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Sutherland Group



Meetings - what and where
Information sheets on Local Australian Plants
Fact sheet on Propagating Australian Plants
History of the Group
50th Anniversary of the Group
Sutherland Shire Native Plant Selector
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Easter show win for group
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2017 Speaker Program
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List of plants in flower this month in RNP
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Sutherland Group of the Australian Plants Society is an active community group which aims to share our enthusiasm and knowledge of native plants. We have monthly meetings with guest speakers and other activities such as bush walks, garden visits, working bees and more.


Connecting children with nature

Connecting children with nature

Wednesday 15 November 2017 8pm: Ryan Keith, a researcher at the University of Sydney, will present results from a survey of over 1,000 school students on how children connect with nature, explaining major findings including concepts such as nature deficit disorder.

Free Visitors welcome. We have native plants for sale from Ausplants Nursery, books to borrow, plant identification, plant raffle, a free supper and friendly people to chat with. And you can buy our identification tool Coastal Plants of the RNP. Contact Leonie Hogue ph 9528 6083.



Master List of Plants on the Plant Table at APS Sutherland Meetings

Master List of Plants on the Plant Table at APS Sutherland Meetings

Dan Clarke has put together a list of plants that have appeared on the Plant Table at meetings of the Sutherland Group over the last several years. Dan has compiled notes from the meetings about each plant, added some notes from his own experience and provided some links to find more information.






Latest Sutherland Group Newsletter

November 2017 edition with various reports on recent activities and new upcoming ones.


What’s On in Sutherland Group

Go to the newsletter on this link and skip to the "For Your Diary" pages.



Spring Gully

Sutherland Group submission on an amended Proposed development in Spring Gully, Bundeena

This letter was submitted to Sutherland Council re the amended proposed development that will result in unacceptable impacts to the area, adjoining one of the most important Australian conservation areas, the Royal National Park, now proposed for world heritage listing.





First progress report for our monitoring of Prostanthera densa in the Royal National Park for the Save Our Species Program on Prostanthera densa.






Plants of the Palona Cave Walk

List of plants found on the Palona Cave Walk from 8 March

John Arney with help from Ian Hill has put together a list of plants identified on the Palona Cave walk from 8 March 2014.




Turning 50

Celebration of Sutherland Group's 50 years

Sutherland Group celebrated its 50th anniversary last year (2013). More than 80 current and former members of the group and representatives from other groups attended an enjoyable afternoon tea on Sunday 28 April 2013 at the Kareela Golf Club. A special page is dedicated to the celebrations.




Submission to the Weed Management Review from APS Sutherland

Our conservation officer has prepared a submission to the Weed Management Review undertaken by the Natural Resources Commission.




Bonnet Bay Bush

Botanical walk through Bonnet Bay School bushland

Discover the delights of our local native bushland with a short walk and activity books designed by Dan Clarke, Sutherland Group member. Enjoy the signposted walk through the bushland grounds of Bonnet Bay Public School at 34R Tudar Rd, Bonnet Bay. Set up in conjunction with the Sutherland Shire Council through their Greenweb program, the Botanical Walk is a fantastic learning resource for students and the wider community.




Epacris longiflora

CD of Coastal Plants of the Royal National Park

Update v3.2.0 now available! With details of over 300 plants plus more that 1200 photographs this interactive CD is a must for anyone interested in the native plants of the Sydney region

Running the Coastal Plants CD on a Mac

Although there is no version for Macintosh computers, a member shares his experiences with running the Coastal Plants CD in a Windows emulator on a Mac.


Fact sheets on Australian Plants

Where to buy Australian Plants, labelled plants in the Joseph Banks Plant Reserve and more.

Easter show win for Sutherland Group members

Some members of the Sutherland Group had a well-deserved win at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.



The Group meets every month except December and January on the third Wednesday of each month at 8.00pm.

Meetings are held at the Gymea Community Hall, 39 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea (map).

Each meeting generally has the following format

If you can't make our meetings, why not go to a nearby group meeting?

See also our list of past speakers.

Contact: Secretary (see contact list)

Australian Plants Society Sutherland Group on Facebook

About the Australian Plants Society

The aims and objectives of the Australian Plants Society are:

The Australian Plants Society NSW is organised into District Groups. Sutherland is one such group. The APS was previously known as the Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP) but changed its name in 1997 to reflect members' broad range of interests in Australian plants. The Australian Plants Society NSW is a member of the federal organisation Australian Native Plants Society (Australia), formerly known as the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants - ASGAP.

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