Welcome to Native Plants Queensland - Townsville
Native Plants Queensland - Townsville Branch, was originally known as Townsville SGAP and is the
oldest regional Queensland branch, founded in 1970, which provides a focal point for people
interested in propagating, growing and appreciating our unique native
Between the coastal mangrove
communities and the rainforest environments of our highest peaks, we estimate there
are up to 1,500 plant species, encompassing the largest trees, to grasses, ferns
You can explore some of our
favourite places by using the links at left
The Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP) was formed in 1957 to develop the horticultural
potential of Australian native plants and preserve them through cultivation
With over 8,000 members throughout Australia, it is one of the largest horticultural societies in
the country and has made a significant contribution to understanding Australian flora, its
cultivation, and introduction into nurseries and home gardens
Dietrich's Morning Glory
Seen here at Cape Cleveland at the northern end of its range which
begins near Marlborough in central Queensland
Considered a rare plant in the district it is a vigorous climber
usually in vine thickets where it will cover small canopy trees
Seen in Mackenzie Creek this drought defying vine in full fruit!
SGAP Townsville celebrates its 45th Anniversary!
A big thanks to Townsville City Council for
their reception held at Anderson Gardens exactly 45 years to the day!
Several original members from 1970 were
present including John Donahue
And a special mention goes to Don Glasgow and
Betsy Jackes who are now Life Members of our branch!
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Books! Books! Books!
SGAP Townsville has recently
published a new book............
You can buy all of our three publications
directly from us......BOOKS
They say you can't keep a good man down.....
Our good friend and mentor Keith Townsend has taken up the challenge,
and in collaboration with ABC OPEN has a series of blogs on plants and local history!
Please view the links here........BLOGS
A tree found in Cape York as far south as Cairns, in lowland rainforest
Seen here in full fower in Anderson Gardens
CONGRATULATIONS TO KEITH TOWNSEND
ON BEING AWARDED A LIFE MEMBERSHIP TO SGAP QUEENSLAND REGION!
Keith Townsend with his certificate and being congratulated by our longest
serving member, John Donahue
SGAP Townsville have been involved in unravelling the identification of an
unusual tree found on Mt Stuart
click on the image for more
Published in Australian Systematic Botany 2012
See the relevant section here....