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Apr
23
Tue
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ East Ivanhoe Bowling Club
Apr 23 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December.

2023 topics
28 Feb: All about biochar.
28 Mar: Warringal Conservation Society.
25 Apr: Gardens and flowers, Greece.
23 May: Edible gardens.
27 Jun: Fabulous WA wildflowers.
25 Jul: About Warners’ large wholesale nursery.
22 Aug: TBC.
26 Sep: Plants of South Africa.
24 Oct: Around Victoria in wildflowers.
28 Nov: End of year dinner.

2022 topics
22 Feb: Wildflowers of Wilson’s Promontory.
20 Mar: IGC open garden.
26 Apr: Ellen Willmott.
24 May: Permaculture.
28 Jun: A garden makeover.
16 Jul: Rose pruning, Ivanhoe Park.
26 Jul: Around the world in flowers.
23 Aug: Richgro products.
27 Sep: Gardens in Elgland and Ireland.
25 Oct: Begonias.
22 Nov: End of year dinner.

2020 topics
25 Feb: All about David Austin Roses.
24 Mar: Insects in the garden.
28 Apr: Richgro for the garden.
26 May: Plants around the world.
23 Jun: Gardens in England & Ireland.
28 Jul: High country wildflowers.
25 Aug: Indian Hill Station plants & gardens.
22 Sep: Perennial plants.
27 Oct: The seasons at Maranoa Gardens.

2019 topics
26 Feb: eucalypts.
26 Mar: from a nurseryman.
23 Apr: all about tomatoes.
28 May: National Trust gardens.
25 Jun: vegetable gardening.
23 Jul: clematis.
27 Aug: bulbs.
24 Sep: wildflowers and gardens in Iran.
22 Oct: our National Parks.
26 Nov: end-of-year dinner.

Apr
24
Wed
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Apr 24 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December.

2023 speakers and topics
25 Jan: DVD garden.
22 Feb: Karen Sutherland on tomatoes.
22 Mar: John Fry on Ziebells Farmhouse.
26 Apr: Chris Clarke on Wilsons Promontory.
24 May: DIVRS (Darebin Information, Volunteer & Resource Service).
28 Jun: Lauren Mueller on edible weeds.
26 Jul: AGM.
23 Aug: Kat Lavers on permaculture.
27 Sep: TBA.
25 Oct: TBA.
22 Nov: Presentation of monthly awards.

2022 speakers and topics
26 Jan: No Meeting.
23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club.
27 Apr: Weng Lim on Asian vegetables.
25 May: Kathleen Tant on propagation.
22 Jun: Val from the Northern Suburbs Bonsai Club.
27 Jul: AGM.
24 Aug: TBA.
21 Sep: Maria on flower arranging.
26 Oct: Kathleen Tants on crop rotation and companion planting.
23 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2021 speakers and topics
27 Jan: No Meeting.
24 Feb: Kathleen Tants on weeds and pests.
24 Mar: John Pinniger – Heritage Fruit Society.
28 Apr: Pollinator Alliance on attracting pollinators to your garden.
26 May: Maria Mitchell on flower arranging.
23 Jun: Kathleen Tants on soil preparation.
28 Jul: AGM.
25 Aug: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
22 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on autumn bulbs and gardens in Greece.
27 Oct: To be confirmed.
24 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2019 speakers and topics
23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz.
27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging.
27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums.
24 Apr: Ian Banks-Smith on roses.
22 May: Rebecca from Holman Industries Irrigation Systems.
26 Jun: Vince from Bunnings.
24 Jul: AGM.
28 Aug: Andrew from Richgro Garden Products.
25 Sep: Kirsten Macleod from Compost Depot on compost.
23 Oct: Angelo from BAAG on permaculture.
27 Nov: Christmas breakup.

May
7
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 7 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2024 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Moore on bees in our gardens.
Mar: Helen Lovel on soil improvement.
Apr: Members Q&A.
May: Betsy-Sue Clarke on gardens from the heart.
Jun: Ros Houston on forest cactus.
Jul: Julie Temple on garden technology.
Aug: Jeff White on ecological psychology and deep nature connection. Also, the AGM
Sep: Garden Express on summer flowering bulbs.
Oct: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Nov: Jenny Hedley on propagating native plants.
Dec: Sandra Verdam and Julie Temple on growing microgreens.

2023 Speakers and topics
Feb: Jane Tonkin on winter and spring bulbs.
Mar: Barbara and Dee on preserving the harvest.
Apr: Fiona and Rown Williams on West Australia wildflowers.
May: Emma Powell on a winning garden design.
Jun: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Jul: Matt Barnes on living soil and biochar.
Aug: Rod Heather on growing and grafting fruit trees.
Sep: Charlotte Harrison on indoor plants.
Oct: Miriam Ford on prostantheras.
Nov: Fiona Williams on pelargonium and geranium swap night.
Dec: Christmas themed evening.

2022 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier.
Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta.
Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs.
May: John Harris on Eltham copper butterfly.
Jun: Ravi Sommerhalder on sharpening garden tools.
Jul: Chris Scrase on fuchsias.
Aug: Dusty on rock walls in landscaing & AGM.
Sep: Paul Kirkpatrick on tools for sale.
Oct: Penny Woodward on pest repellent plants, herbs & other organic solutions.
Nov: Flowering plant and veggie seedling swap night.
Dec: Jennifer Sheridan on Christmas wreaths.

2021 Speakers and topics
May: opening your garden/fruit trees and espalier.
Jun: pest repellent herbs and other organic solutions- Penny Woodward.
Jul: garden craft e.g. stone painting – labels, animals.
Aug: AGM and fuchsias – Chris Scrase.
Sep: tomatoes – Penny Woodward.
Oct: inspiring gardens visited.
Nov: seeds, in house/hands on.
Dec: a plant delicious Christmas.

2020 Speakers and topics
4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia.
3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design.
7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on patterns in nature.
5 May: Travel gardens.
2 Jun: Angelo Eliades on pruning fruit trees – espalier.
7 Jul: Sandi Kogtevs on making scarecrows.
4 Aug: Chris Scrase on fuchsias; AGM.
1 Sep: Penny Woodward on tomatoes.
6 Oct: Sarah Watson on clematis and flowering climbers.
3 Nov: Hands on – sowing, maintenance, potting on.
1 Dec: Helen Lovel on neutrog and biological fertilisers.

2019 Speakers and topics
5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes.
5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control.
2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture.
7 May: Paul Gale-Baker on wicking beds.
4 Jun: Caleb Armstrong on pharmaceutical herbs.
2 Jul: Lyndall Shaw on proteas and flower arranging.
6 Aug: Barbara Marshal on colour theory and colour combinations in planting; AGM.
3 Sep: Kevin Ritchie on unusual hanging baskets.
1 Oct: Norm Gerraty on growing begonias.
5 Nov: Sandra Verdam on bee-related hands-on activity.
3 Dec: Garden Club on a succulent Christmas.

2018 Speakers and topics
6 Feb: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies.
6 Mar: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration.
3 Apr: Paul Kirkpatrick on potagers – plus specialised tools.
1 May: Robyn Harris on African violets – care and propagation.
5 Jun: John and Joy Quinn on bulbs.
3 Jul: Titch – Flemings on bare-rooted trees.
7 Aug: Steven Wells on therapeutic gardens; AGM.
4 Sep: Hazel and Al Veevers on birds in the native garden.
2 Oct: Cade on beer – from hop seeds to drink.
6 Nov: Pat Anderson facilitating a tomato veggie herb swap.
4 Dec: Mitre 10 Diamond Creek on new garden products.

2017 Speakers and topics
7 Feb: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market.
7 Mar: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed.
4 Apr: Ryan Young on habitat gardening.
2 May: Attila Kapitany on succulents.
6 Jun: Vaughn Greenhill on landscape design – working with nature.
4 Jul: Pete the Permie on berry fruits.
1 Aug: Jan Morris on protective garden accessories.
5 Sep: Maria Ciavarella on thrifty gardening.
3 Oct: David Redfern on natives grown at Cranbourne – suited to our local area.
7 Nov: Arja Toivanen on taking cuttings (hands-on propagation workshop).
5 Dec: Mark Ludlow on bonsai; Christmas party.

2016 Speakers and topics
2 Feb: Lydia Heap on frolicking frogs.
1 Mar: Ryan Young on healthy soils.
5 Apr: Sue Evans on healing herbs of the 1st Fleet.
3 May: Ian Culbard on permaculture design and practice.
7 Jun: Cheryl on miniature landscaping with succulents.
5 Jul: speaker from the Clivea Society on clivea clues.
2 Aug: short talks from local speakers; AGM and 11th anniversary.
6 Sep: Bill Aitchison on acacias for the home garden.
4 Oct: Maria Ciavarella on gardening on a shoestring.
1 Nov: pelargonium and geranium show’n’share.
6 Dec: Melissa Thomas on garden art; Christmas party.

2015 Speakers and topics
3 Feb: Peter Miller on mounting plants on boards.
3 Mar: Ken Walker on native & exotic bees.
7 Apr: Sue Aldred on native plants: why & how.
5 May: Maurice Kellet on bromeliads.
2 Jun: Loretta Childs on an iconic local garden.
7 Jul: Local speakers on learning From gardening mistakes.
4 Aug: Greg Bolderson on underground treasures / rare bulbs.
1 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on a search for old roses around Victoria’s cemeteries.
6 Oct: Doris Pozzi on Nature’s supermarket.
3 Nov: Richard Lee on growing & using Asian greens.
1 Dec: Fun night with trivia games, DVDs & Christmas party.

