Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Inc (FLRBG)
The Gardens have now reopened. All Friends and volunteer work days have begun with hand sanitising, social distancing and limited numbers in each area. Morning tea in the outdoor education space enables us to enjoy company at a safe distance. 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.
Australian and New Zealand Botanic Gardens Open Day has been postponed.
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 - paths unsealed but well graded - take you up to stoney 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 to bell to mark your visit to the top of the forest.
Late summer and early autumn is a magnificent time in the Gardens - a mass of flowers and fruits!! Many of the flowers are tiny and may seem insignificant but a closer look reveals that they are really beautiful! Others, however, are positively flamboyant and many have quite unfamiliar and interesting growth patterns.
WORK DAYS AT THE GARDENS are usually held on the last Sunday of each month and every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 11 am.
OUR NEXT SUNDAY WORKDAY will be the last Sunday in June.
TUESDAY PROPAGATION GROUP has restarted with social distancing Contact Us
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING - will be in Sat 20th June. 9.15am at the Environmental Education Centre