Gardens for Wildlife – our theme for 2021

Regionally our native flora is not only highly attractive and diverse. It is also adaptable and the home of our native fauna. The goal is to bring all these features together at the garden scale as well as in the landscape.

Native Plants Sunshine Coast Meetings, Excursions and Local Events

Enquiries: or 5429 6845.

Please contact Events Management if you have anything to contribute to this calendar.

2021:    Scheduled Events

Annual General Meeting held on 14th February.  Presentation on the history of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge given by Eric Anderson.

Sunday 14th March 2021 at 9:00am. Hinterland Business Centre, 38a Coral Street, Maleny (next to Barung Landcare office).       Presentations:                                      Mike Donovan, author and photographer, on Frogs of the S.C. region.      Ian McMaster on “Invertebrates – the other 99% – local animals with interesting stories”

Enquiries: or 5429 6845.   BYO morning tea, cup, cutlery, plate.  Covid regulations apply, numbers are restricted and please do not come if you are feeling unwell.   RSVP required.

Sunday. 11th  April 2021 at 8.00am.  Excursion.   Heath Translocation Site (Compensatory Habitat Project). Spencer Shaw will be our guide.

 BYO morning tea and seating.  RSVP and inquiries on location and access to or 5429 6845.

Native Plants Queensland 2021 Autumn Plants Market.  Saturday 24th April  from 9:00am. until 3:00am.  Samford Showgrounds. 38 Showgrounds Drive, Highvale, Samford Valley.  Details:

Sunday. 9th  May (Mother’ Day) 2021 at 8.30am.  Excursion to two small but diverse patches of dry rainforest with easy access.  Eric and Diana will be our guides.

BYO morning tea and seating.  RSVP and inquiries on location and access to or 5429 6845.

Sunday 13th June at 8:00am. Excursion to Land for Wildlife property, at Wootha near Maleny. The owner  will be our guide.

Sunday 8th August at 10:00am. NPQ Quarterly Gathering, hosted at Ben Bennett Botanical Park Caloundra by Native Plants Sunshine Coast. Queen Street Entrance. Morning tea and talk followed by Park excursion.

Parking in Park or Queen Street. Covid safe event. BYO morning tea/lunch and seating. RSVP to

Sunday 12th September 9:00am. Visit to Land for Wildlife property at Hunchy guided by owners.

BYO morning tea. No on street parking and only 12 cars inside ( car pool if possible ). RSVP and inquiries on location and access until 7th September contact Pam or 5429 6845. After that date contact Karen at

Notable events we participated in or presented in recent years:

World Environment Day.

The Living Backyard area at the Queensland Garden Expo.

Spring Flower Show and Plant Market, Mt.Coot-tha.

ANPSA Conference, Albany WA.

Guided walk through Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha with Friends of the Garden.

Guided walk through private Land for Wildlife property, Maleny.

Guided walk in the Marcus High Dunes section of Noosa National Park.

Excursion to Bobbie Sattler Nature Refuge.