May
8
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
May 8 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January and December. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2024 speakers and topics
14 Feb: Keith Edwards on soil health.
13 Mar: James Wall on growing vegetables in pots.
10 Apr: Kat Lavers on permaculture kitchen garden design.
08 May: Chloe Thompson on gardens In Ireland .
12 Jun: Matthew King, from Ryset International.
10 Jul: Kristen Stewart on FOGO from council.
14 Aug: Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly.
11 Sep: Kristen Stewart, from Council, on worm farms.
09 Oct: John Harris on habitat hardening in the backyard.
13 Nov: Kathleen Tants on preparing your garden for Summer.

2023 speakers and topics
08 Feb: Silkie roses.
08 Mar: Penny Woodward on knowing, growing and curing garlic.
10 May: Seila Hierk on Asian winter vegetables.
14 Jun: James Wall on the life and times as a nursery man.
12 Jul: John Hassal on vertical gardening.
09 Aug: Joseph Stanley on orchids.
12 Sep: Julie Kos, from Kossies Free Range Egg Farm, on smoked eggs.
11 Oct: Seila Hierk on bees in the garden.
08 Nov: Yarra Valley Water on recycled water.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes.

2021 speakers and topics
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on circular food.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts on selected products (e.g. wholesale at Ryset Industries).
  • Club trading table.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.

May
9
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
May 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

Vermont Garden Club @ Whitehorse Horticultural Centre
May 9 @ 20:00 – 22:00

The monthly meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, display bench, a trading table, and information about coming open gardens and shows. The evenings end with supper and our members take opportunity to chat over tea and coffee. In addition to gardening and horticulture, they are interested in tree preservation.

The club was founded around 1930 by the Vermont Scouts and was named the Carrot Club, as they were busy growing vegetables in response to the difficulties caused by the Great Depression Australia was experiencing. It then changed its name to the Vermont Horticultural Society and Garden Club, thus enabling it to hold horticultural shows. Another change in the name came when horticultural shows were no longer held and the club became the Vermont Garden Club, as it is known today.

May
22
Wed
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
May 22 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December.

2023 speakers and topics
25 Jan: DVD garden.
22 Feb: Karen Sutherland on tomatoes.
22 Mar: John Fry on Ziebells Farmhouse.
26 Apr: Chris Clarke on Wilsons Promontory.
24 May: DIVRS (Darebin Information, Volunteer & Resource Service).
28 Jun: Lauren Mueller on edible weeds.
26 Jul: AGM.
23 Aug: Kat Lavers on permaculture.
27 Sep: TBA.
25 Oct: TBA.
22 Nov: Presentation of monthly awards.

2022 speakers and topics
26 Jan: No Meeting.
23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club.
27 Apr: Weng Lim on Asian vegetables.
25 May: Kathleen Tant on propagation.
22 Jun: Val from the Northern Suburbs Bonsai Club.
27 Jul: AGM.
24 Aug: TBA.
21 Sep: Maria on flower arranging.
26 Oct: Kathleen Tants on crop rotation and companion planting.
23 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2021 speakers and topics
27 Jan: No Meeting.
24 Feb: Kathleen Tants on weeds and pests.
24 Mar: John Pinniger – Heritage Fruit Society.
28 Apr: Pollinator Alliance on attracting pollinators to your garden.
26 May: Maria Mitchell on flower arranging.
23 Jun: Kathleen Tants on soil preparation.
28 Jul: AGM.
25 Aug: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
22 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on autumn bulbs and gardens in Greece.
27 Oct: To be confirmed.
24 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2019 speakers and topics
23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz.
27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging.
27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums.
24 Apr: Ian Banks-Smith on roses.
22 May: Rebecca from Holman Industries Irrigation Systems.
26 Jun: Vince from Bunnings.
24 Jul: AGM.
28 Aug: Andrew from Richgro Garden Products.
25 Sep: Kirsten Macleod from Compost Depot on compost.
23 Oct: Angelo from BAAG on permaculture.
27 Nov: Christmas breakup.

May
28
Tue
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ East Ivanhoe Bowling Club
May 28 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December.

2023 topics
28 Feb: All about biochar.
28 Mar: Warringal Conservation Society.
25 Apr: Gardens and flowers, Greece.
23 May: Edible gardens.
27 Jun: Fabulous WA wildflowers.
25 Jul: About Warners’ large wholesale nursery.
22 Aug: TBC.
26 Sep: Plants of South Africa.
24 Oct: Around Victoria in wildflowers.
28 Nov: End of year dinner.

2022 topics
22 Feb: Wildflowers of Wilson’s Promontory.
20 Mar: IGC open garden.
26 Apr: Ellen Willmott.
24 May: Permaculture.
28 Jun: A garden makeover.
16 Jul: Rose pruning, Ivanhoe Park.
26 Jul: Around the world in flowers.
23 Aug: Richgro products.
27 Sep: Gardens in Elgland and Ireland.
25 Oct: Begonias.
22 Nov: End of year dinner.

2020 topics
25 Feb: All about David Austin Roses.
24 Mar: Insects in the garden.
28 Apr: Richgro for the garden.
26 May: Plants around the world.
23 Jun: Gardens in England & Ireland.
28 Jul: High country wildflowers.
25 Aug: Indian Hill Station plants & gardens.
22 Sep: Perennial plants.
27 Oct: The seasons at Maranoa Gardens.

2019 topics
26 Feb: eucalypts.
26 Mar: from a nurseryman.
23 Apr: all about tomatoes.
28 May: National Trust gardens.
25 Jun: vegetable gardening.
23 Jul: clematis.
27 Aug: bulbs.
24 Sep: wildflowers and gardens in Iran.
22 Oct: our National Parks.
26 Nov: end-of-year dinner.

Jun
4
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jun 4 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2024 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Moore on bees in our gardens.
Mar: Helen Lovel on soil improvement.
Apr: Members Q&A.
May: Betsy-Sue Clarke on gardens from the heart.
Jun: Ros Houston on forest cactus.
Jul: Julie Temple on garden technology.
Aug: Jeff White on ecological psychology and deep nature connection. Also, the AGM
Sep: Garden Express on summer flowering bulbs.
Oct: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Nov: Jenny Hedley on propagating native plants.
Dec: Sandra Verdam and Julie Temple on growing microgreens.

2023 Speakers and topics
Feb: Jane Tonkin on winter and spring bulbs.
Mar: Barbara and Dee on preserving the harvest.
Apr: Fiona and Rown Williams on West Australia wildflowers.
May: Emma Powell on a winning garden design.
Jun: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Jul: Matt Barnes on living soil and biochar.
Aug: Rod Heather on growing and grafting fruit trees.
Sep: Charlotte Harrison on indoor plants.
Oct: Miriam Ford on prostantheras.
Nov: Fiona Williams on pelargonium and geranium swap night.
Dec: Christmas themed evening.

2022 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier.
Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta.
Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs.
May: John Harris on Eltham copper butterfly.
Jun: Ravi Sommerhalder on sharpening garden tools.
Jul: Chris Scrase on fuchsias.
Aug: Dusty on rock walls in landscaing & AGM.
Sep: Paul Kirkpatrick on tools for sale.
Oct: Penny Woodward on pest repellent plants, herbs & other organic solutions.
Nov: Flowering plant and veggie seedling swap night.
Dec: Jennifer Sheridan on Christmas wreaths.

2021 Speakers and topics
May: opening your garden/fruit trees and espalier.
Jun: pest repellent herbs and other organic solutions- Penny Woodward.
Jul: garden craft e.g. stone painting – labels, animals.
Aug: AGM and fuchsias – Chris Scrase.
Sep: tomatoes – Penny Woodward.
Oct: inspiring gardens visited.
Nov: seeds, in house/hands on.
Dec: a plant delicious Christmas.

2020 Speakers and topics
4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia.
3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design.
7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on patterns in nature.
5 May: Travel gardens.
2 Jun: Angelo Eliades on pruning fruit trees – espalier.
7 Jul: Sandi Kogtevs on making scarecrows.
4 Aug: Chris Scrase on fuchsias; AGM.
1 Sep: Penny Woodward on tomatoes.
6 Oct: Sarah Watson on clematis and flowering climbers.
3 Nov: Hands on – sowing, maintenance, potting on.
1 Dec: Helen Lovel on neutrog and biological fertilisers.

2019 Speakers and topics
5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes.
5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control.
2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture.
7 May: Paul Gale-Baker on wicking beds.
4 Jun: Caleb Armstrong on pharmaceutical herbs.
2 Jul: Lyndall Shaw on proteas and flower arranging.
6 Aug: Barbara Marshal on colour theory and colour combinations in planting; AGM.
3 Sep: Kevin Ritchie on unusual hanging baskets.
1 Oct: Norm Gerraty on growing begonias.
5 Nov: Sandra Verdam on bee-related hands-on activity.
3 Dec: Garden Club on a succulent Christmas.

2018 Speakers and topics
6 Feb: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies.
6 Mar: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration.
3 Apr: Paul Kirkpatrick on potagers – plus specialised tools.
1 May: Robyn Harris on African violets – care and propagation.
5 Jun: John and Joy Quinn on bulbs.
3 Jul: Titch – Flemings on bare-rooted trees.
7 Aug: Steven Wells on therapeutic gardens; AGM.
4 Sep: Hazel and Al Veevers on birds in the native garden.
2 Oct: Cade on beer – from hop seeds to drink.
6 Nov: Pat Anderson facilitating a tomato veggie herb swap.
4 Dec: Mitre 10 Diamond Creek on new garden products.

