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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 - 2020

September 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.

October Eltham, Victoria

13th FJC Rogers Seminar 2020
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25

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Please note that due to Covid-19 issues the format of the Seminar has changed. Please see the June-July Newsletter (link below) for details of lectures, garden visits and plant sales.

The theme of this seminar will be (Australian) Mint Bushes & Allied Genera.

Hosted by Australian Plants Society Yarra Yarra Group.

Registration Form is available on the Seminar Website.


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Events - 2021

September Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Australasian Seed Science Conference
Sunday 5 to Thursday 9

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The Australian Seed Bank Partnership will hold the Australasian Seed Science Conference in April 2020. The Conference will be held at Kambri, Australian National University, hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas and attend workshops with leading experts, focusing on the importance of seed science to the future of plant conservation and food security.

The Conference will commence on Sunday, 5 April 2020 with the main science program on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April 2020. A workshop and field trip will follow the Conference on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 April 2020.

ASSC 2020 will be covering the following themes:

  • Seed biology and evolutionary ecology - Unlocking the challenges of germination, dormancy and seed ecology in a changing world.
  • Seed sourcing and end-use - Considering genetic diversity, restoration and translocations as well as sector specific approaches to seed conservation and use.
  • Seed and gene bank management - The ins and outs of managing ex situ seed banks and gene banks and the methods for maximising seed quality and longevity.
  • Seeds in culture and society - Sharing stories and learning about cultural seed use, including collaborations between traditional use and ex situ seed banks and gene banks.

For further details, see the Australasian Seed Science Conference website.

Kiama, New South Wales

ANPSA Biennial Conference
Sunday 12 to Friday 17

ANPSA's next Biennial Conference will be held in Kiama, New South Wales, with the theme 'Australian Flora - Past Present Future'. The Conference will be hosted by members of the Australian Plants Society (NSW).

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Click Here to register an expression of interest..

Preliminary details on the Conference, pre- and post-Conference tours and the beautiful town of Kiama can be found on the APS (NSW) website.

Details of previous conferences and tours can be viewed at the 2018 and 2015 Conference websites to allow those who are considering attending in 2021 to see the range and scope of activities that can be expected (see links on the Biennial Conference page).

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