• 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) 


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 8 am to 11 am. Join us!  

NEXT SUNDAY Guided Walk  30th January at 9.30 am One hour walk in the Useful Plants Garden and information on our pollinators. Bookings are essential.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Wear sturdy shoes. Path is unpaved and has slight incline.

Or if you'd rather, gather a group of friends and family and  book a one hour walk in any, some, or all of the following parts of the Gardens. Give two or three possible dates and times which suit you. Self-guided walk brochures also available at the Visitor's Centre.

  • 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. 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.  

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, wearing sturdy shoes, long sleeves and long pants.  Bring morning tea, water, gloves and a hat.

    Contact Us

WEDNESDAY MORNING PROPAGATION GROUP at the nursery 9.30 to 11.00am. Ring 0450596705 for information. 

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING  9.30 am on Saturday 19th February 2022 in the Environmental Education Centre.  

August Newsletter is  currently availableArticles are now being accepted for February 2022 edition .     Contact Marie  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   



Upcoming Events

Wed Jan 19 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Friends workday
Wed Jan 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Australia Day CLOSED
Sun Jan 30 @ 9:00AM - 11:00PM
Guided Walks and Friends Workday




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