Becoming a Member

Becoming a Member

The Horticultural Society welcomes all who are interested in gardening, plants and all things horticultural. Member benefits include:

  • Quarterly Bulletins which contain reports and news of Society activities, seasonal gardening notes, plant reviews and feature articles by experts in the horticultural field. The Bulletin is issued in January, April, July and October, and is available to members by email or post.
  • Participation in monthly Information Evenings, held at 7.30pm on the third Monday of the month (January to November) in the Wesley Hall, Wesley Centre.
  • Access to the Society's growing library.
  • Coach Tours. Recent tours have been to the Blue Mountains and Sydney, and there have been extended tours to Tasmania and New Zealand. This activity is restricted to Society members.
  • HSOC Member Open Gardens. Entry is free and restricted to members.
  • Participation in activities at the Society's trial garden at Bruce where we are trialling a range of vegetables, perennials, daffodils, dahlias, hedging plants and climbers.
  • Opportunity to buy fertilisers at special prices.
  • Opportunity to involve yourself in the organisation of our four major shows each year.
  • Many opportunities to seek the advice of genuine experts in a wide range of garden specialities.
  • Your membership covers insurance for your participation in all events organised by the Society.


Annual membership fees are $25 single and $35 for a double at the same address. Membership becomes payable on 1 July and expires on 30 June each year. Membership may be paid up to three years in advance and may be paid at Information Evenings or Flower Shows, by direct deposit, or by mail to the following address:

Membership Secretary
GPO Box 1388
Canberra   ACT   2601

If you would like to join the Society you can view and print a membership application. 

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