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Coming Events

The Society's Regions and District Groups all hold a range of activities throughout the year. Activities include plant sales, wildflower exhibitions, tree and shrub plantings, bush regeneration days, garden visits, bushwalks and regular meetings.

The activities listed here are by no means a complete programme of all activities. They have been selected as being of particular interest to those who are not (yet?) Society members. They also include activities by other organisations.

Details of other Society activities can be obtained from these web sites of the Society's Regional Groups:



DateEvent
April 2015 Adelaide, South Australia

Autumn Plant Sale
Saturday 25 (10m to 5pm) and Sunday 26 (10m to 4pm)

The Australian Plants Society SA Region's plant sale will be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville.

  • Large range of SA grown plants from $4, including rare, grafted and local provenance.
  • Free pH soil testing, expert advice, workshops.
  • Children's activities, rare books, artists, and much more than a plant sale.
  • This year Banksias will be a special feature.

Gold coin donation.

Further details: (08) 8296 1849.



Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26; 10am to 4pm

The enclosed section of the Park is only open on six weekends per year. It is a showplace for many plants; there are hundreds of grevilleas and a wide range of other native species in a landscaped setting.

The Park is located at the rear of Bulli Showground - turn off the Pacific Highway at the Woonona-Bulli Sports Club, just south of Slacky Creek). It is just a short walk from the Bulli railway station. Admission to the enclosed area is $5 (accompanied children free).

Barbecue and picnic facilities available. Bring your lunch and make it a family day! Drinks on sale at the old Sherbrooke chapel (which also has a displays and an abundance of literature on native plants).

Special openings for tours from groups (such as bus tours by Garden Clubs) can be arranged.

Apart from the Open Days, there are two unenclosed sections which are accessible 365 days a year.

  • Rear Rainforest Section: This is a popular area for walkers and access is either from Seymour St (off Cope Place), Bulli or walking around the northern boundary fence. This area is for walkers only and other forms of activity are forbidden.
  • Front Section: This area is RTA land which is maintained by The Grevillea Park. It provides open land as well as many plantings.

See the Park's web site for further details.



Arthurs Seat, Victoria

Autumn Plant Sale
Sunday 26 (9:30am to 4pm)

The Mornington Peninsular group of APS (Victoria) will hold a plant sale at 'Seawinds', Arthurs Seat State Park, Purves Rdoad, Arthurs Seat (Melway 159 D12).

A range of plants from local growers will be on sale.

May 2015 Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 10am to 4pm

See details above.



Brisbane, Queensland

Autumn Plant Sale
Saturday 2 (9am to 4pm)

The Society's Queensland Region's autumn sale will be held at the Grovely TAFE Campus, Keperra (UBD Map 138:E1 or Gregory's Map 116:F5).

A range of plants from experienced SGAP growers will be on sale, as well as expert advice on plant care and landscaping.

Admission Free.



Bacchus Marsh, Victoria

Native Plant Sale
Saturday 2; 9am to 1pm

This sale is hosted by the Melton and Bacchus Marsh Group of the Australian Plants Society.

Venue: St Andrew's Uniting Church, Bacchus Marsh (Melway 333 J6).

Featuring the genus Hakea with a large number of unusual species.



Eltham, Victoria

Autumn Plant Sale
Sunday 3; 10am to 3pm

This sale is hosted by the Yarra Yarra Group of the Australian Plants Society.

Venue: Cnr. Brougham St and Main Road, Eltham (Melway 21 J7).

Propagation demonstrations.

July 2015 Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 10am to 4pm

See details above.



Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 10am to 4pm

See details above.

August 2015 Brisbane, Queensland

Spring Flower Show and Plants Market
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 (9am to 4pm).

The Society's Queensland Region's annual show will be held at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong.

September 2015 Berwick, Victoria

Australian Native Plant Sale
Saturday 5, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wilson Botanic Park, Princes Highway, Berwick (Melway: 111/A7).

  • Huge range of Australian shrubs, trees and grafted plants available
  • Buy direct from growers
  • Advice on plant selection
  • Specialist books available
  • Refreshments; children's activities

Free admission and free parking.



Bendigo, Victoria

Australian Plants Show
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 (10:00 am to 4:30 pm)

  • Plant sales
  • Flower display
  • Children's corner
  • Book sales
  • Bus tours of local bushland (booking required)

Rotary Gateway Park, High Street, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo.



Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 10am to 4pm

See details above.



Eltham, Victoria

Native Plants Expo
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

This event is hosted by the Yarra Yarra Group of the Australian Plants Society.

Venue: Eltham Community and Reception Centre, 801 Main Road, Eltham (Melway 21 J6).



Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 10am to 4pm

See details above.

October 2015 Pomonal, Victoria

Pomonal Wildflower Show
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 (9:30am to 5pm).

ANPSA's Grampians Group will hold their annual wildflower show at Pomonal Hall.



Echuca, Victoria

Native Flower Show
Saturday 24 (9am to 4pm).

ANPSA's Echuca-Moama Group will hold their annual wildflower show at Echuca Uniting Church, Hare St, Echuca.

November 2015 Canberra, ACT

ANPSA Biennial Conference
Sunday 15 to Friday 20

Every two years ANPSA hosts a Conference and Seminar program featuring lectures, workshops and field trips highlighting the diversity of Australia's native flora. Each Conference is organised by one of ANPSA's seven regional branches, on a rotating basis.

Conference Logo

In 2015, the Conference will be held in Australia's National Capital, Canberra.

Theme: Bush Capital / Garden City

Dates: Sunday 15 November through Friday 20 November 2015

Venue: Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

We encourage you to plan to attend ANPSA 2015 Conference / Seminar and enjoy the hospitality of members of the Australian Native Plants Society (Canberra). Registration will open in early 2015.

Preliminary details are shown below and more detailed information will be published on the Conference website as planning proceeds.

Sunday 15 November 2015:

  • Meeting of the delegates, morning through lunch.
  • 10 AM - 5 PM; a culture bus will run from the AIS to sites in the parliamentary triangle.
  • Evening meeting of the new Executive and primary delegates.

Monday - Friday, 16 - 20 November 2015:

  • Each day there will be talks for ½ the day and a bus trip for all on the other ½.
  • There will be 5 different visits on the bus trips to local nature reserves, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the new Arboretum with its Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park as well as the National Bonsai Collection (many native plants as bonsai) and a private native garden.
  • Wednesday Evening: Swaby Lecture and Awards Presentation.
  • Thursday Evening: Conference Dinner with after dinner speaker.

Pre and Post Conference Tours

  • Pre-Conference tour of the coastal vegetation including Jervis Bay (Booderee National Park).
  • Post-Conference tour to the alpine areas within Namadgi National Park.
  • Both Pre and Post-Conference tour for 1 day (Sat 14 Nov and Sat 21 Nov) to the Brindabella Mountains with naturalist Ian Fraser.

Accommodation

  • Single rooms with shared bathrooms (4 single rooms sharing 2 bathrooms) at the AIS.
  • We will recommend local motels and camp grounds.


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