Our 'Grows at Griffith' strategy focuses on species endemic to the local region
Griffith University’s campuses at Nathan and Mt Gravatt are situated in Toohey Forest and are home to species of rare flora and fauna. The Gold Coast campus contains bushland areas with distinctive flora and fauna and our Logan campus features a native arboretum. Overall, Griffith is responsible for the conservation management of almost 180 hectares of forest.
A 'Grows at Griffith' strategy that focuses on species endemic to the local region continues to be rolled out on all campuses.
Rare & Threatened Species Walk - Gold Coast campus
On the Gold Coast campus there are over 250 native plants growing in the remnant Blackbutt forest and gardens. The campus showcases how local natives can be used in a range of garden styles from formal to bush styles. It is becoming a popular destination for gardeners to visit and see more of the stunning native plants in cultivation.
The Rare and Threatened Plant walk allows you to meander among some of south‐east Queensland’s rarest and most endangered native plants. From bottle trees to giant orchids, this walk is brimming with discovery. Each of the six plants on the walk has a QR code. Scan the QR code with our smart phone QR‐reader to see a video with fascinating facts about each plant.
Native arboretum – Logan campus
A partnership with Logan City Council in 2014 resulted in receiving funding over 5 years for a major restoration project of Slacks Creek that runs through the University’s Logan campus. A key project was establishing a native arboretum on the Logan campus. Over 7000 native trees have been planted and walkways established. Today the arboretum provides a fantastic educational resource to the University and greater community.
The GroNATIVE app allows people in South East Queensland to select the best native plants for their gardens, and restore native vegetation. With images and information on more than 400 local native plants including the best growing conditions, flowering times, form, colour and biodiversity benefits, it will benefit our gardens, natural areas and the region as a whole. Download this app from the App store and Google play