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Newcastle District Group





The Newcastle District Group of the Australian Plants Society is an active group that meets at the Hunter Wetlands Centre.

A map (and directions) of how to get to the Hunter Wetland Centre can be found on their web site -



Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every Month (except January).

December is an informal XMAS gathering.

People start arrivIng at our meetings at around 7:00 p.m. with the formalities starting at 7:30 p.m.

Visitors are always welcome to our meetings.

Highlights of our meetings:-

  • Plants (seedlings) for sale to members
  • Raffle plants
  • Plant ID segment
  • Item of the month
  • Outstanding guest speakers - (See Speakers page for upcoming speakers)
  • A quick run down of upcoming events.
  • Supper and chat.



Some of the activities of our group include:-

  • Midweek group that has outings such as garden visits and bushwalks.
  • Weekend activities also include garden visits and bushwalks.
  • Maintenance of the Hunter Wetlands Centre
  • Maintenance of the Parry Place Garden at the Hunter Regional Botanic Gardens
  • Propagation of plants.

(See Activities page for upcoming outings).


Benefits of APS membership

As well as the above meetings and activities, members are provided with:-

  • Access to our extensive library
  • A bi-monthly District Group newsletter
  • Quarterly issues of magazines "Australian Plants" and "Native Plants for NSW".
  • Discounts off plant books from participating outlets.
  • Discounts off plants from participating nurseries.
  • Access to a Native plant seed bank.
  • Access to specialist Native plant Study Groups.
  • Assistance with gardening, plant identification, and weed control, from experienced members.


Our postal address is

APS Newcastle Group
PO Box 76


APS Newcastle has a flickr page -

NSW Regional website of APS  -

National website of ASGAP -


Find us on Facebook "APS Newcastle Group"



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