The Australian Plants Society Newcastle Group (APS Newcastle Group) began in 1960.   Members grow, study and research Australia’s native plants and promote the use of native plants in domestic gardens.

The Flannel Flower, Actinotus helianthi, is the Group’s emblem.

Here is a YouTube video which shows you how easy they are to grow, especially in a pot.


The aims of the Australian Plants Society NSW and member groups 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.


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