2017 Speakers and topics
7 Feb: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market.
7 Mar: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed.
4 Apr: Ryan Young on habitat gardening.
2 May: Attila Kapitany on succulents.
6 Jun: Vaughn Greenhill on landscape design – working with nature.
4 Jul: Pete the Permie on berry fruits.
1 Aug: Jan Morris on protective garden accessories.
5 Sep: Maria Ciavarella on thrifty gardening.
3 Oct: David Redfern on natives grown at Cranbourne – suited to our local area.
7 Nov: Arja Toivanen on taking cuttings (hands-on propagation workshop).
5 Dec: Mark Ludlow on bonsai; Christmas party.

2016 Speakers and topics
2 Feb: Lydia Heap on frolicking frogs.
1 Mar: Ryan Young on healthy soils.
5 Apr: Sue Evans on healing herbs of the 1st Fleet.
3 May: Ian Culbard on permaculture design and practice.
7 Jun: Cheryl on miniature landscaping with succulents.
5 Jul: speaker from the Clivea Society on clivea clues.
2 Aug: short talks from local speakers; AGM and 11th anniversary.
6 Sep: Bill Aitchison on acacias for the home garden.
4 Oct: Maria Ciavarella on gardening on a shoestring.
1 Nov: pelargonium and geranium show’n’share.
6 Dec: Melissa Thomas on garden art; Christmas party.

2015 Speakers and topics
3 Feb: Peter Miller on mounting plants on boards.
3 Mar: Ken Walker on native & exotic bees.
7 Apr: Sue Aldred on native plants: why & how.
5 May: Maurice Kellet on bromeliads.
2 Jun: Loretta Childs on an iconic local garden.
7 Jul: Local speakers on learning From gardening mistakes.
4 Aug: Greg Bolderson on underground treasures / rare bulbs.
1 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on a search for old roses around Victoria’s cemeteries.
6 Oct: Doris Pozzi on Nature’s supermarket.
3 Nov: Richard Lee on growing & using Asian greens.
1 Dec: Fun night with trivia games, DVDs & Christmas party.

Jun
12
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Jun 12 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January and December. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2024 speakers and topics
14 Feb: Keith Edwards on soil health.
13 Mar: James Wall on growing vegetables in pots.
10 Apr: Kat Lavers on permaculture kitchen garden design.
08 May: Chloe Thompson on gardens In Ireland .
12 Jun: Matthew King, from Ryset International.
10 Jul: Kristen Stewart on FOGO from council.
14 Aug: Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly.
11 Sep: Kristen Stewart, from Council, on worm farms.
09 Oct: John Harris on habitat hardening in the backyard.
13 Nov: Kathleen Tants on preparing your garden for Summer.

2023 speakers and topics
08 Feb: Silkie roses.
08 Mar: Penny Woodward on knowing, growing and curing garlic.
10 May: Seila Hierk on Asian winter vegetables.
14 Jun: James Wall on the life and times as a nursery man.
12 Jul: John Hassal on vertical gardening.
09 Aug: Joseph Stanley on orchids.
12 Sep: Julie Kos, from Kossies Free Range Egg Farm, on smoked eggs.
11 Oct: Seila Hierk on bees in the garden.
08 Nov: Yarra Valley Water on recycled water.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes.

2021 speakers and topics
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on circular food.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts on selected products (e.g. wholesale at Ryset Industries).
  • Club trading table.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.

Jun
13
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jun 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

Vermont Garden Club @ Whitehorse Horticultural Centre
Jun 13 @ 20:00 – 22:00

The monthly meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, display bench, a trading table, and information about coming open gardens and shows. The evenings end with supper and our members take opportunity to chat over tea and coffee. In addition to gardening and horticulture, they are interested in tree preservation.

The club was founded around 1930 by the Vermont Scouts and was named the Carrot Club, as they were busy growing vegetables in response to the difficulties caused by the Great Depression Australia was experiencing. It then changed its name to the Vermont Horticultural Society and Garden Club, thus enabling it to hold horticultural shows. Another change in the name came when horticultural shows were no longer held and the club became the Vermont Garden Club, as it is known today.

Jun
25
Tue
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ East Ivanhoe Bowling Club
Jun 25 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December.

2023 topics
28 Feb: All about biochar.
28 Mar: Warringal Conservation Society.
25 Apr: Gardens and flowers, Greece.
23 May: Edible gardens.
27 Jun: Fabulous WA wildflowers.
25 Jul: About Warners’ large wholesale nursery.
22 Aug: TBC.
26 Sep: Plants of South Africa.
24 Oct: Around Victoria in wildflowers.
28 Nov: End of year dinner.

2022 topics
22 Feb: Wildflowers of Wilson’s Promontory.
20 Mar: IGC open garden.
26 Apr: Ellen Willmott.
24 May: Permaculture.
28 Jun: A garden makeover.
16 Jul: Rose pruning, Ivanhoe Park.
26 Jul: Around the world in flowers.
23 Aug: Richgro products.
27 Sep: Gardens in Elgland and Ireland.
25 Oct: Begonias.
22 Nov: End of year dinner.

2020 topics
25 Feb: All about David Austin Roses.
24 Mar: Insects in the garden.
28 Apr: Richgro for the garden.
26 May: Plants around the world.
23 Jun: Gardens in England & Ireland.
28 Jul: High country wildflowers.
25 Aug: Indian Hill Station plants & gardens.
22 Sep: Perennial plants.
27 Oct: The seasons at Maranoa Gardens.

2019 topics
26 Feb: eucalypts.
26 Mar: from a nurseryman.
23 Apr: all about tomatoes.
28 May: National Trust gardens.
25 Jun: vegetable gardening.
23 Jul: clematis.
27 Aug: bulbs.
24 Sep: wildflowers and gardens in Iran.
22 Oct: our National Parks.
26 Nov: end-of-year dinner.

Jun
26
Wed
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Jun 26 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December.

2023 speakers and topics
25 Jan: DVD garden.
22 Feb: Karen Sutherland on tomatoes.
22 Mar: John Fry on Ziebells Farmhouse.
26 Apr: Chris Clarke on Wilsons Promontory.
24 May: DIVRS (Darebin Information, Volunteer & Resource Service).
28 Jun: Lauren Mueller on edible weeds.
26 Jul: AGM.
23 Aug: Kat Lavers on permaculture.
27 Sep: TBA.
25 Oct: TBA.
22 Nov: Presentation of monthly awards.

2022 speakers and topics
26 Jan: No Meeting.
23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club.
27 Apr: Weng Lim on Asian vegetables.
25 May: Kathleen Tant on propagation.
22 Jun: Val from the Northern Suburbs Bonsai Club.
27 Jul: AGM.
24 Aug: TBA.
21 Sep: Maria on flower arranging.
26 Oct: Kathleen Tants on crop rotation and companion planting.
23 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2021 speakers and topics
27 Jan: No Meeting.
24 Feb: Kathleen Tants on weeds and pests.
24 Mar: John Pinniger – Heritage Fruit Society.
28 Apr: Pollinator Alliance on attracting pollinators to your garden.
26 May: Maria Mitchell on flower arranging.
23 Jun: Kathleen Tants on soil preparation.
28 Jul: AGM.
25 Aug: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
22 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on autumn bulbs and gardens in Greece.
27 Oct: To be confirmed.
24 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2019 speakers and topics
23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz.
27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging.
27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums.
24 Apr: Ian Banks-Smith on roses.
22 May: Rebecca from Holman Industries Irrigation Systems.
26 Jun: Vince from Bunnings.
24 Jul: AGM.
28 Aug: Andrew from Richgro Garden Products.
25 Sep: Kirsten Macleod from Compost Depot on compost.
23 Oct: Angelo from BAAG on permaculture.
27 Nov: Christmas breakup.

Jul
2
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jul 2 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2024 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Moore on bees in our gardens.
Mar: Helen Lovel on soil improvement.
Apr: Members Q&A.
May: Betsy-Sue Clarke on gardens from the heart.
Jun: Ros Houston on forest cactus.
Jul: Julie Temple on garden technology.
Aug: Jeff White on ecological psychology and deep nature connection. Also, the AGM
Sep: Garden Express on summer flowering bulbs.
Oct: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Nov: Jenny Hedley on propagating native plants.
Dec: Sandra Verdam and Julie Temple on growing microgreens.

2023 Speakers and topics
Feb: Jane Tonkin on winter and spring bulbs.
Mar: Barbara and Dee on preserving the harvest.
Apr: Fiona and Rown Williams on West Australia wildflowers.
May: Emma Powell on a winning garden design.
Jun: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Jul: Matt Barnes on living soil and biochar.
Aug: Rod Heather on growing and grafting fruit trees.
Sep: Charlotte Harrison on indoor plants.
Oct: Miriam Ford on prostantheras.
Nov: Fiona Williams on pelargonium and geranium swap night.
Dec: Christmas themed evening.

2022 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier.
Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta.
Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs.
May: John Harris on Eltham copper butterfly.
Jun: Ravi Sommerhalder on sharpening garden tools.
Jul: Chris Scrase on fuchsias.
Aug: Dusty on rock walls in landscaing & AGM.
Sep: Paul Kirkpatrick on tools for sale.
Oct: Penny Woodward on pest repellent plants, herbs & other organic solutions.
Nov: Flowering plant and veggie seedling swap night.
Dec: Jennifer Sheridan on Christmas wreaths.

2021 Speakers and topics
May: opening your garden/fruit trees and espalier.
Jun: pest repellent herbs and other organic solutions- Penny Woodward.
Jul: garden craft e.g. stone painting – labels, animals.
Aug: AGM and fuchsias – Chris Scrase.
Sep: tomatoes – Penny Woodward.
Oct: inspiring gardens visited.
Nov: seeds, in house/hands on.
Dec: a plant delicious Christmas.

