Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Inc (FLRBG)
Weekdays 7.30 am to 3.30 pm. Weekends 9 am to 4 pm 313 Wyrallah Road East Lismore. 3 kms from the Lismore CBD.
Friends workdays Wednesdays 1st, 8th and 15th December, then restart Wednesday 5th January 8 am to 11 am. Join us!
- Useful Plants Garden (unpaved, slight incline)
- Hoop Pine Forest Walk (unpaved, moderate incline)
- Wilson's Park Species Garden (flat, unpaved)
- Rainforest Walk (paved, slight incline)
- Sensory Garden (paved, flat, accessible)
Limited numbers for each walk so bookings are essential. Gold coin donation appreciated. Please bring proof of your double vaccination or a medical exemption certificate and phone to check in (sign in available too) and wear sturdy shoes and hat. Please do not come to the Gardens if you have any flu symptoms or are feeling unwell.
If you would like to join the Friends and spend some time in the Gardens with us, please contact Ros on 0412317744. See more information below. We have lots to do in summer to keep the gardens looking good.
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 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 and other local native plants. It is great place to take visitors, and for kids to explore. The COOL CUBBY near first car park and SOLAR CLOCK in Sensory Garden are great favourites. A very new feature is the little walkway and lookout in PALM GULLY at the western end of the Gardens, just beyond the Nursery. The HOOP PINE FOREST, at the eastern end, is a lovely cool shady place to walk. The paths, unsealed but well graded, take you up to a stony LABYRINTH at the top and the newly installed BIG OLD CHURCH BELL, a little further along the ridge. Have a look and feel free to ring the bell to mark your visit to the top of the forest.
Summer brings many unique flowers and fruits in the rainforest, so look up, and down! Our insects and birds are always quietly busy. Check out our notice boards at the Visitors Centre and garden shed for photos of what to look out for.
VOLUNTEER WORK DAYS AT THE GARDENS are held every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 11 am and on the last Sunday of each month from 9 am to 11 am. From the 11th October, you will need to bring proof of full vaccination against Covid 19 or a medical exemption to join the group (the first time you come after the 11th October). No workdays 22nd or 29th December.
OUR NEXT SUNDAY WORKDAY will be Sunday 30 January from 9 am to 11 am. Ring 0450596705 if you'd like to join in or just turn up, bringing your proof of full vaccination against Covid 19 or a medical exemption, wearing sturdy shoes, long sleeves and long pants. Bring gloves and a hat.
WEDNESDAY MORNING PROPAGATION GROUP at the nursery 9.30 to 11.00am. Ring 0450596705 for information. You will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 or have a medical exemption to work at the nursery.
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING 9.30 am on Saturday 15th January 2022 in the Environmental Education Centre.