This page will bring you garden-related information particularly relevant to plants and gardening in outback Qld. For more about gardening in Qld generally, check the menu at left or try the Site Search
Goondiwindi students sunflower champions
Goondiwindi State High School have won the annual Sunflower Competition withan entry weighing 1.837kg. More information atThe University of Queensland website: Goondiwindi growers top the scales (May 2010)
Tree of Kowledge goes to university
One 25 plants propagated from Barcaldine's "Tree of Knowledge" after it's 2006 poisoning has been donated to the University of Queensland and has found a home at the St Lucia campus. Source: Knowledge planted at UQ (November 2009)
Researchers look to W.Qld for new ornamentals
Researchers from the The University of Queensland have collected seeds from native species with horticultural potential from sites in Western Qld. Some may ultimately be bred to develop cut flowers and water-efficient garden plants. The region itself could even develop as a destination for flower-loving tourists. Read more here: Outback flowers have pots of potential, say UQ experts
Many gardening-related organisations throughout Qld list upcoming events in the Events Diary, so why not see what's on in your area?
If you're involved in any gardening clubs or environmental groups in W Qld, please send in your links or other information which might help gardeners in the challenging environment of the west.
As a place to start, please check out the local government links below. Your local authority may be able to help you with information about water, parks, community groups, free plant programmes etc.
Some of the following may be pre-amalgamation. They will be updated over time. In the meantime,, try the link and hopefully you will be re-directed to the appropriate new council website, where applicable.
Bulloo Shire Council (which includes Thargomindah) - no website found at time of writing
Tree of Knowledge
(now deceased), Barcaldine. Queensland Heritage Register, Environmental Protection Agency
Tregole National Park
between Roma and Charleville. Notable for its stand of rare Ooline trees (Cadellia pentastylis
). Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland
Poplar Box and Belah Woodland
Discusses a Regional Ecosystem near Goondiwindi including some of the plants and animals that inhabit it. Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland
Things to see in and around Mitchell, Qld (west of Roma), including natural environment