2020 Speakers and topics
4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia.
3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design.
7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on patterns in nature.
5 May: Travel gardens.
2 Jun: Angelo Eliades on pruning fruit trees – espalier.
7 Jul: Sandi Kogtevs on making scarecrows.
4 Aug: Chris Scrase on fuchsias; AGM.
1 Sep: Penny Woodward on tomatoes.
6 Oct: Sarah Watson on clematis and flowering climbers.
3 Nov: Hands on – sowing, maintenance, potting on.
1 Dec: Helen Lovel on neutrog and biological fertilisers.

2019 Speakers and topics
5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes.
5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control.
2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture.
7 May: Paul Gale-Baker on wicking beds.
4 Jun: Caleb Armstrong on pharmaceutical herbs.
2 Jul: Lyndall Shaw on proteas and flower arranging.
6 Aug: Barbara Marshal on colour theory and colour combinations in planting; AGM.
3 Sep: Kevin Ritchie on unusual hanging baskets.
1 Oct: Norm Gerraty on growing begonias.
5 Nov: Sandra Verdam on bee-related hands-on activity.
3 Dec: Garden Club on a succulent Christmas.

2018 Speakers and topics
6 Feb: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies.
6 Mar: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration.
3 Apr: Paul Kirkpatrick on potagers – plus specialised tools.
1 May: Robyn Harris on African violets – care and propagation.
5 Jun: John and Joy Quinn on bulbs.
3 Jul: Titch – Flemings on bare-rooted trees.
7 Aug: Steven Wells on therapeutic gardens; AGM.
4 Sep: Hazel and Al Veevers on birds in the native garden.
2 Oct: Cade on beer – from hop seeds to drink.
6 Nov: Pat Anderson facilitating a tomato veggie herb swap.
4 Dec: Mitre 10 Diamond Creek on new garden products.

2017 Speakers and topics
7 Feb: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market.
7 Mar: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed.
4 Apr: Ryan Young on habitat gardening.
2 May: Attila Kapitany on succulents.
6 Jun: Vaughn Greenhill on landscape design – working with nature.
4 Jul: Pete the Permie on berry fruits.
1 Aug: Jan Morris on protective garden accessories.
5 Sep: Maria Ciavarella on thrifty gardening.
3 Oct: David Redfern on natives grown at Cranbourne – suited to our local area.
7 Nov: Arja Toivanen on taking cuttings (hands-on propagation workshop).
5 Dec: Mark Ludlow on bonsai; Christmas party.

2016 Speakers and topics
2 Feb: Lydia Heap on frolicking frogs.
1 Mar: Ryan Young on healthy soils.
5 Apr: Sue Evans on healing herbs of the 1st Fleet.
3 May: Ian Culbard on permaculture design and practice.
7 Jun: Cheryl on miniature landscaping with succulents.
5 Jul: speaker from the Clivea Society on clivea clues.
2 Aug: short talks from local speakers; AGM and 11th anniversary.
6 Sep: Bill Aitchison on acacias for the home garden.
4 Oct: Maria Ciavarella on gardening on a shoestring.
1 Nov: pelargonium and geranium show’n’share.
6 Dec: Melissa Thomas on garden art; Christmas party.

2015 Speakers and topics
3 Feb: Peter Miller on mounting plants on boards.
3 Mar: Ken Walker on native & exotic bees.
7 Apr: Sue Aldred on native plants: why & how.
5 May: Maurice Kellet on bromeliads.
2 Jun: Loretta Childs on an iconic local garden.
7 Jul: Local speakers on learning From gardening mistakes.
4 Aug: Greg Bolderson on underground treasures / rare bulbs.
1 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on a search for old roses around Victoria’s cemeteries.
6 Oct: Doris Pozzi on Nature’s supermarket.
3 Nov: Richard Lee on growing & using Asian greens.
1 Dec: Fun night with trivia games, DVDs & Christmas party.

Jul
10
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Jul 10 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January and December. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2024 speakers and topics
14 Feb: Keith Edwards on soil health.
13 Mar: James Wall on growing vegetables in pots.
10 Apr: Kat Lavers on permaculture kitchen garden design.
08 May: Chloe Thompson on gardens In Ireland .
12 Jun: Matthew King, from Ryset International.
10 Jul: Kristen Stewart on FOGO from council.
14 Aug: Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly.
11 Sep: Kristen Stewart, from Council, on worm farms.
09 Oct: John Harris on habitat hardening in the backyard.
13 Nov: Kathleen Tants on preparing your garden for Summer.

2023 speakers and topics
08 Feb: Silkie roses.
08 Mar: Penny Woodward on knowing, growing and curing garlic.
10 May: Seila Hierk on Asian winter vegetables.
14 Jun: James Wall on the life and times as a nursery man.
12 Jul: John Hassal on vertical gardening.
09 Aug: Joseph Stanley on orchids.
12 Sep: Julie Kos, from Kossies Free Range Egg Farm, on smoked eggs.
11 Oct: Seila Hierk on bees in the garden.
08 Nov: Yarra Valley Water on recycled water.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes.

2021 speakers and topics
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on circular food.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts on selected products (e.g. wholesale at Ryset Industries).
  • Club trading table.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.

Jul
11
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

Vermont Garden Club @ Whitehorse Horticultural Centre
Jul 11 @ 20:00 – 22:00

The monthly meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, display bench, a trading table, and information about coming open gardens and shows. The evenings end with supper and our members take opportunity to chat over tea and coffee. In addition to gardening and horticulture, they are interested in tree preservation.

The club was founded around 1930 by the Vermont Scouts and was named the Carrot Club, as they were busy growing vegetables in response to the difficulties caused by the Great Depression Australia was experiencing. It then changed its name to the Vermont Horticultural Society and Garden Club, thus enabling it to hold horticultural shows. Another change in the name came when horticultural shows were no longer held and the club became the Vermont Garden Club, as it is known today.

Jul
23
Tue
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ East Ivanhoe Bowling Club
Jul 23 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December.

2023 topics
28 Feb: All about biochar.
28 Mar: Warringal Conservation Society.
25 Apr: Gardens and flowers, Greece.
23 May: Edible gardens.
27 Jun: Fabulous WA wildflowers.
25 Jul: About Warners’ large wholesale nursery.
22 Aug: TBC.
26 Sep: Plants of South Africa.
24 Oct: Around Victoria in wildflowers.
28 Nov: End of year dinner.

2022 topics
22 Feb: Wildflowers of Wilson’s Promontory.
20 Mar: IGC open garden.
26 Apr: Ellen Willmott.
24 May: Permaculture.
28 Jun: A garden makeover.
16 Jul: Rose pruning, Ivanhoe Park.
26 Jul: Around the world in flowers.
23 Aug: Richgro products.
27 Sep: Gardens in Elgland and Ireland.
25 Oct: Begonias.
22 Nov: End of year dinner.

2020 topics
25 Feb: All about David Austin Roses.
24 Mar: Insects in the garden.
28 Apr: Richgro for the garden.
26 May: Plants around the world.
23 Jun: Gardens in England & Ireland.
28 Jul: High country wildflowers.
25 Aug: Indian Hill Station plants & gardens.
22 Sep: Perennial plants.
27 Oct: The seasons at Maranoa Gardens.

2019 topics
26 Feb: eucalypts.
26 Mar: from a nurseryman.
23 Apr: all about tomatoes.
28 May: National Trust gardens.
25 Jun: vegetable gardening.
23 Jul: clematis.
27 Aug: bulbs.
24 Sep: wildflowers and gardens in Iran.
22 Oct: our National Parks.
26 Nov: end-of-year dinner.

Jul
24
Wed
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Jul 24 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December.

2023 speakers and topics
25 Jan: DVD garden.
22 Feb: Karen Sutherland on tomatoes.
22 Mar: John Fry on Ziebells Farmhouse.
26 Apr: Chris Clarke on Wilsons Promontory.
24 May: DIVRS (Darebin Information, Volunteer & Resource Service).
28 Jun: Lauren Mueller on edible weeds.
26 Jul: AGM.
23 Aug: Kat Lavers on permaculture.
27 Sep: TBA.
25 Oct: TBA.
22 Nov: Presentation of monthly awards.

2022 speakers and topics
26 Jan: No Meeting.
23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club.
27 Apr: Weng Lim on Asian vegetables.
25 May: Kathleen Tant on propagation.
22 Jun: Val from the Northern Suburbs Bonsai Club.
27 Jul: AGM.
24 Aug: TBA.
21 Sep: Maria on flower arranging.
26 Oct: Kathleen Tants on crop rotation and companion planting.
23 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2021 speakers and topics
27 Jan: No Meeting.
24 Feb: Kathleen Tants on weeds and pests.
24 Mar: John Pinniger – Heritage Fruit Society.
28 Apr: Pollinator Alliance on attracting pollinators to your garden.
26 May: Maria Mitchell on flower arranging.
23 Jun: Kathleen Tants on soil preparation.
28 Jul: AGM.
25 Aug: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
22 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on autumn bulbs and gardens in Greece.
27 Oct: To be confirmed.
24 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2019 speakers and topics
23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz.
27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging.
27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums.
24 Apr: Ian Banks-Smith on roses.
22 May: Rebecca from Holman Industries Irrigation Systems.
26 Jun: Vince from Bunnings.
24 Jul: AGM.
28 Aug: Andrew from Richgro Garden Products.
25 Sep: Kirsten Macleod from Compost Depot on compost.
23 Oct: Angelo from BAAG on permaculture.
27 Nov: Christmas breakup.

