About Our Society
With some 700 members, our aims are to understand our plants, to share information on how to recognise them, to protect the bushland in which they grow; and to propagate and grow them. We would really like you to join us. Feel free to attend some of our meetings as a visitor and if you decide you would like to join, click for a membership application. There you will find a form which you can print and mail to us and also an electronic form.
We come from all sections of the community. A shared wonder of Western Australia's flora has brought together professional and amateur botanists and the interested enthusiasts. It is this shared expertise from throughout the community that is the strength of the Society. We are an "umbrella" organisation: all members are automatically members of all branches.
There are branches in Perth and in the country - all offering a host of different activities. A general Management Committee services the whole Society.
We publish a quarterly newsletter which lists the activities of the various branches as well as providing in-depth articles on a wide range of topics associated with wildflowers. In addition, members may choose to receive the full colour quarterly Australian Plants. This is an authoritative National publication focusing on plant identification and propagation. The Wildflower Society is a member of the Australian Native Plant Society (Australia). In each of the other states there is a region of the Society (each with slightly differing names) and they share many of the aims of the Wildflower Society.
From time to time, members work with Government Departments such as the Department of Parks and Wildlife, especially the WA Herbarium, The Department of Environmental Protection, and Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Study groups cater for members interested in a specific plant species and/or topics about them. Because they operate Australia-wide across all states and territories, study groups come under the umbrella of our national body ANPSA and a national co-ordinator. Members of these groups are linked by correspondence and regular newsletters.
The Northern Suburbs branch has extensive propagation facilities available to members. Several branches have their own libraries with books available to members.
Addressing a meeting
At monthly meetings, each of the branches are addressed by local and visiting experts on various aspects of our wildflowers We run bushland excursions from half a day to a weekend, regular practical sessions on plant identification, propagation, garden design and bushland plant survey; and an annual two day state conference including a seminar day.