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Valette Williams Scholarship in Botany - Winner Announced

Harriet Simpson-Southward is the winner of the 2021 The Val Williams Scholarship in Botany is sponsored by the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society.


Harriet is a PhD candidate in Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong (UOW)

Project“Effects of climate change on resilience of fire prone eucalypt communities”.

For more information about Harriet go to Scholarship 2021

For more information about the scholarship go to Val Williams Scholarship.



We will be resuming our face to face meetings at:

Beatrice Taylor Hall, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby, on Friday 14th May. Our first meeting will start at 8pm, with plant sales from 7.45pm.

Due to Covid requirements, attendance is by prior booking only and a phone no. must be provided. Please book with Sue Bowen on

Upcoming meetings

14 May 2021

 Speaker Bruce Usher

 Discuss the creation of my new  photography book Coast Tree Street. A 192 page hardcover book with B/W and colour images, in three sections which includes personal insights and excerpts from my interviews.

At the end of the book discussion a show of Snow gums photographed above Thredbo and Charlottes Pass in March 2020. And the Wollombi landscape

in the lower Hunter valley of NSW.


Coast  was photographed between Noosa Heads Qld and Rosedale Beach on the NSW south coast but predominantly Sydney’s northern beaches between 1963 and 2020.

Tree was photographed  between 2007 and 2020. Locations include Bangally Head North Avalon NSW, Brisbane Water National Park NSW on the Central coast NSW, 

Flinders Ranges SA. Goldsmith Island Qld, Koscuiszko National Park  NSW, Ku-ring-gai Chase Northern Sydney NSW, McKay Reserve Palm Beach NSW, Mt Hotham Vic, 

Mt Wellington Tasmania, Washpool National Park NSW, Wollombi Lower Hunter Valley NSW, Wyrrabalong National Park, NSW central coast.

Street was photographed between 1974 and 2020.  

Newcastle, May Day Rally 1974 and Sydney CBD 1976, 1991, 1992, 2016 – 2020

Next Walks at Ku-ring-gai  Wildflower Gardens

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden (KWG)

420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives

 19 April 2021 (Monday)

Modified outdoor activity held within restrictions imposed due to Covid-19

10 am Monday 19th April 2021 Wildlife of Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, a guided walk

This walk will explore the various habitats that support the native animals that abound in Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.It is essential to book your place by the Saturday prior to the walk. Please email (preferred) or ring Wendy and supply your name, mobile number and emergency contact number.


Phone: 0419 323 035

More details

Download the 2021 Program for term 1

Meet at 9.45 am Caley Pavilion, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

More information is available at the walks and talks page

North Shore APS Plant Sale

13th March - Saturday 

9am to 4.30pm 

North Shore will sell plants from our shadehouse at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garde. We have a wide range of plants needing new homes. 

The sale is for APS members and friends, and is by prior booking only. This will ensure Covid compliance, as well as avoiding over-crowding in our shadehouse and the car park. We will issue a list of the plants available  to attendees prior to the sale to help with plant selection. 

Please book with Sue Bowen, or 0478 957 951. You will need to bring your own boxes/bags and we prefer payment by credit card. Bring wet weather gear if raining.

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