Aug
6
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 6 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2024 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Moore on bees in our gardens.
Mar: Helen Lovel on soil improvement.
Apr: Members Q&A.
May: Betsy-Sue Clarke on gardens from the heart.
Jun: Ros Houston on forest cactus.
Jul: Julie Temple on garden technology.
Aug: Jeff White on ecological psychology and deep nature connection. Also, the AGM
Sep: Garden Express on summer flowering bulbs.
Oct: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Nov: Jenny Hedley on propagating native plants.
Dec: Sandra Verdam and Julie Temple on growing microgreens.

2023 Speakers and topics
Feb: Jane Tonkin on winter and spring bulbs.
Mar: Barbara and Dee on preserving the harvest.
Apr: Fiona and Rown Williams on West Australia wildflowers.
May: Emma Powell on a winning garden design.
Jun: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Jul: Matt Barnes on living soil and biochar.
Aug: Rod Heather on growing and grafting fruit trees.
Sep: Charlotte Harrison on indoor plants.
Oct: Miriam Ford on prostantheras.
Nov: Fiona Williams on pelargonium and geranium swap night.
Dec: Christmas themed evening.

2022 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier.
Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta.
Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs.
May: John Harris on Eltham copper butterfly.
Jun: Ravi Sommerhalder on sharpening garden tools.
Jul: Chris Scrase on fuchsias.
Aug: Dusty on rock walls in landscaing & AGM.
Sep: Paul Kirkpatrick on tools for sale.
Oct: Penny Woodward on pest repellent plants, herbs & other organic solutions.
Nov: Flowering plant and veggie seedling swap night.
Dec: Jennifer Sheridan on Christmas wreaths.

2021 Speakers and topics
May: opening your garden/fruit trees and espalier.
Jun: pest repellent herbs and other organic solutions- Penny Woodward.
Jul: garden craft e.g. stone painting – labels, animals.
Aug: AGM and fuchsias – Chris Scrase.
Sep: tomatoes – Penny Woodward.
Oct: inspiring gardens visited.
Nov: seeds, in house/hands on.
Dec: a plant delicious Christmas.

2020 Speakers and topics
4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia.
3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design.
7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on patterns in nature.
5 May: Travel gardens.
2 Jun: Angelo Eliades on pruning fruit trees – espalier.
7 Jul: Sandi Kogtevs on making scarecrows.
4 Aug: Chris Scrase on fuchsias; AGM.
1 Sep: Penny Woodward on tomatoes.
6 Oct: Sarah Watson on clematis and flowering climbers.
3 Nov: Hands on – sowing, maintenance, potting on.
1 Dec: Helen Lovel on neutrog and biological fertilisers.

2019 Speakers and topics
5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes.
5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control.
2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture.
7 May: Paul Gale-Baker on wicking beds.
4 Jun: Caleb Armstrong on pharmaceutical herbs.
2 Jul: Lyndall Shaw on proteas and flower arranging.
6 Aug: Barbara Marshal on colour theory and colour combinations in planting; AGM.
3 Sep: Kevin Ritchie on unusual hanging baskets.
1 Oct: Norm Gerraty on growing begonias.
5 Nov: Sandra Verdam on bee-related hands-on activity.
3 Dec: Garden Club on a succulent Christmas.

2018 Speakers and topics
6 Feb: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies.
6 Mar: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration.
3 Apr: Paul Kirkpatrick on potagers – plus specialised tools.
1 May: Robyn Harris on African violets – care and propagation.
5 Jun: John and Joy Quinn on bulbs.
3 Jul: Titch – Flemings on bare-rooted trees.
7 Aug: Steven Wells on therapeutic gardens; AGM.
4 Sep: Hazel and Al Veevers on birds in the native garden.
2 Oct: Cade on beer – from hop seeds to drink.
6 Nov: Pat Anderson facilitating a tomato veggie herb swap.
4 Dec: Mitre 10 Diamond Creek on new garden products.

2017 Speakers and topics
7 Feb: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market.
7 Mar: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed.
4 Apr: Ryan Young on habitat gardening.
2 May: Attila Kapitany on succulents.
6 Jun: Vaughn Greenhill on landscape design – working with nature.
4 Jul: Pete the Permie on berry fruits.
1 Aug: Jan Morris on protective garden accessories.
5 Sep: Maria Ciavarella on thrifty gardening.
3 Oct: David Redfern on natives grown at Cranbourne – suited to our local area.
7 Nov: Arja Toivanen on taking cuttings (hands-on propagation workshop).
5 Dec: Mark Ludlow on bonsai; Christmas party.

2016 Speakers and topics
2 Feb: Lydia Heap on frolicking frogs.
1 Mar: Ryan Young on healthy soils.
5 Apr: Sue Evans on healing herbs of the 1st Fleet.
3 May: Ian Culbard on permaculture design and practice.
7 Jun: Cheryl on miniature landscaping with succulents.
5 Jul: speaker from the Clivea Society on clivea clues.
2 Aug: short talks from local speakers; AGM and 11th anniversary.
6 Sep: Bill Aitchison on acacias for the home garden.
4 Oct: Maria Ciavarella on gardening on a shoestring.
1 Nov: pelargonium and geranium show’n’share.
6 Dec: Melissa Thomas on garden art; Christmas party.

2015 Speakers and topics
3 Feb: Peter Miller on mounting plants on boards.
3 Mar: Ken Walker on native & exotic bees.
7 Apr: Sue Aldred on native plants: why & how.
5 May: Maurice Kellet on bromeliads.
2 Jun: Loretta Childs on an iconic local garden.
7 Jul: Local speakers on learning From gardening mistakes.
4 Aug: Greg Bolderson on underground treasures / rare bulbs.
1 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on a search for old roses around Victoria’s cemeteries.
6 Oct: Doris Pozzi on Nature’s supermarket.
3 Nov: Richard Lee on growing & using Asian greens.
1 Dec: Fun night with trivia games, DVDs & Christmas party.

Aug
8
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Aug 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

Vermont Garden Club @ Whitehorse Horticultural Centre
Aug 8 @ 20:00 – 22:00

The monthly meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, display bench, a trading table, and information about coming open gardens and shows. The evenings end with supper and our members take opportunity to chat over tea and coffee. In addition to gardening and horticulture, they are interested in tree preservation.

The club was founded around 1930 by the Vermont Scouts and was named the Carrot Club, as they were busy growing vegetables in response to the difficulties caused by the Great Depression Australia was experiencing. It then changed its name to the Vermont Horticultural Society and Garden Club, thus enabling it to hold horticultural shows. Another change in the name came when horticultural shows were no longer held and the club became the Vermont Garden Club, as it is known today.

Aug
14
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Aug 14 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January and December. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2024 speakers and topics
14 Feb: Keith Edwards on soil health.
13 Mar: James Wall on growing vegetables in pots.
10 Apr: Kat Lavers on permaculture kitchen garden design.
08 May: Chloe Thompson on gardens In Ireland .
12 Jun: Matthew King, from Ryset International.
10 Jul: Kristen Stewart on FOGO from council.
14 Aug: Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly.
11 Sep: Kristen Stewart, from Council, on worm farms.
09 Oct: John Harris on habitat hardening in the backyard.
13 Nov: Kathleen Tants on preparing your garden for Summer.

2023 speakers and topics
08 Feb: Silkie roses.
08 Mar: Penny Woodward on knowing, growing and curing garlic.
10 May: Seila Hierk on Asian winter vegetables.
14 Jun: James Wall on the life and times as a nursery man.
12 Jul: John Hassal on vertical gardening.
09 Aug: Joseph Stanley on orchids.
12 Sep: Julie Kos, from Kossies Free Range Egg Farm, on smoked eggs.
11 Oct: Seila Hierk on bees in the garden.
08 Nov: Yarra Valley Water on recycled water.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes.

2021 speakers and topics
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on circular food.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts on selected products (e.g. wholesale at Ryset Industries).
  • Club trading table.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.

Aug
27
Tue
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ East Ivanhoe Bowling Club
Aug 27 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December.

2023 topics
28 Feb: All about biochar.
28 Mar: Warringal Conservation Society.
25 Apr: Gardens and flowers, Greece.
23 May: Edible gardens.
27 Jun: Fabulous WA wildflowers.
25 Jul: About Warners’ large wholesale nursery.
22 Aug: TBC.
26 Sep: Plants of South Africa.
24 Oct: Around Victoria in wildflowers.
28 Nov: End of year dinner.

2022 topics
22 Feb: Wildflowers of Wilson’s Promontory.
20 Mar: IGC open garden.
26 Apr: Ellen Willmott.
24 May: Permaculture.
28 Jun: A garden makeover.
16 Jul: Rose pruning, Ivanhoe Park.
26 Jul: Around the world in flowers.
23 Aug: Richgro products.
27 Sep: Gardens in Elgland and Ireland.
25 Oct: Begonias.
22 Nov: End of year dinner.

2020 topics
25 Feb: All about David Austin Roses.
24 Mar: Insects in the garden.
28 Apr: Richgro for the garden.
26 May: Plants around the world.
23 Jun: Gardens in England & Ireland.
28 Jul: High country wildflowers.
25 Aug: Indian Hill Station plants & gardens.
22 Sep: Perennial plants.
27 Oct: The seasons at Maranoa Gardens.

2019 topics
26 Feb: eucalypts.
26 Mar: from a nurseryman.
23 Apr: all about tomatoes.
28 May: National Trust gardens.
25 Jun: vegetable gardening.
23 Jul: clematis.
27 Aug: bulbs.
24 Sep: wildflowers and gardens in Iran.
22 Oct: our National Parks.
26 Nov: end-of-year dinner.

