Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Inc (FLRBG)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS Saturday 17th October, 2020 in the Environmental Education Centre 9.30 am
Our next Guided Walk is on Sunday, October 25th at 9.30 am for 1 hour. Meet at Visitor's Centre 9.15 am
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.
NBN NEWS REPORT 28/6/20 Gardens Volunteers back in the Gardens
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.
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.
Early spring 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 every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 11 am and on the last Sunday of each month.
OUR NEXT SUNDAY WORKDAY will be Sunday 27th September from 8 am. Ring 0450596705 if you'd like to join in.
WEDNESDAY MORNING PROPAGATION GROUP has restarted with social distancing Ring 0450596705 for information
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING - will follow the AGM (9.30 am) on Sat 17th October, 10.30am at the Environmental Education Centre