Our next Information Meeting will be on Monday 16 October. Our speaker will be Anke Maria Hoefer and her topic is Canberra frogs and how to create frog-friendly habitat in a garden. All welcome.
The Society was formed in 1929. Initially it aimed to foster the spirit of gardening in Australia’s very new national capital so that Canberra might become a ‘garden city’. The Society has been involved in many activities over the years including: seed distribution to members, planning the National Rose Garden, garden and flower competitions, public talks and floral displays, as well as the present day Shows, Bruce Demonstration Garden, and production of The Canberra Gardener.
The Society will hold rose and fruit tree pruning demonstrations on Saturday 29 July at the Bruce Demonstration Garden, starting from 10am. There will also be a rose pruning demonstration on Sunday 30 July at 1.00pm at 1 Spence Place in Hughes. Members of the public welcome.
This year’s Autumn Flower Show will be on at the Fitzroy Pavilion, EPIC on 4-5 March. Opening hours are 10am-4pm Saturday and 10am-3.15pm Sunday.
There are several plant stalls in addition to the Society’s usual stall – daffodils, carnivorous plants and dahlias.
Our speaker is HSOC member Wendy Whitham who will be talking about her trip to Japan in search of peonies, wisteria and azaleas.
Go to the Activities and Events page for more information on what’s coming up.