• 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
  • Water Dragon at Gardens
    Water Dragon at Gardens
  • Tree Fern in Gardens
    Tree Fern in Gardens

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

Click on link to see Costa at the Gardens on 26th May    https://youtu.be/bfEmJ9cNKdw

Saturday 15th JUNE  5 year planning meeting for members of the Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens in the EEC at the Gardens, 9am to 1pm.  Come along and have your say in the future of your Botanic Gardens for the next 5 years and beyond. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help with catering if you intend to come along. If you can't make it, email your thoughts to the same email address.

Sunday 30th June  Monthly Guided Walk 10 am Peter will take you on a walk to see the Uncommon Plants Garden, with plants that are rare and threatened plants. Now very difficult to see in the wild, learn about these unique and intriguing plants, why they are so threatened and what the Botanic Gardens is doing to preserve them. $5 per person, children free, cash only sorry. Bookings essential as numbers are limited, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Walk goes for one hour, then join us in the Visitor's Centre for morning tea, (gold coin donation appreciated) Wear hat, sturdy shoes and bring water.

 FOR SALE! GREAT VALUE –  NEW set of Greeting cards featuring Friends' photos taken at the Gardens-  ON SALE  Set of 12 for $20. Pick up from Gardens or organise delivery by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 their birthday or 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.


WINTER 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.

    Contact Us

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING Sat 15th June 2024 at 9.15 am at the Visitors Centre, five-year planning meeting in the EEC, All welcome. Morning tea provided.

To contribute to our AUGUST 2024 newsletter, contact Tracey  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Upcoming Events

Wed Jun 12 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Volunteers Workday
Sat Jun 15 @ 9:30AM - 01:00PM
5 year planning meeting at the EEC
Wed Jun 19 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Volunteers Workday
Wed Jun 26 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Volunteers Workday
Sun Jun 30 @10:00AM - 11:00PM
Guided Walk Uncommon Plants Garden