The Australian Plants Society (APS) is a community based, non-profit group of people who share an interest in Australian native plants. Our aims are - ~To encourage the cultivation and study of Australian plants. ~To promote the establishment of gardens in all types of soil and climates for the preservation of Australian flora. ~To pass on our knowledge as widely as possible. ~To support or initiate efforts to protect Australian plants and their habitats. The society, originally named the Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP), was created in 1958, shortly after similar bodies were formed interstate.