Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Inc (FLRBG)
We are open: Monday - Friday 7.30 am to 3.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 4 pm (may change due to Covid restrictions)
Some paths and parking areas have been roped off, as we had some erosion damage in last heavy rainfall. Please take care.
Our next Guided Walk will be on Sunday, 31st January. Meet at Visitors Centre at 9.15 am for a 9.30 start. Useful Plants Walk with Ken. This is an unpaved, but easy walk.
Wear sturdy shoes, hat. Stay to share morning tea with the volunteers after the walk. Gold coin donation.
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 over the summer period.
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 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. Our insects and birds love them all. Check out our notice boards on visitors centre for photos of what to look 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 8 am to 11 am
OUR NEXT SUNDAY WORKDAY will be Sunday 31st January from 8 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 gloves and a hat.
WEDNESDAY MORNING PROPAGATION GROUP at the nursery 9.30 to 11.00am Ring 0450596705 for information
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING - Saturday, 20th February at 9.15 am in the Environmental Education Centre