Aug
28
Wed
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Aug 28 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December.

2023 speakers and topics
25 Jan: DVD garden.
22 Feb: Karen Sutherland on tomatoes.
22 Mar: John Fry on Ziebells Farmhouse.
26 Apr: Chris Clarke on Wilsons Promontory.
24 May: DIVRS (Darebin Information, Volunteer & Resource Service).
28 Jun: Lauren Mueller on edible weeds.
26 Jul: AGM.
23 Aug: Kat Lavers on permaculture.
27 Sep: TBA.
25 Oct: TBA.
22 Nov: Presentation of monthly awards.

2022 speakers and topics
26 Jan: No Meeting.
23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club.
27 Apr: Weng Lim on Asian vegetables.
25 May: Kathleen Tant on propagation.
22 Jun: Val from the Northern Suburbs Bonsai Club.
27 Jul: AGM.
24 Aug: TBA.
21 Sep: Maria on flower arranging.
26 Oct: Kathleen Tants on crop rotation and companion planting.
23 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2021 speakers and topics
27 Jan: No Meeting.
24 Feb: Kathleen Tants on weeds and pests.
24 Mar: John Pinniger – Heritage Fruit Society.
28 Apr: Pollinator Alliance on attracting pollinators to your garden.
26 May: Maria Mitchell on flower arranging.
23 Jun: Kathleen Tants on soil preparation.
28 Jul: AGM.
25 Aug: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
22 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on autumn bulbs and gardens in Greece.
27 Oct: To be confirmed.
24 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2019 speakers and topics
23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz.
27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging.
27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums.
24 Apr: Ian Banks-Smith on roses.
22 May: Rebecca from Holman Industries Irrigation Systems.
26 Jun: Vince from Bunnings.
24 Jul: AGM.
28 Aug: Andrew from Richgro Garden Products.
25 Sep: Kirsten Macleod from Compost Depot on compost.
23 Oct: Angelo from BAAG on permaculture.
27 Nov: Christmas breakup.

Sep
3
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 3 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2024 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Moore on bees in our gardens.
Mar: Helen Lovel on soil improvement.
Apr: Members Q&A.
May: Betsy-Sue Clarke on gardens from the heart.
Jun: Ros Houston on forest cactus.
Jul: Julie Temple on garden technology.
Aug: Jeff White on ecological psychology and deep nature connection. Also, the AGM
Sep: Garden Express on summer flowering bulbs.
Oct: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Nov: Jenny Hedley on propagating native plants.
Dec: Sandra Verdam and Julie Temple on growing microgreens.

2023 Speakers and topics
Feb: Jane Tonkin on winter and spring bulbs.
Mar: Barbara and Dee on preserving the harvest.
Apr: Fiona and Rown Williams on West Australia wildflowers.
May: Emma Powell on a winning garden design.
Jun: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Jul: Matt Barnes on living soil and biochar.
Aug: Rod Heather on growing and grafting fruit trees.
Sep: Charlotte Harrison on indoor plants.
Oct: Miriam Ford on prostantheras.
Nov: Fiona Williams on pelargonium and geranium swap night.
Dec: Christmas themed evening.

2022 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier.
Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta.
Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs.
May: John Harris on Eltham copper butterfly.
Jun: Ravi Sommerhalder on sharpening garden tools.
Jul: Chris Scrase on fuchsias.
Aug: Dusty on rock walls in landscaing & AGM.
Sep: Paul Kirkpatrick on tools for sale.
Oct: Penny Woodward on pest repellent plants, herbs & other organic solutions.
Nov: Flowering plant and veggie seedling swap night.
Dec: Jennifer Sheridan on Christmas wreaths.

2021 Speakers and topics
May: opening your garden/fruit trees and espalier.
Jun: pest repellent herbs and other organic solutions- Penny Woodward.
Jul: garden craft e.g. stone painting – labels, animals.
Aug: AGM and fuchsias – Chris Scrase.
Sep: tomatoes – Penny Woodward.
Oct: inspiring gardens visited.
Nov: seeds, in house/hands on.
Dec: a plant delicious Christmas.

2020 Speakers and topics
4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia.
3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design.
7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on patterns in nature.
5 May: Travel gardens.
2 Jun: Angelo Eliades on pruning fruit trees – espalier.
7 Jul: Sandi Kogtevs on making scarecrows.
4 Aug: Chris Scrase on fuchsias; AGM.
1 Sep: Penny Woodward on tomatoes.
6 Oct: Sarah Watson on clematis and flowering climbers.
3 Nov: Hands on – sowing, maintenance, potting on.
1 Dec: Helen Lovel on neutrog and biological fertilisers.

2019 Speakers and topics
5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes.
5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control.
2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture.
7 May: Paul Gale-Baker on wicking beds.
4 Jun: Caleb Armstrong on pharmaceutical herbs.
2 Jul: Lyndall Shaw on proteas and flower arranging.
6 Aug: Barbara Marshal on colour theory and colour combinations in planting; AGM.
3 Sep: Kevin Ritchie on unusual hanging baskets.
1 Oct: Norm Gerraty on growing begonias.
5 Nov: Sandra Verdam on bee-related hands-on activity.
3 Dec: Garden Club on a succulent Christmas.

2018 Speakers and topics
6 Feb: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies.
6 Mar: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration.
3 Apr: Paul Kirkpatrick on potagers – plus specialised tools.
1 May: Robyn Harris on African violets – care and propagation.
5 Jun: John and Joy Quinn on bulbs.
3 Jul: Titch – Flemings on bare-rooted trees.
7 Aug: Steven Wells on therapeutic gardens; AGM.
4 Sep: Hazel and Al Veevers on birds in the native garden.
2 Oct: Cade on beer – from hop seeds to drink.
6 Nov: Pat Anderson facilitating a tomato veggie herb swap.
4 Dec: Mitre 10 Diamond Creek on new garden products.

2017 Speakers and topics
7 Feb: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market.
7 Mar: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed.
4 Apr: Ryan Young on habitat gardening.
2 May: Attila Kapitany on succulents.
6 Jun: Vaughn Greenhill on landscape design – working with nature.
4 Jul: Pete the Permie on berry fruits.
1 Aug: Jan Morris on protective garden accessories.
5 Sep: Maria Ciavarella on thrifty gardening.
3 Oct: David Redfern on natives grown at Cranbourne – suited to our local area.
7 Nov: Arja Toivanen on taking cuttings (hands-on propagation workshop).
5 Dec: Mark Ludlow on bonsai; Christmas party.

2016 Speakers and topics
2 Feb: Lydia Heap on frolicking frogs.
1 Mar: Ryan Young on healthy soils.
5 Apr: Sue Evans on healing herbs of the 1st Fleet.
3 May: Ian Culbard on permaculture design and practice.
7 Jun: Cheryl on miniature landscaping with succulents.
5 Jul: speaker from the Clivea Society on clivea clues.
2 Aug: short talks from local speakers; AGM and 11th anniversary.
6 Sep: Bill Aitchison on acacias for the home garden.
4 Oct: Maria Ciavarella on gardening on a shoestring.
1 Nov: pelargonium and geranium show’n’share.
6 Dec: Melissa Thomas on garden art; Christmas party.

2015 Speakers and topics
3 Feb: Peter Miller on mounting plants on boards.
3 Mar: Ken Walker on native & exotic bees.
7 Apr: Sue Aldred on native plants: why & how.
5 May: Maurice Kellet on bromeliads.
2 Jun: Loretta Childs on an iconic local garden.
7 Jul: Local speakers on learning From gardening mistakes.
4 Aug: Greg Bolderson on underground treasures / rare bulbs.
1 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on a search for old roses around Victoria’s cemeteries.
6 Oct: Doris Pozzi on Nature’s supermarket.
3 Nov: Richard Lee on growing & using Asian greens.
1 Dec: Fun night with trivia games, DVDs & Christmas party.

Sep
11
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Sep 11 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January and December. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2024 speakers and topics
14 Feb: Keith Edwards on soil health.
13 Mar: James Wall on growing vegetables in pots.
10 Apr: Kat Lavers on permaculture kitchen garden design.
08 May: Chloe Thompson on gardens In Ireland .
12 Jun: Matthew King, from Ryset International.
10 Jul: Kristen Stewart on FOGO from council.
14 Aug: Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly.
11 Sep: Kristen Stewart, from Council, on worm farms.
09 Oct: John Harris on habitat hardening in the backyard.
13 Nov: Kathleen Tants on preparing your garden for Summer.

2023 speakers and topics
08 Feb: Silkie roses.
08 Mar: Penny Woodward on knowing, growing and curing garlic.
10 May: Seila Hierk on Asian winter vegetables.
14 Jun: James Wall on the life and times as a nursery man.
12 Jul: John Hassal on vertical gardening.
09 Aug: Joseph Stanley on orchids.
12 Sep: Julie Kos, from Kossies Free Range Egg Farm, on smoked eggs.
11 Oct: Seila Hierk on bees in the garden.
08 Nov: Yarra Valley Water on recycled water.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes.

2021 speakers and topics
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on circular food.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts on selected products (e.g. wholesale at Ryset Industries).
  • Club trading table.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.

Sep
12
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Sep 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

Vermont Garden Club @ Whitehorse Horticultural Centre
Sep 12 @ 20:00 – 22:00

The monthly meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, display bench, a trading table, and information about coming open gardens and shows. The evenings end with supper and our members take opportunity to chat over tea and coffee. In addition to gardening and horticulture, they are interested in tree preservation.

