Epacris impressa Australian Plants Society Victoria
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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


Gardening course information
Autumn Plant Sales
APS Geelong

11th & 12th April

40 Lovely Banks Road, Lovely Banks
Melways map 431 D6

APS Mornington Peninsula

26th April

Arthurs Seat State Park
9.30 am to 4.00 pm

APS Melton & Bacchus Marsh

2nd May

Uniting Church Car Park
Bacchus Marsh
9.00 am to 1.00 pm

APS Yarra Yarra

3rd May

cnr Brougham St & Main Rd, Eltham
Melways map 21 J7
10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Eucalypt Workshop
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
9.30am - 4.30pm Saturday 18 April 2015
Eucalyptus and its close relatives are an iconic Australian plant group
which has dwarf plants to the tallest flowering plant in the world

Presenters include:

  • Dr Dean Nicolle, creator of the famous Currency Creek Arboretum in south-eastern South Australia and one of world’s leading Eucalyptus specialists will enlighten us on many aspects of Eucalypts. Dean will also guide us in Selecting Eucalypts for Home Gardens. He has a forthcoming book on this subject about to be published.
  • Dr Frank Udovicic, Manager Plant Sciences & Biodiversity at the National Herbarium of Victoria at RBG Melbourne has been very much involved in solving some of the botanical quandaries. He will be covering the evolution, fossil records and also the relationship of the genera Angophora and Corymbia.
  • Paul Thompson, the renowned landscape designer who was part of the design team for the multi-award winning Australian Garden at RBG Cranbourne will talk on Eucalypts as Design Forms.

Further information

For further information and a Booking Form ring 8774 2483
Bookings are essential and close 10th April 2015
Cost for the day is $75


Enter the RBG Cranbourne from Ballarto Road off the South Gippsland Hwy (Melway Map 133 K10)
proceed to the Australian Garden Car Park and follow the Friends of RBG Cranbourne signs.

11th FJC Rogers Seminar
Hamilton Victoria
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2016
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Native Terrestrial and Epiphytic Orchids


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

To Register Your Interest in Attending ...

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

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