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Activities Calendar

November 2017

    Rockhampton Branch

    Friday 24 November 2017 07:00pm

    Rockhampton branch meet on the fourth Friday of each month (except December) for about 2-2.5 hours starting at 7.00 pm. Meetings typically involve a presentation by a guest speaker, socialising over a cup of tea followed by a discussion of the plants on display (identification/habitat/propagation). 
Meetings are held at the Frenchville State School Activity Centre, Frenchville Rd.



    Wallum and Coastal Heathland Study Group

    Sunday 26 November 2017 09:00am

    Meet – 9.00am at Col Fisher Park, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island – cuppa & chat before proceeding to wildflower areas. Wear hat, sun protection. Discussion of future activities – this is final outing for 2017. UBD Map 52:J1.


    Mackay Branch

    Monday 27 November 2017

    Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens/SGAP Herbarium session.

    Our branch members catalogue species growing at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. We maintain records and preparing specimens to be vouchered by Qld Herbarium.


    Mackay Branch

    Thursday 30 November 2017 07:30am

    Propagation Group Nursery Session

    Our propagation group meets from 7.30am on the last Thursday morning of each month at the branch's nursery at Queens Park. The main objective of the group is to grow and promote native species suitable for local conditions, for members, public plant sales and for special projects. 


December 2017

    PIne Rivers Branch

    Sunday 03 December 2017 11:00am

    Christmas Party – 11.00am for a 12 noon lunch at George & Helen Smith’s home, 6 Creekwood  Court, Warner. Please bring a plate of food to share and a chair – also plants for our usual Christmas Plant Swap. 

    Our branch meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month, commencing at 12 noon at various locations – sometimes in members gardens or at interesting local parks and environmental areas. BYO picnic lunch, afternoon tea, a chair and all the usual things needed for an outdoor activity. 

    Remember to bring plant specimens from your garden to show and tell. Bring any potted plants for the Plant Exchange. If you have any plant problems or unexpected garden surprises bring them along for discussion too. All are welcome to attend any of our meetings.


    Brisbane Western Suburbs Branch

    Tuesday 05 December 2017 07:30pm

    Brisbane's Western Suburbs branch meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm.  We meet in the Chapel Hill State School Administration Building.  Enter the grounds via Ironbark Road, Chapel Hill.



    Samford Branch

    Tuesday 05 December 2017 07:30pm

    Meeting – Revegetating an Acreage Property by the South Pine River at Samford by Branch member Karen Boulter. 

    Samford branch meetings and workshops are held at 7.30 p.m. at the CWA Hall, Main St, Samford on the first Tuesday of each month except January. We invite a wide range of speakers, and visitors are most welcome (refreshments supplied).


    Brisbane Southside Branch

    Wednesday 06 December 2017 07:30pm

    Brisbane Southside branch meets at 7:30pm on the second Thursday of the month at the Holland Park Library meeting room, Seville Road, Holland Park.


    Logan River Branch

    Thursday 07 December 2017 09:00am

    Propagation Morning

    On the first Thursday of the month our group meets at Eagleby Community Nursery for a propagation morning.

    We use different propagating techniques, growing plants from seeds and cuttings as well as grafting.  

    We grow many different kinds of plants, from grevilleas and callistemons to butterfly host plants and bush tucker plants.  

    The resulting plants are shared amongst members or sold at one of Native Plants Queensland's regional Plant Markets.


    Mackay Branch

    Thursday 07 December 2017 07:30pm

    Meeting – Social Break-up Supper – please bring food for a shared Christmas supper. 

    Mackay branch meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of the month (excluding January, July & October).  Meetings are held at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens meeting room, Lagoons St, Mackay.



    Brisbane Daytime Branch

    Friday 08 December 2017 10:00am

    Christmas Celebration Meeting – 10.00am at Sherwood Forest Park, Jolimont St, Sherwood (UBD Map 178:J19). Shared BYO Christmas treats for morning tea – lunch at a local restaurant. 

    Brisbane Daytime branch meets at a different venue around the Brisbane area each month.  We meet on the 2nd Friday of every month, except for January. We start with morning tea at 9:30am, followed by a meeting and discussion at 10am.  Please bring your morning tea, lunch and a chair and wear a hat and sensible walking shoes.  Vistitors are welcome.


