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:    Recent and 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.   Presentations by Mike Donovan, on Frogs of the S.C. region and Ian McMaster on “Invertebrates – the other 99% – local animals with interesting stories”

Sunday 11th  April.  Excursion to Heath Translocation Site (Compensatory Habitat Project) guided by Spencer Shaw.

Native Plants Queensland – 2021 Autumn Plants Market.  Saturday 24th April  at Samford Showgrounds.

Sunday 9th  May.  Excursion to two small but diverse patches of dry rainforest guided by Eric and Diana.

Sunday 13th June. Excursion to Land for Wildlife property, at Wootha guided by the owner.

Sunday 8th August. NPQ Quarterly Gathering, hosted at Ben Bennett Botanical Park Caloundra by Native Plants Sunshine Coast followed by Park excursion.

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

Sunday 10th October.  8.30am.  Excursion to 45 acre Land for Wildlife private property adjoining the Eumundi Conservation Park.  

BYO morning tea and seating and wear enclosed footwear.  RSVP and details to Pam: or 5429 6845.

Sunday, 7th November.  Please arrive 8.30 a.m. to facilitate 9.00 a.m. start.  Gardens for Wildlife, focus on the Wallum.  Presentations by four speakers.  Hilary Pearl’s Wallum research project results; Ed Meyer, Qld. Frog Society, on Wallum Wildlife including acid frogs; Allan Carr on Wonders of the Wallum and Joan Dillon on Wallum Plants for the Garden.     

Venue:  Verandah Room on ground floor at rear of Maleny Community Centre in Maple Street; with small charge to cover cost of room hire. Morning tea provided (for lunch try a Maleny cafe or BYO).  Numbers limited.

Please RSVP to Pam Watson: or  5429 6845.

Sunday, 12th December.  End of year break up.   Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens and Nursery, Fairhill Road, Yandina. Please arrive at opening time of 8.00 a.m., so the new owner ( Steve ) can show us around the nursery, and for a short walk through part of the restored Botanical Garden.  A small cafe on site is available for refreshments. Please RSVP for required table bookings if staying on for croissants and conversations.

Pam: or 5429 6845. 

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.