Information evenings are held monthly,
public welcome. The program includes a guest speaker, followed by free
raffle, supper and a chat at no charge. They are held every 3rd Monday
of the month (except December), at 7.30pm in the Wesley Hall, Wesley
Uniting Church Centre, National Circuit, Forrest.
At the monthly Information Evenings
beginners and experts alike can receive advice about plants and
gardening, exhibiting in the Society’s shows, or simply discuss
horticultural matters with others interested in the same.
|Monday 16 July|
Charlotte Webb will talk to us about the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens.
|Monday 20 August||Associate Professor Cris Brack from ANU will speak on Seeing plants through a digital view - modern technology allows us to see things as never before.|
Monday 17 September
|Member Glenn Sheldrick will speak on gardens visited on his recent trip to Canada.|
|Monday 15 October|
Richard Fulton, Senior Project Officer, PNG, will speak on Gardens of World War One cemeteries in Europe.
|Monday 18 November|
A representative from Neutrog will be speaking about the firm's products.
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Four shows are held each year. Shows
held at the Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest.
They run for the weekend and are open on Saturday noon–5pm and
Prior to the show season the Society
hold workshops and lectures for members wishing to become judges,
stewards and exhibitors at shows, or who wish to further their
knowledge of judging, stewarding and exhibiting.
Shows provide gardeners with an
opportunity to show off their flowers, plants and produce in a
competitive environment. There are different levels of competition from
novice to expert. Also, they provide a chance to see what the experts
are growing, and they are a great social occasion when you can compare
notes with other gardeners or seek the advice of the experts.
Entry to the shows is free.
SHOW DATES FOR 2018
Provisional Show Dates for 2019
Autumn Flower Show 2-3 March
Spring Bulb and Camellia Show 14-15 September
Iris, Rhododendron and Azalea Show 26-27 October
Spring Exhibition and Rose Show 9-10 November
and entries to:
The Honorary Show Secretary, Phone (02) 6251 2859
Trophies and AwardsThe Society awards a number of
trophies, to winners of particular categories in its four regular flower shows.
Some of the trophies go back a long way, having been first presented in the
1930s or 40s. To find out more about the trophies, including who they’re named
for and the achievement for which they’re awarded, click on Trophies and
The Society conducts an Open Garden
Program where members’ gardens are open for other members to visit.
Visiting open gardens give an opportunity to share ideas. It lets
visitors see what the owner grows, how to grow it, and what has been
done to tackle the drought and water restrictions.
Please note that Open Garden visits are only available to paid Society
Not a member...??? Membership details can be found at Becoming a member. Membership enquiries: 6291 5352.
on the links below to see photographs of some of the gardens that
have participated in the Society's Open Garden Program.Autumn 2018
Chris and Glenn's garden, Turner
Winter 2017Autumn 2017
Col and Darien's garden, Macarthur
Anderson garden, Hall
Louise's garden, Griffith
Joy's garden, "Stonehaven Gardens", Curtin
Margaret's garden, Chifley
Visit to Fetherston Gardens
Rick Bryson's garden in spring
Cedric and Gerdina's Garden, Watson
A member's garden, Dickson
Tijara Iris Garden, Burra
The May Garden, Jerrabomberra
Anne's garden, Yarralumla
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Society organises interstate bus trips for members. In the past, trips
have been arranged for visits to New Zealand, Tasmania, the Blue Mountains, the Melbourne
International Flower Show, specialist nurseries and public and private
gardens of significant interest.
*** Please note that for insurance purposes, to go on trips one needs
to be a member but that's easy. Subscriptions are $25 single and
$35 double. Go to Becoming a member. Membership enquiries: 6291 5352
Garden Tour in April 2019
Trip to Plant Collectors Fair, Clarendon, Friday 5 - Saturday 6 April
Day 1 Friday 5 April 2019
Depart 7:30 Bus Stop Heard Street Mawson and 7:50
Lyneham Netball Centre. Please
bring a picnic lunch and we will be stopping for morning tea and a nursery and
Arrive Motel – Hills Lodge Hotel and Spa, 1 Salisbury
Road Castle Hill. 3 dourse dinner
Day 2 Saturday 6 April 2019
cooked breakfast we will travel to Clarendon Plant Collectors Fair.
There are 100+ stalls, and these include 50 specialsit nurseries
selling distinctive and hard-to-come-by plants, books and garden
accessories, and also food stalls and coffee. Lunch at the fair
will be your own choice and at your own cost. Return home.
Cost approx $245.00 per person
double/twin. Single supplement $70.00. This
includes travel, accommodation, dinner, breakfast, a morning tea, entry to the
Clarendon Plant Fair and private garden entry.
NOTE: I need members to advise if they are interested in
the trip and I will secure the accommodation. Hills Lodge and Spa have
offered a generous package. I have to confirm the accommodation by
CONFIRM PRIOR TO 30/11/18 YOUR INTEREST IN THE
you wish to pay your deposit by cash, payments can be made at the
Spring Exhibition and Rose Show on 10-11 November or at the Information
Evening on 18 November. Final payment would be due at the February
Alternatively, you can pay by EFT, as below:
Bookings: $50.00 deposit to be paid to:
The Horticultural Society of Canberra
BSB 062 905
Account 00904388 ** reference
"Trip and your name"**
payment by EFT due 18 February.
Contact email@example.com or phone Heather on 0413 378 509 after 5pm.
For insurance purposes, participants must be members of HSOC.
Making direct deposits to the HSOCIf you wish to make a direct deposit to the HSOC, please use the following information:
Horticultural Society of Canberra Inc.
Account No 00904388
Please make sure that you indicate what the payment is for (for example, membership, a badge, a dinner, a particular tour) and put your full name in the 'payer' section of the bank transfer page.