Next DAGs activity:

The DAGs and the Garden Design Study Group will visit Fiona's Matthew’s rural garden at 10.30am on Tuesday 17th October,2017 at 1617 Burra Road, Burra, NSW.

Fiona has invited ANPS members to bring a picnic lunch and then visit the renown botanical artist Sharon Field’s studio/gallery at the Burra Schoolhouse from 1.30 pm.


  • Activities are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month and feature a range of activities including local native garden visits, workshops and art and creative vistis related to native plants.
  • We combine our activities with the ANSPA Garden Design Study Group (GDSG).400px_P10402721.JPG
  • Check this page details for activity time and location. 
  • Generally, All ‘local’ activities commence at 10:30am as the activity may be located a significant distance from Canberra .
  • Members are to make their own travel arrangements, however, should you be without or in need of transport and I am travelling from Queanbeyan past your suburb to the event - do not hesitate to call me for help. I know other members will also assist you in the same circumstance.
  • Members of the Garden Design Study Group are invited and welcome to join with ANPS gardeners to give their considered advice on each of the garden sites.
  • Please Note: Times and dates may change due to the availability of the location, times and supporting staff.
  • Email is the best way for me to contact you but you will need to supply your email to me if you wish to be fully informed of changes.
  • All activities will conclude with either a morning tea or a luncheon at a café or restaurant close to the activity location.
  • To join the DAGs mailing list email the DAGs Coordinator

Bill Willis
24 Severne St Greenleigh NSW 2620
Ph:02 62975615
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Cool Country Natives,5A Beltana Rd, Pialligo generously agreed to the ANPS Day Activity Group and the ANPS Garden Design Study Group to visit them on Tuesday 19th September 2017 10.30am.

The Lunch venue will be announced closer to the date, and we are open to your suggestions. If the weather is fine and mild, the outdoor area of the Piallago Plant Farm would be ideal.

ANPS values Cool Country Natives and supports the collaboration between the two organisations. Cool Country Natives offer ANPS members a 5% discount on plant sales.


Dave Bishop's Garden 30 Perry St, Yass - Tuesday 22nd August, 2017 11.00am

  • The ANPS Day Activity Group and The Garden Design Study Group, August activity is a visit to Dave Bishop's garden at YassNSW
  • The DAGs should arrive around 11:00am Lunch at 12:15pm Trader & Co 92 Meehan St, Yass,  Ph: 0412 575 012.


ANBG July 18 2017 10:30am

During this chilly mid-winter period when many a DAG has 'migrated' to warmer climes, on July 18 2017 10:30am we will visit the Australian National Gallery to view Early Australian Landscape Artists.

The gallery has four galleries with art that focus on the artists interpretation of the floral landscape, at that moment in historical time, from the outset of European colonisation to more recent times.

The four ANBG galleries, Painting the land, Colonial viewpoints, Australian Impressionism and the Modernism gallerythat have a number of Australian landscape paintings and photos from over 30 significant artists.  Lunch will be at the gallery.


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  •   June 13th 2017 - Bob Nader - Wallaroo NSW 2618 126 Oakey Crk Rd,
    Wallaroo NSW
  • DAGS and the GDSG  visited to Bob Nader's native garden on Tuesday June 13th between 10:30am -12:00 noon at Wallaroo NSW


May 16 2017 - Bruce & Lyn Mitchell - 10 Donoghoe Place, Bungendore NSW

Fiona Riley's Garden

53 Angophora Street Rivett, ACT

Tuesday18th April 2017

DAGS and the GDSG visited Fiona Riley's native garden on Tuesday18th April between 10:30am -12:00noon at 53 Angophora Street Rivett, ACT. 

Lunch venue at A Bite To Eat, Chifley. The Fiona provided morning tea


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3 Ramage Pl Flynn, 2615 ACT

Tuesday14th March 2017

Els Wyn  generously invited DAGS and the Garden the Design Study Group to visit hernative garden on Tuesday14th March between 3 Ramage Pl Flynn, 2615 ACT.

Lunch was at the Ricardo’s, Jameson. The Els provided morning tea.


DAGS and Garden the Design Study Group planning session at

Lesley and Neville Page's Garden

Valley View Lane, Wamboin ACT 2620.

14th February (St Valentine's Day).

Lesley and Neville Page generously invited DAGS and the Garden the Design Study Group for a planning session on 14th February (St Valentine's Day) between 10:30am-12:00noon. Valley View Lane, Wamboin ACT 2620. Ph: 6238 1770 (remember Captain Cook!).

Lunch was at the Woodworks, Bungendore. The Pages provide morning tea.

