North Shore Group


Welcome to our site!


2017 Valette Williams Scholarship Applications are now open.

This scholarship is awarded by the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society to Honours, Masters and PhD students of Botany.

More details are available here.

Last years recipient was Johanna Wong from UWS.


Application forms:

Scholarship form 2017 pdf.

Scholarship form 2017 word.





February 12th - Afternoon Garden Visit

We will be visiting the native gardens of our members Hugh Jones, at Turramurra, and Wendy Grimm, at St Ives.

If you are interested in partipating in these visits please contact Sue Bowen on 0478 957 951.


March 10th

Speaker: Gwenda Lister
Topic: ' Walk through the Simpson Desert'

In July 2016 Gwenda Lister joined a Scientific and Ecological Survey into the Simpson Desert with Australian Desert Expeditions. The trip involved walking with camels around the south west corner of Queensland in Munga-Thirra National Park looking for aboriginal artefacts between the known wells used by aboriginal people in previous centuries and assisting a botanist and an ornithologist collect botanical samples and surveying birds in the desert. The talk will highlight some of the plants and birds as well as the sheer enjoyment of lying in a swag under the myriad of stars after trekking through sand dunes – definitely the best way to see and appreciate the desert.
Gwenda grew up in central NSW and has had a long career in industrial chemistry but has always enjoyed volunteering with the Australian Museum, NSW National Parks and Friends of Lord Howe Island.

Gwenda riding a camel with Olarooo in the background




Walks and Talks program at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden 2017.

More information

Down load a one page brochure (pdf) of the 2017 program.

March 6th (first one for 2017)

Leader: Alec Fisher
Topic: ‘Introductory Talk and Walk at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden’

Leptospermum square flowers

The opening talk and subsequent walk will introduce you to the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden and its many aspects and attractions and to Australian native plants themselves.
Leptospermum squarrosum is one of Sydney’s beautiful native plants. Although the peak flowering period for our native plants is in late winter and spring, some plants are in flower in midsummer. It is one of the plants that will be seen when the “Walks and Talks” program at Kuringgai Wildflower Garden recommences at 10 am Monday (6th March). This program, run throughout the year by North Shore Group of Australian Plants Society, is a unique opportunity for members of the general public to learn about the native plants that occur in the Sydney region. A talk of about 45 minutes is followed by a 1 hour walk in the Garden. No booking is necessary.

March 13th

Leader: Alec Fisher
Topic: ‘The Plant Kingdom’

Flower with insects on it

The world is green because of plants and because of flowering ones in particular. Plants, through photosynthesis, are the very staff of life, though not the first of the five Kingdoms to come into being. Plants and the other Kingdoms do not exist in isolation but depend on each other? this includes us humans as members of the Animal Kingdom.

Join with Alec on this behind-the-scenes look into plants.



 Face book link

Last up-dated 11th. February 2017

We are affiliated with Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd which is part of the national body the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) inc. (ANPSA).