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2019 Australian Plants Awards

The biennial Australian Plants Award was established in 1983. It is presented by ANPSA to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the knowledge of Australian plants, whether members of the Society or not. Since 1987 the Award has been made in both professional and amateur categories. The Award is made in conjunction with ANPSA's Biennial Conference and Seminar.

At the 2019 ANPSA Conference in Albany, Western Australia, Australian Plants Awards were conferred upon Professor Kingsley Dixon (Professional award) and Glenn Leiper (Amateur award). The citations accompanying the awards can be viewed here.

2021 ANPSA Biennial Conference - Expressions of Interest


The next Conference will be held in Kiama, New South Wales from Sunday 12 to Friday 17 September 2021, with the theme 'Australian Flora - Past Present Future'. The Conference will be hosted by members of the Australian Plants Society (NSW).

Click Here to register an expression of interest..

Wildflowers Friendliness Rating Scheme

Dr Margaret Matthews, newly elected President of the Australian Native Plants Society Australia (ANPSA) congratulates the Western Australian Minister for Tourism for his initiative in introducing and supporting the Wildflowers Friendliness Rating Scheme.

This Scheme will encourage local governments to protect, promote and improve roadside verges in rural Western Australia by rewarding those that achieve a high rating.

This initiative will assist local governments in attracting greater numbers of local, national and international tourists to experience the wonders of WA's wildflower diversity.

Contact is Dr Eddy Wajon
Phone 0428 345 231

4 October 2019

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Updates to the Website

Australian Native Plants Available As Cut Flowers and Foliage

A wide variety of Australian native plants are ideal for use as cut flowers or foliage and many retain their beauty and form for long periods when used in this way. However, there is still considerable misunderstanding among members of the public regarding 'true' native species. The use of plants such as Protea, Leucadendron and Leucospermum (all native to South Africa) in 'native' floral arrangements contributes to this confusion.

A guide to the many true Australian native species, hybrids and cultivars that are useful as cut flowers and/or foliage has been developed to help reduce this confusion.

Significant Australian Gardens and Garden 'Snapshots'

The Marriott Garden is located east of the Grampians and south of Stawell in central Victoria. It has a Trust for Nature covenant. Its total area of 80 hectares has a rabbit-proof fence and, within this, between 12 and 16 hectares has a modified covenant allowing some limited development. A feral-proof fence encloses this inner area, maintained to prevent the entry of all feral animals. Within this area again, 8 to 10 hectares is more closely gardened. This magnificent garden is illustrated by numerous photographs and is part of the Garden Design Study Group's project to make a lasting record of significant gardens.

Five other of these significant gardens can now be viewed though the Study Group's website. You'll also find there some short, pictorial garden snapshots (with some description) showing the features of gardens of Study Group members and others.

Study Group Newsletter Archives

Current and past newsletters most of ANPSA's Study Groups, including several closed Groups, can now be downloaded - see our Downloads Page.

Newly added: Bonsai, Boronia and Allied Genera, Brachychiton and Allied Genera, Calytrix, Calothamnus and Allied Genera, Container Plants, Daisy (Australian), Dodonaea, Epacris, Goodeniaceae, Grasses (Australian), Hibbertia, Hibiscus, Indigenous Orchids, Melaleuca and Allied Genera, Native Plant Regeneration, Orchids (Indigenous), Palm and Cycad, Ptilotus, Rainforest, Rhamnaceae, Stylidium, Thysanotus and Related Genera, Verticordia, Wallum and Coastal Heathland, Wildlife and Native Plants.

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