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 Southern Highlands District Group 


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this continent, never ceded, their grief at loss of country, languages and culture, and their struggle for survival on their own terms.

Especially the Gundungurra and Tharawal peoples, traditional owners of the land where we live today.


SHAPS is a regional group of Australian Plant Society NSW. Our mission is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of Australian native plants and in particular the unique flora of the Southern Highlands. We are interested in the botanical features of plants, their care and propagation and their place in both gardens, the bush and in the wider environment. To further these aims we carry out a range of activities:

  • We hold meetings where knowledge and plants are shared among members.
  • Guest speakers with special expertise are invited to address the group
  • Visits are made to local and regional gardens.
  • We liaise with other regional groups and organisations with common interests
  • Advice is provided to Council and community groups regarding native plantings
  • Plants are propagated and sold at meetings and other gatherings

Australian plants need you! Come along, take part and bring an interested friend. Stimulate your enthusiasm so that we can all encourage others who have not yet experienced the rewards of nurturing native plants in their gardens.

We have bi-monthly newsletters which are accessible on this site.

The images at the top of each page are of Mount Gibraltar in the mist and our adopted flower emblem Grevillea arenaria.

10 photo(s) Updated on: 16 Jul 2021
  • Gleichenia dicarpa - Pouched coral
  • Carrington Falls
  • Melaleuca hypericifolia - low growing form
  • Goodenia species
  • Senecio
  • Callicoma
  • Encouraging growth of our sponsored planter boxes.
  • Our Southern Highlands Life Member 2021

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