The Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park (STEP) was founded in late 2002 by two organisations: the Australian Native Plants Society Canberra Region (to develop a regional botanic garden illustrating the ecosystems of the Southern Tablelands and emphasising ground storey plants) and Friends of Grasslands (to further public education about regional ecosystems and develop practical skills and methods to restore natural landscapes).
STEP is a non-profit organisation and is open to membership to any organisation, families and individuals which share its vision.
Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park – a Regional Botanic Garden for the Southern Tablelands is at Forest 20, National Arboretum Canberra.
Our working bees are held each Thursday morning from 8am, please feel free to join our friendly group at whatever time you can. We break for morning tea at 10 am at the table near our shed. Morning tea is byo.