Past Projects

    • Cadia Hill Gold Mine

      Restoration of woodland vegetation for Cadia Hill Gold Mine near Orange NSW.

      Approximately fourteen  hectares of land was replanted to stringybark eucalypt woodland in Winter 2000.

    • Alpine Way Thredbo  Replanting of tea tree drainage lines and snow grass replanting on the alpine way at thredbo.

      The alpine way at thredbo was rebuilt after the disasterous landslide at Thredbo.

      Native Nooks were part of the restoration team planting over a kilometre of roadside and various other plantings.

      Some of these plantings were carried out on steep areas with planters rope using safety ropes and harnesses.

    • Cooma  Back Creek. Flood mitigation work was carried out on the large creek  which runs through Cooma NSW.

      Native Nooks carried out the revegation of this work using local species water plants and bank plantings in 2002 and 2003.

    • Namadgi National Park bush fire restoration. After the bush fires of 2003 erosion control and restoration work was

      carried out in the Cotter river catchment of Namadgi National Park. This work consisted of erosion control in feeder creeks

      to the Cotter River, restoration of riverine vegetation in the Cotter River after sediment removal, and restoration creek of crossings in the Cotter valley.

This garden was included in the Remarkable Gardens in Canberra Booklet

This garden was included in the Remarkable Gardens in Canberra Booklet

Some References:


"Native Grass Restoration in the Australian Capital Territory Water Catchment;
Maximising Seed Germination ".
A Natural Heritage Trust project final report, prepared for ACTEW and the ACT Government by Iain Dawson and Susan Winder, November 1999
Australian Government. Director of National Parks. Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Bulletin - Australian Native Plants Society.

Canberra Region Inc.  May 2011.

Visit to Diana Bennett's garden at 72 Fidge St., Calwell 
"This is a garden designed by Landscape Architect and ANPS member, Leon Horsnell. The gardenwas open last year as part of the Open Garden Scheme. It is a native garden with a skilful mix of local and commercial native plants and with innovative landscaping hardware such as a water course that flows through the back garden down to a pool with water plants in floating 'rocks'. The garden also has a native 'lawn'. The designer and the owner have have pooled their skills and desires to build and develop a native plant oasis within a suburb of increasingly exotic plants."
Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) - formerly known as the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP)..


Creating a frog friendly habitat in your backyard, schoolground or rural property.