This is a gallery of past events, garden visits, excursions, and community projects.
Garden Visit to Yallaroo Gardens in Narre Warren South – May 2017
This was a combined visit with APS Maroondah Group to Bob and Dot O’Neill’s garden on a fine day in late May. Bob and Dot are currently the Correa Study Group leaders. Their previous garden was the magnificent, expansive Katandra Gardens of 8 acres in Wandin North, also a B&B. Their present garden is smaller but no less impressive, for their 6 years of work there. Soil was introduced to raise the garden beds, providing better drainage for the plants on the flat block. They prefer hand watering, as plants in the same garden beds always have differing water requirements. Bob propagates many of his plants from cutting material and plants given to him by APS members and other friends. Below are just some of the plants seen flowering on the day.
Native Plant & Book Sale – Sept 2016
Hurstbridge Wattle Festival Yarra Yarra Display of Acacias (wattles)
Some images from our display of approximately 40 species of Acacia at the festival 28th August 2016.
May Plant Sale 2016
1st Sunday in May: As you can see we had great weather this year, and a big crowd. An outdoor event, it is on, come rain or shine, and is a great time to be planting in your garden.
Australian Plants Expo September 2015
2nd weekend in September: Our biggest event of the year brings out the crowds. It’s all undercover at the Eltham Community & Reception Centre, which is sadly not available to us in 2016. There’s a huge flower display from all our members’ gardens, at least 6 different plant stalls, and other exhibits from Birds Australia, APS Maroondah, and more.
Garden visits / Excursions 2015-16
Mill Park garden April 2016
This private garden is packed full of interesting plants, and plenty to enjoy all year round. There are even plantings underneath the clothesline 🙂 The owner has many in hanging baskets and pots as well, in order to fit everything in.
Monash University gardens February 2016:
This was a joint APS Vic group excursion. A guided tour was provided by the Head Gardener, and the history behind its development explained.