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 Foyer, Wesley Uniting Church Centre, National Circuit, Forrest, unless advised otherwise in the timetable below.
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 January 2023||Robert Little will speak on flesh-eating plants|
|Monday 20 February||Paul Scholtens will talk about his career in horticulture, noting that trees are an important part of his life.|
|Monday 20 March||Our speaker will be Peter Abbott, author of Native bees of the ACT and NSW South Coast. We’re hoping he’ll bring some native bee honey to taste as well as copies of his book.|
|Monday 17 April||Our speaker will be Cid Riley on the topic of worm farms.|
|Monday 15 May||Jane Wright will talk to us about the orchids we can grow in Canberra – in the garden, on the deck under cover, in the house and in a heated greenhouse.|
|Monday 19 June||Our speaker will be from Neutrog.|
|Monday 17 July||Kieron from Greengold Nursery at Federation Square will be talking about indoor plants. He will also have plants for sale.|
|Monday 21August||AGM. Our speaker will be Bill Willis from Cuumbuen Native Plant Nursery in Queanbeyan.|
|Monday 18 September||Suzi Bond will talk to us about butterflies of the ACT.|
|Monday 16 October||Please note that the speaker for October has changed. Our speaker will be Dr Anna Howe on how Southern California went native in Canberra in the 1960s, including using drought tolerant Australian native plants and Californian desert plants.|
|Monday 20 November||Associate Professor Gavin Smith will be talking on working with and for venomous snakes on the urban edges. Prof Smith is with the ANU’s Canberra Snake Tracking Project.|