• Hoop Pine Forest
    Hoop Pine Forest
  • Bottlebrush Flower
    Bottlebrush Flower
  • Harlequin Bug
    Harlequin Bug
  • Hovea acutifolia
    Hovea acutifolia
  • Native Hibiscus
    Native Hibiscus
  • Trees at Gardens
    Trees at Gardens
  • Tea Tree Flowers
    Tea Tree Flowers
  • Maia gets award from Geoff
    Maia gets award from Geoff
  • Education walk for primary school
    Education walk for primary school
  • Tree Fern in Gardens
    Tree Fern in Gardens

Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Inc (FLRBG)

OPEN DAY Sunday 28 May 9.30am till 12 noon

See Facebook for details

FLRBG is a non-profit group of volunteers working in conjunction with the Lismore City Council to establish, develop and maintain the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens. The Friends were officially formed in December 1998 but the dream of establishing a Botanic Garden in the Lismore area had been around since 1988. The Gardens opened officially in June 2013

These Gardens  are been established on waste land on the southern outskirts of Lismore. Walking through the lush rainforest that is now emerging it is hard to imagine that it was ever less than beautiful. We grow only native plants – mostly rainforest - which are endemic to an area within 200kms of the city of Lismore in northern NSW. 

This is a wonderful place to visit with big colourful information signs, individual tree labels, paths, seats, picnic areas and of course a superb collection of local rainforest plants. It is great place to take visitors, for kids to explore or a delightful place to just be. There are many places to walk and an added attraction is the native wildlife.  Visitors Centre was officially opened on 21 December but will only be opened occasionally for time being.  Always open on work days.  


HOOP PINE FOREST   -  A gently graded walking loop path that goes right up to the top of the hill in the Hoop Pine Forest has been constructed. Basic signs are in position and it is becoming a delightful place to walk in the cool ambience of the huge Araucaria cunninghmamii trees. The path was officially opened on 29 May and hundreds of visitors carried stones to the top to help build our labyrinth.  A really delightful morning! 

WORK DAYS AT THE GARDENS    are usually held on the last Sunday of each month and every Wednesday morning. Wear protective clothing, bring insect repellent. We usually work for about three hours including time for morning tea... so bring a cuppa and something to eat. This is a good time to work with an enthusiastic group of people, to share ideas and enjoy being in a beautiful natural environment, helping to build a Botanic Garden!   

OUR NEXT SUNDAY WORKDAY  is on 28 May  - also our Open Day  Gate open for volunteers at 8.00 till 8.30 then again for the public at 9am. Contact Us

WEDNESDAY WORK GROUP each week starting at 8.00am   

TUESDAY PROPAGATION GROUP   each Tuesday morning at the Gardens 8am.  Contact Us 

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING at Education Centre at Gardens    Saturday 20 May 2017 at 9.15am 

February 2017 edition of our Newsletter is  available.  Articles are now being accepted for August 2017 Issue. 


Upcoming Events

Sun May 28 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Wed May 31 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
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