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Menai Wildflower Group


Monthly meetings

In November, February & March  we hold meetings at 7:00pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Illawong Rural Fire Station, Old Illawarra Road, Illawong (see map below). From April - October the meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month at 1pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Highlights include:

  • Plant sales to members
  • Plant raffles
  • Show table where cuttings brought in by members are identified and discussed.
  • Guest speakers - covering a range of aspects of the environment, natural history, and of course native plants.
  • Self-guided walks around our native garden.

Upcoming meetings - 2022

New members and visitors are always welcome. We would love you to join us and ask that you review this page regularly for it is possible changes may have to be made from time to time.

All meetings are held at the Illawong Fire Station.  Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at 2pm.

 Date Event
11 June Ruby Paroissein, who we have seen before talking about Pink Flannel Flowers, will return with her results on research on the Gymea Lily’s Fire Response.
July Botanical Ramble through Old Sydney by Peter Olde

Map of Illawong Rural Fire Station

The native garden and nurseries

We undertake propagating at the Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park Nursery every Monday morning and at the Illawong Rural Fire Station (IRFS) Compound Nursery every Tuesday morning from 9.30am.

We teach how to propagate at the IRFS Compound Nursery in the afternoon of the 3rd Saturday of each month.

We also run working bees to maintain the native garden at the Illawong Rural Fire Station in the morning on the 3rd Thurdsay of each month.

Everyone is welcome to attend and no prior training is required.

Other activities

We also:

  • Go on regular bushwalks in the Royal National Park, the greater Sydney area, and further afield
  • Participate in events such as the Grevillea Park Open Days and the RAS (Royal Easter Show) cutflower exhibition.
  • Assist schools and community groups by supplying plants and expertise with bush regeneration and education programmes.

Other APS groups close by

We often join with two other local groups close by for presentations and walks. 

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