HSOC Trial Garden at Bruce

The Horticultural Society has a garden at Bruce, adjacent to the Canberra Institute of Technology, where plants are being trialled by members and grown to demonstrate what grows well in Canberra and surrounds. Findings will be recorded for the purposes of future editions of The Canberra Gardener, and information used in other HSOC publications and on the HSOC website.

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On Saturday 27 May, from 9.30 to 11.30 am, there will be a Dahlia Digging and Tuber Storage Demonstration. This will show people the proper way to lift dahlia plants to avoid damaging tubers, it will explain the method for dividing the plant to give more plants next season, and it will show some methods for storing the cut tubers.

The Demonstration will take place at the HSOC's trial garden, on the corner of Battye St and Purdie St in Buce.


Working bees are held monthly on the last Saturday of the month from 9.00am to noon (come and go as convenient) unless the date conflicts with another major HSOC event. Dates for the next few months are:

Saturday 18 March (note this revised date)
Saturday 29 April
27 May
24 June
29 July
26 August

Participants in Working Bees must be HSOC members for insurance purposes. For further information on the garden, email contactus@hsoc.org.au or phone 02 6248 5862. Members are always welcome to visit the garden on working bee days.

See also the Timeline for the HSOC Trial Garden at Bruce to access information on all the work that has been done since 2010.




Previous reports

Report of July 2014 - vegetable trials

Report of 16 January 2013

Trial Garden Location

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Photo Gallery

Open Day at Trial Garden March 2016

Some photos from 2015

Open Day at the Trial Garden 30 November 2013

Photos of the Trial Garden from August 2012-March 2013

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