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.


NSW Quarterly Gatherings

NSW Quarterly Gatherings


  Annual Seminar and APS Quarterly Gathering – 9.30 am Saturday 8 July 2017

  The Annual Seminar is being held on Saturday 8 July this year and to book your place we require you to pay at the time of registration.

We have a great line up of local speakers. Paul Rymer will be speaking on his citizen science

project on Australian peas and climate change.    David King will be speaking on the Swamp

Regeneration Project he leads in the upper Blue Mountains and Dick Turner on the Regent

Honey Eater recovery program in the Capertee Valley.

We are holding the Annual Seminar at the Sharon Burridge Hall, Blaxland Community Centre, 33 Hope Street, Blaxland. Registration and morning tea is from 9.30am with the seminar commencing at 10am sharp. Lunch will follow the speakers and Australian plants will also be available for sale. The day will conclude by 2.30pm or so.

The cost of the seminar is $25 for members and $30 for non-members and includes morning tea on arrival and lunch.

If you would like to attend the seminar please complete the registration form (see attachments – 2017 Annual Seminar – registration form) and  email it to Jim Plummer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Payment must be made at the time of registration in order to secure a place. Payment can be made by cheque or by direct deposit to the following account:

Account Name: Australian Plants Society Blue Mountains Group

BSB No: 032 370

Account No: 114271

Name: Seminar (your name)

Please let Jim know when you have made your payment.  We’re hoping for a good turn out and are expecting friends from other APS groups to join us on the day.





2-3 SEPTEMBER 2017

 Guest Speaker is Lawrence Smith AM - Landscape Architect


Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture GDLA

Queensland Institute of Technology 1972

Bachelor of Architecture B Arch

University of Queensland 1968

Fellow Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Associate Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Born 18 August 1943, Brisbane Married 1969.

Centenary Medal

Awarded in 2003 in recognition of his contribution to the community through the practice of Landscape Architecture

Order of Australia AM

Awarded in 2004 for service to landscape architecture, particularly in the development of major Australian botanic gardens through contributions to professional and community organizations. 






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.




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.