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2024 Biennial Conference

The next Conference will be held in Melbourne, Victoria from 30th September to 4th Oct 2024, with the theme “Gardens for Life”. The conference will be hosted by members of the Australian Plants Society (Vic).  Full details of the Conference and associated tours can be found on the Conference website.

Promotional Video

This video is a brief introduction to plans for the 2024 Conference.  The video covers the venue, topics for discussion and speakers, the two-day excursions to the Australian Garden at Cranbourne and the Melton Botanic Garden and the three Pre- and Post-Conference tours to the Grampians/Wimmera, the Great Ocean Road/Otways and South Gippsland/Wilsons Promontory.

View the video here.

Newsletter No. 5 – December 2023

This newsletter contains important information about a change of venue for the conference.  The Conference will now be held at The Round in Nunawading, Melbourne.

Newsletter No. 4 – September 2023

We are almost 12 months away from our conference “Gardens for Life” in Melbourne and it is all coming together. Our pre and post tour organisers are planning tours in late September to the best wildflower areas in Victoria to check what is in flower one year out and finalise itineraries. We are talking to potential speakers and have confirmed some high-powered experts – more detail in future newsletters.

Newsletter No. 3 – July 2023

In this newsletter details of several of the planned day excursions are described including Karwarra Gardens and Anglesea, Victoria’s biodiversity hotspot.

Newsletter No. 2 – May 2023

The focus of this newsletter is to sample some of the destinations for conference excursions.

Newsletter No. 1 – March 2023

This is the first of a series of newsletters to keep you updated on planning for the conference and tours. The organising committee is working extremely hard to make this Conference an experience of a lifetime. Please feel free to share this newsletter with your friends, group or whoever you think may be interested. Formal bookings for the Conference and Tours are expected to open
in early 2024.

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Past Conferences

Kiama, New South Wales

Presentations delivered at the Conference are available on YouTube via the following links to the Australian Plant Society’s YouTube channel.

Monday, 12 September 2022

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Albany, Western Australia

Presentations delivered at the Conference can be downloaded from the following links (pdf format).

Tuesday 1 October 2019: Theme – Know

Thursday 3 October 2019: Theme – Grow

Friday 4 October 2019: Theme – Conserve

Hobart, Tasmania

Presentations delivered at the Conference can be downloaded from the following links (pdf format).

  • Day 2: Tuesday 16 January 2018
  • Day 3: Wednesday 17 January 2018
  • Day 4: Thursday 18 January 2018
  • Day 5: Friday 19 January 2018