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Density and Diversity

Density and Diversity                                       
The Northern Tablelands, of NSW, is a challenging area to establish gardens. Winters are usually characterised by a series heavy frosts throughout the season. This presents problems particularly if you wish to cultivate native plants as many come from milder, coastal and more temperate areas.
Our garden is situated on a windswept, 900 metre high hill west of Armidale on the Northern Tablelands of NSW. We have succeeded in successfully cultivating a wide range of native plants by copying nature. In any given area of bushland (eg the Hawkesbury sandstone country around Sydney) there is a wide range (diversity) of native species growing close together (density).

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2015 Group Get Together

2015 Annual APS Group Get Together - Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains District Group is hosting the 2015 Annual Get Together. To be held on the weekend of 4-5 July 2015, the Annual Get Together promises to be as interesting and informative as previous years. The program for this year is outlined below.

Friday 3 July 2015, 2.00pm to 4.30pm – Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve

Home of the Blue Mountains District Group, the delightful Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve and nursery will be open from 2pm for walks and plant purchases. A gentle, guided walk through the Reserve led by one of our longstanding members will commence at 2.30pm. Our knowledgeable nursery managers will be available to answer your questions and assist you with plant purchases. If you would like to find out more information about the Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve visit our website at http://www.apsbluemtnsgroup.org

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AIMS

aims  

The aims of the Society are:

  * To foster and promote appreciation, study and participation in growing and propagating Australian native plants
* By lawful means, foster, support and promote the preservation and conservation of Australian native plants
* To encourage the use of Australian native plants in home gardens and public places
* To improve native plants as garden subjects
* To interest nurserymen in propagating & supplying
Australian native plants to the public
* To increase and disseminate general knowledge of Australian plants

The aims are broad and allow us to respond to changing needs and priorities and to encompass all aspects of Australian plants.

To join the society please print, complete and return the form obtained here.

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Members

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Members are from all age groups and ways of life from amateurs who want to learn a bit more about Australian plants to professionals - from artists, florists, farmers and nurserymen to plant scientists: anyone who has an interest in Australian flora.

Many members enjoy Australian plants as garden subjects in the suburbs or the challenge of propagating and cultivating difficult to grow species or finding and propagating unusual forms of plants; many contribute to conservation, education, study of bushland or the awakening of a love of the Australian flora in others; others grow Australian plants commercially, many enjoy travel looking at Australian plants in their normal habitat, and photography. For many, membership of the Society is a way of meeting like minded people.

Members who have a professional interest in Australian plants can obtain information outside their specialised area. Some members who do not work with Australian plants for a living but have qualifications in botany, horticulture and so on, find satisfaction in using their knowledge in a leisure activity. For many members of the Society it is a relaxing and enjoyable activity and their first involvement with Australian plants. The Australian Plants Society also has among its members local government authorities, schools, other societies, libraries, corporations and government bodies.

To join the society please print, complete and return the form obtained here.