Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Inc (FLRBG)
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.
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.
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 and finish with 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!.
SPECIAL SCIENCE WEEK OPEN DAY 20 August 9am till 1pm. Rainforest Plant Identification Key workshop with High and Nan Nicholson. Lots of activities for kids including tour of MRF at the Recycling Centre. Coffee Van on site for the morning. Bring your own picnic lunch.
OUR NEXT SUNDAY WORKDAY is on 28 August . Contact Us
WEDNESDAY WORK GROUP each week starting at 8.00am
TUESDAY PROPAGATION GROUP at Rose's place. Start 8am. Contact Us
NEXT COMMITTEE MEEETING
Saturday13 August 9.15am at EEC at the Gardens.
August 2016 edition of our Newsletter is available. Articles are now being accepted for February 2017 Issue.