    Warwick Branch

    Friday 08 December 2017 07:30pm

    Warwick branch meets at 7:30pm on the second Friday of the month.  Meetings are held at the Lighthouse Centre, 37 Guy Street, Warwick. Excursions are held on the Saturday of the week following monthly meeting. See our events calendar for details.


    Native Plants Queensland Regional Gathering

    Saturday 09 December 2017

    Christmas Gathering – Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong.



    Saturday 09 December 2017

    Christmas Break-up – basic overnight accommodation and catering at Seaforth Pines @ $70 per person (bunk beds, BYO sheets & pillow – no aircon) – lots of surrounding bush to explore. 



    Sunday 10 December 2017 09:30am

    Meet – 9.30am at Café at Spinnaker Park/Marina – lunch at café at Spinnaker. 


    Sunshine Coast Branch

    Sunday 10 December 2017 02:00pm

    Native Plants Queensland's Sunshine Coast Branch meet for 2-3 hours at 2pm on the second Sunday of each month except January, but there are often other events and propagation days between regular meetings. Many of our meetings are excursions to explore some of the beautiful natural places in our region, usually led by an expert in the flora of that location. For further details of our upcoming program, see our website npqsuncoast.org


    Caboolture Daytime Branch

    Tuesday 12 December 2017 09:30am

    Christmas Meeting – 10.30am at Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC), 150 Rowley Road, Burpengary (UBD Map 67:M15). Shared morning tea/lunch. 

    Caboolture Daytime branch meets on the second Tuesday of each month at a different venue each time. Check our events calendar for details.  

    Meetings commence at 9.30 am and conclude at 2.30 pm. Please bring your morning tea, lunch and a  chair.  Wear sensible walking shoes, hat and insect repellent. 


    Ipswich Branch

    Tuesday 12 December 2017 07:30pm

    Native Plants Queensland's Ipswich branch meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (except January). We meet at the Environmental Education Centre, Queens Park, Ipswich.  Meetings start at 6:30pm, after which we welcome a guest speaker to give a talk starting at 7.30pm. 


    Innisfail Branch

    Wednesday 13 December 2017 04:00pm

    Innisfail branch meets at 4pm on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 Stitt Street (the Backyard Blitz site), Innisfail. 


    Townsville Branch

    Wednesday 13 December 2017 07:30pm

    Townsville branch meetings are held at 7:30pm on the second Wednesday of the month.  We meet at the Annandale Community Centre, rear of Ann­an­dale Central Shopping Centre, University Road, Townsville.



    Cairns Branch

    Saturday 16 December 2017

    Cairns branch meetings are held in conjunction with field trips on the third Saturday of each month. See www.sgapcairns.org.au for details


    Kingaroy and Districts Branch

    Saturday 16 December 2017 09:00am

    Our branch meets monthly (except December) for an activity on the third weekend of each month, alternating Saturdays and Sundays.

    Activities are planned 12 months in advance and include outings to local remnant vine scrubs, Nature Reserves and National Parks. The January activity is indoors: we take the opportunity of conducting an education day and, for example, learn more about using plant ID keys.

    All meetings commence with morning tea at 9.00am and continue until mid afternoon. Following an invitation or successful request for permission, a visit will be planned to a local property of interest and a plant list compiled.  


    Logan River Branch

    Thursday 21 December 2017 09:30am

    Native Plants Queensland's Logan River branch meets on the third Thursday of each month at a different venue each time. Meetings start at 9.30am. Check the events calendar each month for details of our upcoming meeting location.

    Logan River branch meetings are held outdoors at a local national park, council reserve or botanic gardens, or at a branch member's house where members are able to visit their garden. The branch meeting can also include a talk from a guest speaker.

    At Logan River branch meetings members often discuss different cultivation techniques and problems as well as many other native plant related issues such as future nursery projects, interesting areas to explore and visit, plants with horticultural potential, and local conservation issues. We plan future outings and make plans for Native Plants Queensland's regional plant markets. The branch meetings always commence with a shared morning tea and finish with lunch for those who like to stay on. Members bring plant samples from their gardens to discuss or show as well as plants to share in a plant raffle.