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Harbour Georges River District Group


Sylvan Grove Native Garden, Picnic Point

This tranquil bushland setting available to the public showcases display gardens of the wonderful flora from various parts of Australia while focusing on those plants endemic to our region. The 1.5 ha site was established in 1964 and is now under the authority of the Bankstown City Council and the Georges River Parkland Trust.

Part of these magnificent gardens feature the richly diverse flora of a typical Hawkesbury Sandstone outcrop while the Dry Rainforest forms a canopy over the fern understorey. Look out for the amazing display of orchids!

For further information on Sylvan Grove Native Gardens, click on this link

Favourite Bush Patches



Wolli Creek & Bardwell Creek, Cooks River, Greenway (Cooks River to Iron Cove) - see Bush Care Groups, below:

  • University of Sydney grounds, 

    Walk through University of Sydney grounds to see native plantings.  There is a Campus Flora app:  

  • Sydney Park.
  • Centennial Park.


  • Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, Fred Hollows Reserve at Randwick.
  • Coast - Bondi to Coogee Walkway, Malabar Headland.

Local Bush Care Groups 

Sources for Local Plants 

Community nurseries 

Commercial nurseries

Commercial nurseries in the area that have a good supply of natives:

  • Phil Keane
  • Altra Nursery – A Local Family Business

    5 Depot Rd, Mortdale NSW 2223

    Altra Nursery is part owned by Jan Douglas’s brother Alan. If you become a member you build up points & get 10% off your purchase. Des & Marie have been buying from there for years. So they are well recommended.

Local propagation projects

  • Menai Wildflower Group of APS - see their page


Newsletter Archive Index

Link to archive of Harbour Georges River newsletter index to December 2023

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