Northern Suburbs Branch

Northern Suburbs Branch

The Northern Suburbs Branch has meetings with guest speakers each month on the 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm at the Henderson Environment Centre, Groat St North Beach, and occasional excursions to places of interest. The largest activity of the Branch is propagating and selling local native plants at the nursery which is located at the Landsdale Farm. The nursery is open every week with special sales twice a year. A dedicated team of volunteers propagate the seedlings and also provide workshops and growing advice.

2019 Guest Speakers:

26 February  Malcolm French      “Eucalypts of WA’s South West”                                                    26 March      Mark Tucek            “Bush Tucker”                                                                              23 April        Terry Houston        “What’s So Interesting About Native Bees?”                                  28 May         Christine Allen        “Back from the Brink: Experiences in Conserving Native Flora”        25 June        Felicity Bairstow     “Roe’d to Recovery: The Roe 8 Story”                                            23 July         Margaret Langley    “Little Sandy Desert”                                                                    27 August     Don Poynton          “Flora of Victoria’s Grampian Ranges and Anglesea Heath”              24 Sept        Catherine Baudains “Backyard Bandicoots”                                                            22 Oct          Mark Brundrett       “Orchid Pollination in Warwick Bushland -A Local Diversity Hotspot” 26 Nov         Michael Hughes       “Adopt a Verge Project – City of Vincent”


The nursery is open every Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Landsdale Farm is located on the corner of Evandale and Landsdale Roads, Darch. Volunteers will assist you to choose native species which are right for your location and growing conditions and will provide advice on soils, watering and other conditions needed to get the best from your native garden. For information on available plant species visit the nursery website:


Free guided nature walks each month, approximately one hour long, starting at 8:00am. See seasonal changes in plant and animal life in a number of Northern Suburbs bushlands.

The Northern Suburbs Branch meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month, starting at 7.30pm, at the Henderson Environmental Centre, Groat Street, North Beach.

President: Richard Curry, 0408 923 610
Secretary: Christine Curry, 9447 2983 or 0430 013 364