Below is our online event calendar for 2022

We also have Covid-19 Guidelines for meetings and excursions (7 Sept 2020).

Upcoming Events

    • 18 Aug 2022

    9.30am for 10.00am at Flinders Plum Picnic Area, Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate, Mt Flinders Road,

    Peak Crossing.

    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens
    Thursday 18 August – 10am meet near the Visitors Centre
    During the walk we will view a range of blooming wattles in the gardens. As well, a commentary will be provided about wattle and its importance to our history (ancient and recent), our culture and our nation. 

    Queensland’s interesting association with wattle will also be explained.  Allow 1.5 - 2 hours.

    There is no cost to participate, but the Wattle Day Association would really appreciate walkers purchasing a Wattle Day badge - $3 for a pin badge or $5 for a magnet held badge.

    Bookings are essential – Contact Mike Gilmour or 0416 185 153.

    • 19 Aug 2022

    Enquiries to President 0427788184 or Secretary 0409719192

    • 20 Aug 2022

    Quarterly meeting, St Faiths Church 1 Sutherland Drive Strathpine: Links between Plants & Animals – Frank Box

    1.00 pm BYO afternoon tea and after a quick NPQ Meeting our speaker Frank Box will be invited to address the meeting.

    • 25 Aug 2022

    Propagation Group nursery session. 

    • 26 Aug 2022

    Gardens of the Sunshine Coast. 

    More detail to come.

    • 27 Aug 2022

    Nerang Country Parklands - 8:30am-11.00am

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 28 Aug 2022

    Branch Outing to Girraween National Park with overnight stay.

    • 29 Aug 2022

    Branch operated MRBG Herbarium.

    • 1 Sep 2022

    The Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is the National Floral Emblem of Australia. All States, Territories and the Commonwealth have gazetted 1 September each year as National Wattle Day, which is a Thursday in 2022.

    There will a significant number of wattle related activities occurring over August 2022 and on 1 September 2022, which are (or will be) listed on the Queensland Portal page of the Wattle Day Association website. Some of these activities include walks in the Botanical Gardens, morning teas, school tree plantings, etc. Check them out at 2022 ‘Week of the Wattle’ around Australia — Wattle Day. Note: more events will be added soon.

    A history of wattle and its contribution to Queensland is also provide on the webpage. Please contact Mike Gilmour Queensland Wattle Day Inc Coordinator. or 0416 185 153

    • 1 Sep 2022

    Propagation Group: 9.00am at Eagleby Wetlands Community Nursery

    • 3 Sep 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont, QLD

    The warmer weather is just around the corner so now is a great time to stock up on your native plants and get planting!

    This is a not to be missed event which features:

    ✅ Low prices direct from growers

    ✅ Tubestock to larger plants

    ✅ Free entry & expert advice

    ✅ Fantastic range for all gardens (water-wise plants, bush foods, bird/bee/butterfly-attracting plants, PLUS rare and unusual plants)

    The event will also feature displays by allied groups and food, drinks and snacks are available from the onsite café.

    As this is an indoor event pets are not allowed sorry.

    The plant market runs from 9am to 3pm. Cash and EFTPOS available.

    Location: Belmont Shooting Complex
    1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont

    For more information please email 

    • 10 Sep 2022

    NPQ Spring Gathering

    This gathering will be hosted by the Caboolture Branch. All NPQ members and friends are invited to attend.

    Date and Time: Saturday, 10 September, 2022 9.30am to 2.30pm

    Venue: Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre, 150 Rowley Road, Burpengary.

    The development of the CREEC site began in 1997 by the then Caboolture Shire Council and is currently administered by Moreton Bay Regional Council. The site, previously a pine plantation from 1970 to 1990, covers 18 hectares along a 2km boundary with Burpengary Creek which includes sites for Bureau of Meteorology stream gauge and Healthy Land and Water monitoring program. Facilities on the site include a native plant nursery with a section used by Caboolture Branch, macadamia plantation, koala food tree plantation, sensory garden, walking tracks, multi-purpose building and an all-inclusive play space.

    Directions and Parking

    The venue (UBD Map 67:M15) is best approached if travelling north from Exit 142 on the Bruce Highway and then New Settlement Road, Burpengary Road and Rowley Road; or if travelling south from Exit 146 on the Bruce Highway and then Uhlmann Road, Morayfield Road, Station Road and Rowley Road. Off street parking areas are flagged on the map, (see opposite page).

    Program Outline

    9.30am to 10.15am Meet and greet for morning tea (provided)

    10.15am to 10.30am Welcome, introduction to the site and outline of the program

    10.30am to 11.30am Presentations by NPQ Caboolture members and guest presenters

    11.30am to 12.30am Choice of Walks. Bring hat, closed walking shoes, sun screen, repellent

    • Burpengary Creek Circuit (including macadamias and koala eucalypts)
    • Native plant nursery (purchases possible) and sensory garden

    12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch to share. Tea and coffee provided

    1.30pm to 2.30pm Chance to choose alternative walks if desired

    2.30pm Tea or coffee before the journey home

    • 15 Sep 2022

    9.30am for 10.00am meeting start at Helidon Hills, meeting first at Soldiers Memorial Park, Turner Street, Helidon

    • 24 Sep 2022

    Meeting St Faiths Church 1 Sutherland Drive Strathpine (note date change to 24)

    Learn the basics of Propagation from the experts!

    10.00 am meet at St Faiths Church BYO food, drinks and chair – the Branch will provide the pots and other materials for potting; please bring some fresh cutting material with you.

    More details to come.

    • 15 Oct 2022

    Meeting & Garden Design Study Group – Fairhill Nursery & Kathleen McArthur Reserve

    9.30 am meet at beach end of Coongarra Esplanade for morning tea;

    10.00 walk through the Reserve; drive on to Fairhill Nursery, Yandina for lunch and plants purchase.

    Hopefully Alex Hansa will join us!  BYO food, drinks and chair

    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 23 Oct 2022

    Gardens of Scenic Rim, Tweed Valley & Gold Coast - TBC

    [This is a three day excursion – 2 nights’ accommodation to be organised]

    • 19 Nov 2022

    Quarterly meeting, St Faiths Church 1 Sutherland Drive Strathpine.

    Report on ANPSA Conference Kiama NSW

    1.00 pm BYO afternoon tea and after a quick NPQ Meeting we will hear Lawrie & Carol Guard tell us about their experiences at the ANPSA conference.

    • 11 Dec 2022

    Christmas Meeting: George & Helen Smith, Warner

    More detail to come.