The Australian Plants Society formed over 50 years ago, and now has over 30 chapters across Victoria. Its charter is to promote the propogation and use of Australian native plants in gardens, and to make the public more aware of the variety, colour and form that can be acheived with natives.
The Geelong group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at The Ballroom, in Hamlyn Park, Hamlyn Heights. Enter the carpark from the north end of Bayview Parade, which runs off Church street, opposite Clonard College.
Each meeting features a guest speaker on a diverse range of topics, always informative and entertaining. The plant table is a feature of every meeting, with members bringing specimens from their gardens for discussion, identification, education and the enjoyment of all.
Our monthly newsletter, "The Correa Mail", is packed full of interesting articles, news, and information.
We hold a huge Native Plant Sale in April each year. With growers from all over Victoria, and plants from tube-stock to mature trees, it's a great opportunity to stock up at bargain prices.
Benefits to members include —The Correa Mail; sharing interests and knowledge with other members, many of whom have a vast and unique understanding of Australian plants; enjoying expert speakers at monthly meetings on a broad range of topics; participating in outings to private and botanic gardens, nurseries and local bush-land; purchasing rare and unusual plants grown by members, at bargain prices; participating in the Autumn plant sale and taking part in other community activities.