General Meetings

General Meetings are held in the Society’s hall on a monthly basis (refer syllabus). The meetings are open to all members and visitors and provide an opportunity for the main committee to keep members up to date with the activities and developments that are taking place in the gardens and the Society as a whole. The meetings also present the chance to welcome new members and feature guest speakers who specialise in a variety of interesting horticultural subjects. Occasionally excursions are taken to visit gardens of botanical significance or specialist growers/nurseries.

Meetings will be held on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00pm.
Contact: Emma Moysey  ph 0422 231 924

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2018 Syllabus & Notices

January
No Meeting
February
10th ‘What judges look for when assessing entries to a garden show – tips and advice for all, including novices’   Presenter: Sue Thompson, Aust Hort Judges Assoc
March
3rd A.G.M. 2pm.
10th &11th  Plant Collectors Sale & Garden Expo
April
14th Bonsai specialist. Presenter: Jeff Barry – Specialist in Bonsai, Chojo Feature Trees.
21st & 22nd  Autumn Show
May
12th ‘Otari-Wilton’s Bush – Wellington; NZ’s only botanic garden dedicated solely to NZ’s unique flora’.  Presenter: Beverley Abbott, daughter of our Maisie James
June
9th Queen’s Birthday long Weekend – no meeting
July
14th ‘Alfred Nicholas Gardens and other parks in the Dandenong Ranges managed by Parks Victoria. Presenter: John Curtis – Senior Ranger.
August
11th ‘Hellebores – care and diversity, large-headed flowering hellebores now available, as well as Hellebores for sale on the day’.  Presenter:  Peter Leigh – Post Office Farm Nursery.
September
8th &9th Spring Show
October
13th ‘Spring-flowering bulbs. Selection of bulbs/plants for sale on the day. Presenter: Jane Tonkin, Brian H Tonkin nursery, Kalorama
27th & 28th Flower festival.

November
10th ‘Hostas – Specialist grower of rare and unusual Hostas’. Selection of Hostas for sale on the day. Presenter: Robert Dodson, 50 Shades of Hostas
December
1st Christmas Party – details T.B.C.

Flower Shows