Report Final.pdf)2016 Annual Report[2016 Annual Report]14670 kB
Download this file (AGM proxy form.pdf)2016 AGM Proxy Form[2016 AGM Proxy Form]28 kB
Download this file (APSNSWMembership Form-Jan 2017.pdf)APSNSWMembership Form-Jan 2017.pdf[ ]170 kB