Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Inc (FLRBG)
The Gardens are on Widjabul country. 313 Wyrallah Road East Lismore. 3 kms from the Lismore CBD
NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THE SITE – Guide and Companion Dogs excepted
Opening hours: Weekdays 7.30 am to 3.30 pm. Weekends 9 am to 4pm CLOSED 25th and 26th December, 2023 Closed: 1st and 26th January 2024
Become a Friend of our Gardens. We welcome your help to maintain this beautiful slice of the Northern Rivers. Membership is only $10 per year. Buy a membership for a friend for Christmas. Click on the Newsletter tab to find and download our interactive Membership form.
Friends Workdays: Wednesdays 8 am to 11 am. Join us. Wear long sleeves and pants, hats and bring gloves and morning tea.
Contact Ros on 0412 317 744 Nursery volunteers also welcome. Wednesdays between 9.30 am and 12 pm. Ring 0450 596 705 to let us know you are coming or just turn up.
Please do not come to work at the Gardens if you have any flu symptoms or are feeling unwell.
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 in the Gardens is a busy time. Come and enjoy the many unique flowers and fruits in the rainforest. 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.
WEDNESDAY MORNING PROPAGATION GROUP at the nursery 9.30 to 12.00pm. Ring 0450596705 for more information. Plants can be purchased at this time. Please bring cash.
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING Sat 20th January 2024 in the Visitors Centre.