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 MISSION STATEMENT
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:
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.