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Garden design study group

The Study Group has been in operation since 1993 and we include both amateur and professional designers among our members. The Group gathers and shares information mainly through regular newsletters and site visits. Our specific aims are:

Carry out theoretical and practical investigation of garden design using Australian plants. A vital aspect of practical investigation is the keeping of plans and written and photographic records of examples of good garden design.

Develop resources for people who are interested in garden design with Australian plants. Cataloguing of records of gardens and slides has already started and a long term aim is to establish a database of Australian plants with a focus on garden design.

Encourage more successful use of Australian plants in gardens which the public can visit.

Produce several newsletters a year and publish articles on garden design.

If you are interested in the use of Australian native plants in landscape planning, either on a small scale in the home garden or in larger, public gardens, why not consider joining and helping to develop beautiful native gardens that can be enjoyed for years to come.

For more information about this study group, please see the ANPSA site:

Study Groups focus on researching and learning about specific Australian plants (usually a genus or a related group of genera).

Plant database

Our plant database has profiles of many such plants for your garden. See here for the plant database. 

Designing with grass trees, Eremophila and Juncus

Spectacular landscape of Royal Botanic Garden at Cranbourne

Beautifully designed native garden in Kareela

P.O. Box 263
Cremorne  Junction NSW 2090

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Membership: merleaps@bigpond.

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