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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:

Events - 2018

April 2018 Adelaide, South Australia

Autumn Expo and Plants Sale
Saturday 21 (10am to 5pm) and Sunday 22 (10am to 4pm)

Autumn is a great time of year for establishing a garden featuring Australian native plants. What better way to spend a few hours on the weekend at the Australian Plants Society (South Australia) Autumn Expo and Plants Sale. This year edible Australian plants will be featured.

The Expo and Plants Sale will be held at Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville. Admission is by gold coin donation.

There will be South Australian grown plants, books for sale, free soil pH testing, Advice, Workshops, Children's Activities and more!

Workshops include:

  • Linda Hoffman: Growing and cooking with Wattle seed
  • Dr Maarten Ryder: CSIRO Native Food Trials

Check the APS (SA) website closer to the day for updates, a list of workshops and list of plants we expect to have available.

Geelong, Victoria

Autumn Plant Sale
Saturday 21 (8:30am to 5pm).

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

Venue: Wirawilla, 40 Lovely Banks Road, Lovely Banks.

Thousands of good quality plants for sale by 10-12 specialist nurseries. BBQ and refreshments, book sales, off street parking. Admission $2 or $5 per car; Children free. Further information from the APS - Geelong website.

Eltham, Victoria

Autumn Plant and Book Sale
Saturday 28; 10am to 4pm

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

Venue: Eltham Senior Citizens Centre, 903 Main Road, Eltham.

Plant lists and more information from the APS - Yarra Yarra web site.

Brisbane, Queensland

Autumn Plant Sale
Saturday 28 (9am to 3pm)

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.

May 2018 Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6; 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 RMA 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.

Bulli, New South Wales

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

See details above.

July 2018 Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8; 10am to 4pm

See details above.

Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15; 10am to 4pm

See details above.

September 2018 Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2; 10am to 4pm

See details above.

Bulli, New South Wales

Open Days, Illawarra Grevillea Park
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9; 10am to 4pm

See details above.

October 2018 Horsham, Victoria

12th FJC Rogers Seminar: The Plant Family Goodeniaceae
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21

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The Seminar is being run by both the Grampians APS Group and the Wimmera Growers of Australian Plants. This will prove to be one of the very best seminars yet. Not only will there be experts to explain all about the science of the family, there will also be renowned horticulturalists, who will advise on how to grow these beauties in our gardens.

An exciting feature of the Seminar will be the sale of a large range of seldom available Goodeniaceae tubestock being grown by members of the Grampians and Wimmera APS groups. It will be worth registering simply to be able to buy some of these wonderful plants.

Another really exciting feature of the Seminar will be the provision of a series of botanical photo guides on inland Goodeniaceae, Western Australian Goodeniaceae and South-east Australian Goodeniaceae. These will be provided to all registrants on their very own USB stick, or for a little more, as a printed copy for those who prefer this option.

The Saturday will involve a wonderful day of lectures and discussions, followed by a great evening dinner and talk on Goodeniaceae at the lovely Lutheran School hall in Horsham. On Sunday, visits have been arranged to some of the best native gardens in the state, where many of the superb members of the Goodeniaceae family are being grown to perfection.

Full details of the Seminar, including registration details are available through the 12th FJC Rogers Seminar Website and in the April 2018 newsletter.

Dates for Registration
Early Bird Discount: 1 April to 30 July 2018
Registrations close: 1 October 2018

Events - 2019

September/October 2019 Albany, Western Australia

ANPSA Biennial Conference
Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October 19

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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.

The next Conference will be held in Albany, Western Australia from 29 September to 4 October 2019, hosted by members of the Wildflower Society of Western Australia.

Preliminary details are available and further information will be published as planning proceeds. In the meantime, details of previous conferences and tours can be viewed at the 2015 and 2018 Conference website to allow those who are considering attending in 2019 to see the range and scope of activities that can be expected:

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