The club was founded around 1930 by the Vermont Scouts and was named the Carrot Club, as they were busy growing vegetables in response to the difficulties caused by the Great Depression Australia was experiencing. It then changed its name to the Vermont Horticultural Society and Garden Club, thus enabling it to hold horticultural shows. Another change in the name came when horticultural shows were no longer held and the club became the Vermont Garden Club, as it is known today.

Sep
24
Tue
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ East Ivanhoe Bowling Club
Sep 24 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December.

2023 topics
28 Feb: All about biochar.
28 Mar: Warringal Conservation Society.
25 Apr: Gardens and flowers, Greece.
23 May: Edible gardens.
27 Jun: Fabulous WA wildflowers.
25 Jul: About Warners’ large wholesale nursery.
22 Aug: TBC.
26 Sep: Plants of South Africa.
24 Oct: Around Victoria in wildflowers.
28 Nov: End of year dinner.

2022 topics
22 Feb: Wildflowers of Wilson’s Promontory.
20 Mar: IGC open garden.
26 Apr: Ellen Willmott.
24 May: Permaculture.
28 Jun: A garden makeover.
16 Jul: Rose pruning, Ivanhoe Park.
26 Jul: Around the world in flowers.
23 Aug: Richgro products.
27 Sep: Gardens in Elgland and Ireland.
25 Oct: Begonias.
22 Nov: End of year dinner.

2020 topics
25 Feb: All about David Austin Roses.
24 Mar: Insects in the garden.
28 Apr: Richgro for the garden.
26 May: Plants around the world.
23 Jun: Gardens in England & Ireland.
28 Jul: High country wildflowers.
25 Aug: Indian Hill Station plants & gardens.
22 Sep: Perennial plants.
27 Oct: The seasons at Maranoa Gardens.

2019 topics
26 Feb: eucalypts.
26 Mar: from a nurseryman.
23 Apr: all about tomatoes.
28 May: National Trust gardens.
25 Jun: vegetable gardening.
23 Jul: clematis.
27 Aug: bulbs.
24 Sep: wildflowers and gardens in Iran.
22 Oct: our National Parks.
26 Nov: end-of-year dinner.

Sep
25
Wed
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Sep 25 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December.

2023 speakers and topics
25 Jan: DVD garden.
22 Feb: Karen Sutherland on tomatoes.
22 Mar: John Fry on Ziebells Farmhouse.
26 Apr: Chris Clarke on Wilsons Promontory.
24 May: DIVRS (Darebin Information, Volunteer & Resource Service).
28 Jun: Lauren Mueller on edible weeds.
26 Jul: AGM.
23 Aug: Kat Lavers on permaculture.
27 Sep: TBA.
25 Oct: TBA.
22 Nov: Presentation of monthly awards.

2022 speakers and topics
26 Jan: No Meeting.
23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club.
27 Apr: Weng Lim on Asian vegetables.
25 May: Kathleen Tant on propagation.
22 Jun: Val from the Northern Suburbs Bonsai Club.
27 Jul: AGM.
24 Aug: TBA.
21 Sep: Maria on flower arranging.
26 Oct: Kathleen Tants on crop rotation and companion planting.
23 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2021 speakers and topics
27 Jan: No Meeting.
24 Feb: Kathleen Tants on weeds and pests.
24 Mar: John Pinniger – Heritage Fruit Society.
28 Apr: Pollinator Alliance on attracting pollinators to your garden.
26 May: Maria Mitchell on flower arranging.
23 Jun: Kathleen Tants on soil preparation.
28 Jul: AGM.
25 Aug: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
22 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on autumn bulbs and gardens in Greece.
27 Oct: To be confirmed.
24 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2019 speakers and topics
23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz.
27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging.
27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums.
24 Apr: Ian Banks-Smith on roses.
22 May: Rebecca from Holman Industries Irrigation Systems.
26 Jun: Vince from Bunnings.
24 Jul: AGM.
28 Aug: Andrew from Richgro Garden Products.
25 Sep: Kirsten Macleod from Compost Depot on compost.
23 Oct: Angelo from BAAG on permaculture.
27 Nov: Christmas breakup.

Oct
1
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 1 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2024 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Moore on bees in our gardens.
Mar: Helen Lovel on soil improvement.
Apr: Members Q&A.
May: Betsy-Sue Clarke on gardens from the heart.
Jun: Ros Houston on forest cactus.
Jul: Julie Temple on garden technology.
Aug: Jeff White on ecological psychology and deep nature connection. Also, the AGM
Sep: Garden Express on summer flowering bulbs.
Oct: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Nov: Jenny Hedley on propagating native plants.
Dec: Sandra Verdam and Julie Temple on growing microgreens.

2023 Speakers and topics
Feb: Jane Tonkin on winter and spring bulbs.
Mar: Barbara and Dee on preserving the harvest.
Apr: Fiona and Rown Williams on West Australia wildflowers.
May: Emma Powell on a winning garden design.
Jun: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Jul: Matt Barnes on living soil and biochar.
Aug: Rod Heather on growing and grafting fruit trees.
Sep: Charlotte Harrison on indoor plants.
Oct: Miriam Ford on prostantheras.
Nov: Fiona Williams on pelargonium and geranium swap night.
Dec: Christmas themed evening.

2022 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier.
Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta.
Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs.
May: John Harris on Eltham copper butterfly.
Jun: Ravi Sommerhalder on sharpening garden tools.
Jul: Chris Scrase on fuchsias.
Aug: Dusty on rock walls in landscaing & AGM.
Sep: Paul Kirkpatrick on tools for sale.
Oct: Penny Woodward on pest repellent plants, herbs & other organic solutions.
Nov: Flowering plant and veggie seedling swap night.
Dec: Jennifer Sheridan on Christmas wreaths.

2021 Speakers and topics
May: opening your garden/fruit trees and espalier.
Jun: pest repellent herbs and other organic solutions- Penny Woodward.
Jul: garden craft e.g. stone painting – labels, animals.
Aug: AGM and fuchsias – Chris Scrase.
Sep: tomatoes – Penny Woodward.
Oct: inspiring gardens visited.
Nov: seeds, in house/hands on.
Dec: a plant delicious Christmas.

2020 Speakers and topics
4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia.
3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design.
7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on patterns in nature.
5 May: Travel gardens.
2 Jun: Angelo Eliades on pruning fruit trees – espalier.
7 Jul: Sandi Kogtevs on making scarecrows.
4 Aug: Chris Scrase on fuchsias; AGM.
1 Sep: Penny Woodward on tomatoes.
6 Oct: Sarah Watson on clematis and flowering climbers.
3 Nov: Hands on – sowing, maintenance, potting on.
1 Dec: Helen Lovel on neutrog and biological fertilisers.

2019 Speakers and topics
5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes.
5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control.
2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture.
7 May: Paul Gale-Baker on wicking beds.
4 Jun: Caleb Armstrong on pharmaceutical herbs.
2 Jul: Lyndall Shaw on proteas and flower arranging.
6 Aug: Barbara Marshal on colour theory and colour combinations in planting; AGM.
3 Sep: Kevin Ritchie on unusual hanging baskets.
1 Oct: Norm Gerraty on growing begonias.
5 Nov: Sandra Verdam on bee-related hands-on activity.
3 Dec: Garden Club on a succulent Christmas.

2018 Speakers and topics
6 Feb: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies.
6 Mar: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration.
3 Apr: Paul Kirkpatrick on potagers – plus specialised tools.
1 May: Robyn Harris on African violets – care and propagation.
5 Jun: John and Joy Quinn on bulbs.
3 Jul: Titch – Flemings on bare-rooted trees.
7 Aug: Steven Wells on therapeutic gardens; AGM.
4 Sep: Hazel and Al Veevers on birds in the native garden.
2 Oct: Cade on beer – from hop seeds to drink.
6 Nov: Pat Anderson facilitating a tomato veggie herb swap.
4 Dec: Mitre 10 Diamond Creek on new garden products.

2017 Speakers and topics
7 Feb: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market.
7 Mar: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed.
4 Apr: Ryan Young on habitat gardening.
2 May: Attila Kapitany on succulents.
6 Jun: Vaughn Greenhill on landscape design – working with nature.
4 Jul: Pete the Permie on berry fruits.
1 Aug: Jan Morris on protective garden accessories.
5 Sep: Maria Ciavarella on thrifty gardening.
3 Oct: David Redfern on natives grown at Cranbourne – suited to our local area.
7 Nov: Arja Toivanen on taking cuttings (hands-on propagation workshop).
5 Dec: Mark Ludlow on bonsai; Christmas party.

2016 Speakers and topics
2 Feb: Lydia Heap on frolicking frogs.
1 Mar: Ryan Young on healthy soils.
5 Apr: Sue Evans on healing herbs of the 1st Fleet.
3 May: Ian Culbard on permaculture design and practice.
7 Jun: Cheryl on miniature landscaping with succulents.
5 Jul: speaker from the Clivea Society on clivea clues.
2 Aug: short talks from local speakers; AGM and 11th anniversary.
6 Sep: Bill Aitchison on acacias for the home garden.
4 Oct: Maria Ciavarella on gardening on a shoestring.
1 Nov: pelargonium and geranium show’n’share.
6 Dec: Melissa Thomas on garden art; Christmas party.

2015 Speakers and topics
3 Feb: Peter Miller on mounting plants on boards.
3 Mar: Ken Walker on native & exotic bees.
7 Apr: Sue Aldred on native plants: why & how.
5 May: Maurice Kellet on bromeliads.
2 Jun: Loretta Childs on an iconic local garden.
7 Jul: Local speakers on learning From gardening mistakes.
4 Aug: Greg Bolderson on underground treasures / rare bulbs.
1 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on a search for old roses around Victoria’s cemeteries.
6 Oct: Doris Pozzi on Nature’s supermarket.
3 Nov: Richard Lee on growing & using Asian greens.
1 Dec: Fun night with trivia games, DVDs & Christmas party.

