• 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.

Opening hours: Weekdays 7.30 am to 3.30 pm.  Weekends 9 am to 4 pm  Damage has occurred to paths and entrance roads so please take care and avoid uneven ground and paths under repair. Our plants are thriving!

Botanic Gardens Open Day on Sunday 29th May from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be guided tours, a native plant stall, a morning tea stall, loads of wonderful native garden information and card and book sales. Please bring cash, no card facilities, sorry.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to book for one of our guided walks. Bookings are essential and numbers are limited:          

9.30 USEFUL PLANTS GARDEN - Andreas,           

·         10.3O THE GARDENS REGENERATION – Mari Jo

·         11.00 UNCOMMON PLANTS GARDEN – Peter Gould

·         11.00 NATIVE BEES AS POLLINATORS - Trudi

·         11.30 HOOP PINE FOREST - Marama

·         12.00 WILSON'S PARK SPECIES GARDEN - Tim 

·         12.00 USEFUL PLANTS GARDEN - Ken,        

12.30 ENCOUNTERS 2020 GARDEN - Tracey

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 0412317744

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 autumn 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.


Autumn 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. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING PROPAGATION GROUP at the nursery 9.30 to 12.00pm. Ring 0450596705 for information.  

    Contact Us

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING  10.30 am on Wednesday 25th May 2022 in the Visitors Centre.  

Our revised Constitution was ratified at the AGM in November 2021. A copy can be accessed in the Newsletters tab on the menu.

FEBRUARY edition of FLRBG Newsletter is now available.  Click on NEWSLETTER Tab

  Articles are now being accepted for August 2022 edition .     Contact Marie  marieThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Upcoming Events

Wed May 25 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Friends Work Day
Wed May 25 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Committee Meeting
Sun May 29 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Botanic Gardens Open Day




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