• 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 have now reopened!

On Sunday 26th July we will have our next Guided Walk. More information coming.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL because of limited numbers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Gate only opens between 9 am and 9.30 am for 9.30 walks. Wear sturdy shoes, hat and stay to share morning tea with the Friends. Gold coin donation.

WORK Morning for volunteers - Gate only opens between 8 am till 8.30 am.  Help keep the gardens beautiful until 11 am. Bring water, wear long sleeves and pants, gloves and hat.  Share your morning tea at the Visitor's Centre.  0450596705 

Regular Wednesdays 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.

NBN NEWS REPORT  28/6/20            Gardens Volunteers back in the Gardens

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. 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 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. 

VOLUNTEER WORK DAYS AT THE GARDENS are held on the last Sunday of each month and every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 11 am.

OUR NEXT SUNDAY WORKDAY will be Sunday 26th July from 8 am.

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TUESDAY PROPAGATION GROUP  has restarted with social distancing    Contact Us 

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING - will be in Sat 18th July. 9.15am at the Environmental Education Centre

February  Newsletter is  currently available. There are 2 files - the main newsletter and an insert ; Article about Myrtle Rust  Articles are now being accepted for August 2020 edition .     Contact Marie  membershipThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Upcoming Events

Wed Jul 08 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Workday with the Friends 8-11am
Wed Jul 15 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Workday with the Friends 8-11am
Sat Jul 18 @ 9:15AM - 11:00PM
Friends Committee Meeting 9.15 am
Wed Jul 22 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Workday with the Friends 8-11am
Sun Jul 26 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Guided Walk 10 am
Wed Jul 29 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Workday with the Friends 8-11am
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