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Promoting growing and conservation of Australian native plants
... in gardens, community areas and their original environments

Plants for all Situations - © Jill Lulham
Plants for all Situations - © Jill Lulham

A Point Explained - © Jill Lulham
A Point Explained - © Jill Lulham


There are over 30 local district groups across Victoria, so there is sure to be one near you. For information on who to contact for membership, where they are located and when they meet >> Click here.

We also offer Lone Membership if you are unable to join a District Group.
To apply, print a Lone member application and follow the instructions on the form.

Yarra Yarra District Group in the spotlight

This very active group draws its members from the Cities of Nillumbik, Banyule, Manningham and surrounding areas in Melbourne’s north-eastern suburbs. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (except January) at Metzner Hall, Eltham Retirement Centre, 43 Diamond St, Eltham, starting at 8pm.
>> Further Information & Contacts.


District Group Activities

Monthly meetings are held throughout the year, typically featuring an expert speaker or hands-on workshop, a specimen table of flowers currently in bloom and a question and answer session where members help one another with practical advice relevant to local conditions.

Many Groups have a lending library with books covering topics ranging from garden design and plant identification to the selection and cultivation of native plants.

Garden visits and bush walks throughout the year, provide an opportunity to view how plants of interest grow in your local area.

Community plant sales of stock propagated by members feature in the program of many Groups.

Weekend Gatherings of District Groups are held every three months at different locations across Victoria. These field days / seminars are an opportunity to explore topics in greater depth than at a monthly meeting and view local plants and gardens.


Membership Benefits

  • Mix with like-minded people
    Share your passion for Australian plants.
  • Knowledge sharing
    Green Finger or Brown Thumb - there's always help on hand.
  • "Growing Australian" magazine
    50+ pages of articles and colour photographs on topics ranging from Australian native plants for making garden hedges, to building a garden pond, reviews of the latest books on native plants, and much more.
  • Group newsletters
    Read about native plants, gardening issues and events specific to your local area.
  • Free native plant seed
    Choose up to 24 packets of seed per year from the member's seed bank.
    100's of species available.
  • Books and gift items at member's rates
    Choose from over one hundred titles and gift items.
    Purchases by mail order or in person at Quarterly Gatherings.

Study Groups ... for the specialist

If you are already a fan of a particular genus of Australian native plant, garden design, bush foods, bonsai, or a host of other topics, one of our Study Groups will cater for your needs. Whether it's banksias, ferns, indigenous orchids, eucalypts or eremophilas, to name just a few, there's a group of people who share your interest.

Growing Australian
our quarterly member's magazine

Growing Australian

>>Article from latest issue


Seminar Logo11th FJC Rogers Seminar
"Native Terrestrial and Epiphytic Orchids"
Hamilton Victoria
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2016


  • Saturday Full day conference and formal dinner
  • Sunday Bus tours

To Register Your Interest ...

Contact Mr Kevin Sparrow
Post 35 Swan Street, Warrnambool Vic 3280
email ksparrow93@gmail.com


Callistemon & Melaleuca Workshop
Sunday 13th September 2015

Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

>> Program

Bookings essential and close Monday 7th Septermber
For Booking Form ☎ 8774 2483

Spring Plant Sales & Flower Shows
September / October 2015
APS Grampians (Pomonal)

3 & 4 October

Marquee on the oval, Pomonal
Saturday 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Native plants, art, cut flowers, refreshments, open gardens. Adults $5, Children free.

Further information >> Click here.

APS Mitchell (Kilmore)

17 October

Memorial Hall, Sydney Street, Kilmore
9.00 am to 3.00 pm

Spring Plant Expo and Sale

APS South Gippsland (Leongatha)

17 & 18 October

Gippsland Historical Automobile Club pavilion, Leongatha
10.00 am to 4.00 pm

South Gippsland Native Plant Sale & Flower Show.
Enquiries ☎ Coral 5664 2221

APS East Gippsland

17 & 18 October

Lucknow Hall, Omeo Hwy, Bairnsdale
9.00 am to 3.00 pm

Plant sales, workshops, specimen displays, plant advice and more
Entry cost: $5, children under 18 free

Further information >> Click here.

APS Echuca / Moama

24 October

Echuca Uniting Church Hall, Hare St, Echuca
9.00 am to 4.00 pm

APS Echuca / Moama Native Flower Showcase.

APS Ballarat

24 and 25 October

Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

APS Ballarat District Flower Show and Plant / Book Sale

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