We are looking for ANPS members to generously offer their gardens for DAGS and Garden Design Study Group to visit throughout 2017. We welcome all ANPS members and their contribution to the DAGs Planning Session. !

DAGs, Garden Design Study Group
and Wednesday Walkers Christmas Morning Tea and Luncheon 
Wednesday 14th December 2016
 Roger Farrow and Christine Kendrick will be welcoming DAGS and GDSG to morning tea/coffee and to visit their garden at ‘Timbelaya’ 777 Urila Rd, Urila via Burra (50 mins from Canberra Central). Christine Kendrick generously suggested that she can provide morning tea, easing burden of DAGs providing for this 'double bunger' event.

Late morning - We will then continue onto Peter and Lyn Woodbury's rural garden, where we will be again welcomed, for Christmas luncheon  at 1048 Old Cooma Rd, Googong (only 20 mins from ‘Timbelaya’).

Please contact Roger and Christine (6236 3105), Peter and Lyn (6299 5064) to see how you can contribute food and drink towards the celebratory Christmas visits. All ANPS  members are welcome

It has been a big year for the DAGs and GDSG with many people to thank for providing access to to their beautiful gardens and helping with the organisation of the visits. We welcome offers from members to visit their garden thoughout 2017.

Pamela and Noel Finger's Garden
10 Rechner Place, Flynn

Tuesday November 22nd 2016 

A visit to Pamela and Noel Finger's north Canberra urban native garden, 10 Rechner Place, Flynn. Their garden reflects Pamela and Noel's long-standing, staunch and passionate membership of ANPS. This maybe the last opportunity for ANPS to visit their beautiful garden, as sadly they are leaving Canberra for warmer Mackay. Ferns are but one floral feature. Pamela will be missed by all at ANPS as she has been a long time member and contributor to the life of ANPS. The DAGs wish her well in FNQ.
The Lunch venue will be Ricardos at Jameson. All ANPS members are welcome. Please note the date and time: Tuesday November 22nd 10:30 am.


Gardens at the Coast

Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th October

10:00 AM Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Phil Trickett and Catriona Bate

The address is 663E Little Forest Road, Little Forest (Ph. 4456 4775)

Little Forest Road is signposted on the Princes Highway a couple of km north of Milton. Take this turn and head west, following the road all the way up the hill (about 7km). Towards the end there is a particularly steep stretch which ends at a group of letterboxes on the left, you should be able to see a sign saying Lyrebird Lane (if you see the Little Forest Health Retreat, you have gone too far). Turn left here and once past the tennis court, our house is the second on the right. It is bitumen all the way.

2:00 PM Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Mark and Carolyn Noake

From Batemans Bay go down the Princess Hwy and pass through Mogo. 13 Km past Mogo, turn right onto Larrys Mt. Road. 1Km up Larrys Mt Road, take the first sealed road on the left Glendeuart Grove and follow it around the turn then left into Maclean Place. The Noake garden is the first driveway on the left with a large brown shed and 20 on the mailbox.

10:00 AM Wednesday 19 October

Christina Kennedy and Horse Island

Go towards the town of Bodalla on the Princess Highway and look for Potato Point Road on the left as you are going south or right if you are going north. This road also has the Bodalla Bowling and Recreation club of it to the right and is near the Public School. Go 3.9 Km down Potato Point road and then take a left onto Horse Island Road. Go to the end and cross the bridge onto Horse Island. Bear right and keep going until you see parking in a paddock on the right.

Any time in the afternoon Wednesday 19 October

Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens

The Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens is situated on a 42 hectare forest site five kilometres south of Batemans Bay. It is on the right coming north from Bodalla. Good or potential lunch venue. Credit facilities for food and drink are available at the café. No credit facilities available for plant sales run by the Friends of ERBG.

Princes Highway, Batemans Bay New South Wales Telephone: (02) 4471 2544 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Open  9.00am to 4.00 pm Wednesday to Sunday,

Any time in the afternoon Wednesday 19 October

Dwayne and Kylie Stocks of Verdigris Fern Nursery

268 Western Distributor Rd, Currowan NSW 2536. The Western Distributor Rd will be on your right hand side ascending the Clyde Mountain. Caution is required turning right onto Western Distributor Rd, from oncoming and impatient following vehicles.

I am awaiting further information on plant prices and whether credit facilities are available at the nursery.

Verdigris Nursery is a specialist fern nursery located in the foothills of the Clyde Mountain Range, about 25km inland from Batemans Bay, NSW. specialise in cold tolerant, drought tolerant and landscaping ferns.

Verdigris Nursery Ph 02 4478 1311

DAGs Coordinator 2016

Bill Willis

24 Severne St Greenleigh NSW 2620
Ph:02 62975615
Mo: 0407 268 797
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