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The Australian Native Plants Society, Canberra Region Inc. (ANPS Canberra) was established in 1962 as the Society for Growing Australian Plants, Canberra Region Inc. and changed its name in 1999.

The Society is a non-profit, voluntary organisation dedicated to the growing, conservation, preservation, promotion and appreciation of Australian native plants.

Our aims are:

To provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas on the horticulture of Australian native plants including their cultivated varieties.
To improve Australian native plants as garden subjects.
To promote the conservation of Australian plants and their habitats.
To observe and support laws for the preservation of Australian native plants.
To interest nurserymen in propagating and supplying Australian native plants to the general public.
To record faithfully all information received by the Society on the horticulture of Australian native plants and to publish such information from time to time.
To promote the study of Australian native plants by sponsoring or engaging in scientific research.
To purchase, acquire, receive, sell, transfer, demise and otherwise deal with any real or personal property in pursuit of the objects of the Society.
To be and remain a Member Society of the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants Incorporated.
•. To do such things as are necessary and incidental to attain the objects of the Society.


We have a wide range of formal and informal activities involving large and small groups. This website has information about many of them.

ANPS has a membership of over 200. It is affiliated with the Australian Native Plants Society Australia (ANPSA), and keeps in touch with its counterparts in the States through exchange newsletters and Journals, and through the ANPSA biennial Conference. Members also have the opportunity to participate in Australia-wide Study Groups that focus on particular genera or plant families, or on related horticutural topics.

The Society's major publication is Australian Plants for Canberra Region Gardens and other cool climate areas (5th edn. 2015). ANPS also publishes a Bulletin each month except January, a quarterly Journal and a number of information pamphlets. In addition the Society acts as a base for two ANPSA Study Groups, has a conservation group, a propagation groupfield trips, Wednesday Walks and a bookstall at the members meetings and encourages member growers.

The Society may be contacted at PO Box 217, Civic Square, ACT 2608 or by email through the Contact Us on this website.