On Monday 20 February, the speaker will be Paul Scholtens whose topic will be trees.
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.
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.
The Society will hold pruning demonstrations on Saturday 30 July at the Bruce Demonstration Garden. There will be rose pruning from 9.00am and fruit tree pruning (apple, pear and persimmon) from 10.00am. There will also be a rose pruning demonstration on Sunday 31 July at 1.00pm at 1 Spence Place in Hughes. Members of the public welcome.
The Society is running a series of talks and demonstrations on how best to select, prepare and present exhibits at its flower shows. Click on the link below for more information on the demonstrations to be given at our monthly Information Evenings.