Speakers & Events in 2017



(1st Friday of month, unless in red)

Field Trip

(usually Saturday, 8 days after meeting)


No Meeting

Feb 3

Royce Raleigh

(Wimmera Growers of Australian Plants)

“Lesser Known Plants for the Garden”

Mar 3

Trevor Blake

(APS Keilor Plains)

“Desert Discovery”

Mar 11: Visit to Members’ Gardens.

Apr 7

Australian Native Plants Auction

May 5

Greg Moore

(University of Melbourne)

“Strategic tree selection for climate change”

May 13: Conservation Reserve Day Trip

Depart from Raleigh St Activity Centre at 9.15 AM

Email contact: Doug Down

June 2

Sally Lambourne

 (Dept. of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP))

 "Weeds of Victoria’s Central Highlands”

July 7


Special Guest Speaker:

Nicky Zanen

(APS Foothills)

July 15: A Short Day Trip to Mt Macedon

Meet at 10.30am at Mt Macedon, Sanatorium Lake Carpark

Aug 4

Phillip Vaughan

(Vaughans Australian Plants Pomonal)

“Growing Australian Plants”

Sep 1

Kevin Sparrow

(APS Warrnambool & District)

“Plants of the Great South West”


Oct 6

Rhys Freeman

“Bush Food Plants”

October 12 -15: 4-days Portland Trip.

Nov 3

Plant Table


Dec 1

Native Plant Quiz

Quizmaster: John Upsher