Oct
9
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Oct 9 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January and December. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2024 speakers and topics
14 Feb: Keith Edwards on soil health.
13 Mar: James Wall on growing vegetables in pots.
10 Apr: Kat Lavers on permaculture kitchen garden design.
08 May: Chloe Thompson on gardens In Ireland .
12 Jun: Matthew King, from Ryset International.
10 Jul: Kristen Stewart on FOGO from council.
14 Aug: Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly.
11 Sep: Kristen Stewart, from Council, on worm farms.
09 Oct: John Harris on habitat hardening in the backyard.
13 Nov: Kathleen Tants on preparing your garden for Summer.

2023 speakers and topics
08 Feb: Silkie roses.
08 Mar: Penny Woodward on knowing, growing and curing garlic.
10 May: Seila Hierk on Asian winter vegetables.
14 Jun: James Wall on the life and times as a nursery man.
12 Jul: John Hassal on vertical gardening.
09 Aug: Joseph Stanley on orchids.
12 Sep: Julie Kos, from Kossies Free Range Egg Farm, on smoked eggs.
11 Oct: Seila Hierk on bees in the garden.
08 Nov: Yarra Valley Water on recycled water.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes.

2021 speakers and topics
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on circular food.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts on selected products (e.g. wholesale at Ryset Industries).
  • Club trading table.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.

Oct
10
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Oct 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

Vermont Garden Club @ Whitehorse Horticultural Centre
Oct 10 @ 20:00 – 22:00

The monthly meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, display bench, a trading table, and information about coming open gardens and shows. The evenings end with supper and our members take opportunity to chat over tea and coffee. In addition to gardening and horticulture, they are interested in tree preservation.

The club was founded around 1930 by the Vermont Scouts and was named the Carrot Club, as they were busy growing vegetables in response to the difficulties caused by the Great Depression Australia was experiencing. It then changed its name to the Vermont Horticultural Society and Garden Club, thus enabling it to hold horticultural shows. Another change in the name came when horticultural shows were no longer held and the club became the Vermont Garden Club, as it is known today.

Oct
22
Tue
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ East Ivanhoe Bowling Club
Oct 22 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December.

2023 topics
28 Feb: All about biochar.
28 Mar: Warringal Conservation Society.
25 Apr: Gardens and flowers, Greece.
23 May: Edible gardens.
27 Jun: Fabulous WA wildflowers.
25 Jul: About Warners’ large wholesale nursery.
22 Aug: TBC.
26 Sep: Plants of South Africa.
24 Oct: Around Victoria in wildflowers.
28 Nov: End of year dinner.

2022 topics
22 Feb: Wildflowers of Wilson’s Promontory.
20 Mar: IGC open garden.
26 Apr: Ellen Willmott.
24 May: Permaculture.
28 Jun: A garden makeover.
16 Jul: Rose pruning, Ivanhoe Park.
26 Jul: Around the world in flowers.
23 Aug: Richgro products.
27 Sep: Gardens in Elgland and Ireland.
25 Oct: Begonias.
22 Nov: End of year dinner.

2020 topics
25 Feb: All about David Austin Roses.
24 Mar: Insects in the garden.
28 Apr: Richgro for the garden.
26 May: Plants around the world.
23 Jun: Gardens in England & Ireland.
28 Jul: High country wildflowers.
25 Aug: Indian Hill Station plants & gardens.
22 Sep: Perennial plants.
27 Oct: The seasons at Maranoa Gardens.

2019 topics
26 Feb: eucalypts.
26 Mar: from a nurseryman.
23 Apr: all about tomatoes.
28 May: National Trust gardens.
25 Jun: vegetable gardening.
23 Jul: clematis.
27 Aug: bulbs.
24 Sep: wildflowers and gardens in Iran.
22 Oct: our National Parks.
26 Nov: end-of-year dinner.

Oct
23
Wed
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Oct 23 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December.

2023 speakers and topics
25 Jan: DVD garden.
22 Feb: Karen Sutherland on tomatoes.
22 Mar: John Fry on Ziebells Farmhouse.
26 Apr: Chris Clarke on Wilsons Promontory.
24 May: DIVRS (Darebin Information, Volunteer & Resource Service).
28 Jun: Lauren Mueller on edible weeds.
26 Jul: AGM.
23 Aug: Kat Lavers on permaculture.
27 Sep: TBA.
25 Oct: TBA.
22 Nov: Presentation of monthly awards.

2022 speakers and topics
26 Jan: No Meeting.
23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club.
27 Apr: Weng Lim on Asian vegetables.
25 May: Kathleen Tant on propagation.
22 Jun: Val from the Northern Suburbs Bonsai Club.
27 Jul: AGM.
24 Aug: TBA.
21 Sep: Maria on flower arranging.
26 Oct: Kathleen Tants on crop rotation and companion planting.
23 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2021 speakers and topics
27 Jan: No Meeting.
24 Feb: Kathleen Tants on weeds and pests.
24 Mar: John Pinniger – Heritage Fruit Society.
28 Apr: Pollinator Alliance on attracting pollinators to your garden.
26 May: Maria Mitchell on flower arranging.
23 Jun: Kathleen Tants on soil preparation.
28 Jul: AGM.
25 Aug: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
22 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on autumn bulbs and gardens in Greece.
27 Oct: To be confirmed.
24 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2019 speakers and topics
23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz.
27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging.
27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums.
24 Apr: Ian Banks-Smith on roses.
22 May: Rebecca from Holman Industries Irrigation Systems.
26 Jun: Vince from Bunnings.
24 Jul: AGM.
28 Aug: Andrew from Richgro Garden Products.
25 Sep: Kirsten Macleod from Compost Depot on compost.
23 Oct: Angelo from BAAG on permaculture.
27 Nov: Christmas breakup.

Nov
5
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Nov 5 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2024 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Moore on bees in our gardens.
Mar: Helen Lovel on soil improvement.
Apr: Members Q&A.
May: Betsy-Sue Clarke on gardens from the heart.
Jun: Ros Houston on forest cactus.
Jul: Julie Temple on garden technology.
Aug: Jeff White on ecological psychology and deep nature connection. Also, the AGM
Sep: Garden Express on summer flowering bulbs.
Oct: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Nov: Jenny Hedley on propagating native plants.
Dec: Sandra Verdam and Julie Temple on growing microgreens.

2023 Speakers and topics
Feb: Jane Tonkin on winter and spring bulbs.
Mar: Barbara and Dee on preserving the harvest.
Apr: Fiona and Rown Williams on West Australia wildflowers.
May: Emma Powell on a winning garden design.
Jun: Jenny Lau on local birds.
Jul: Matt Barnes on living soil and biochar.
Aug: Rod Heather on growing and grafting fruit trees.
Sep: Charlotte Harrison on indoor plants.
Oct: Miriam Ford on prostantheras.
Nov: Fiona Williams on pelargonium and geranium swap night.
Dec: Christmas themed evening.

2022 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier.
Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta.
Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs.
May: John Harris on Eltham copper butterfly.
Jun: Ravi Sommerhalder on sharpening garden tools.
Jul: Chris Scrase on fuchsias.
Aug: Dusty on rock walls in landscaing & AGM.
Sep: Paul Kirkpatrick on tools for sale.
Oct: Penny Woodward on pest repellent plants, herbs & other organic solutions.
Nov: Flowering plant and veggie seedling swap night.
Dec: Jennifer Sheridan on Christmas wreaths.

2021 Speakers and topics
May: opening your garden/fruit trees and espalier.
Jun: pest repellent herbs and other organic solutions- Penny Woodward.
Jul: garden craft e.g. stone painting – labels, animals.
Aug: AGM and fuchsias – Chris Scrase.
Sep: tomatoes – Penny Woodward.
Oct: inspiring gardens visited.
Nov: seeds, in house/hands on.
Dec: a plant delicious Christmas.

2020 Speakers and topics
4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia.
3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design.
7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on patterns in nature.
5 May: Travel gardens.
2 Jun: Angelo Eliades on pruning fruit trees – espalier.
7 Jul: Sandi Kogtevs on making scarecrows.
4 Aug: Chris Scrase on fuchsias; AGM.
1 Sep: Penny Woodward on tomatoes.
6 Oct: Sarah Watson on clematis and flowering climbers.
3 Nov: Hands on – sowing, maintenance, potting on.
1 Dec: Helen Lovel on neutrog and biological fertilisers.

2019 Speakers and topics
5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes.
5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control.
2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture.
7 May: Paul Gale-Baker on wicking beds.
4 Jun: Caleb Armstrong on pharmaceutical herbs.
2 Jul: Lyndall Shaw on proteas and flower arranging.
6 Aug: Barbara Marshal on colour theory and colour combinations in planting; AGM.
3 Sep: Kevin Ritchie on unusual hanging baskets.
1 Oct: Norm Gerraty on growing begonias.
5 Nov: Sandra Verdam on bee-related hands-on activity.
3 Dec: Garden Club on a succulent Christmas.

2018 Speakers and topics
6 Feb: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies.
6 Mar: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration.
3 Apr: Paul Kirkpatrick on potagers – plus specialised tools.
1 May: Robyn Harris on African violets – care and propagation.
5 Jun: John and Joy Quinn on bulbs.
3 Jul: Titch – Flemings on bare-rooted trees.
7 Aug: Steven Wells on therapeutic gardens; AGM.
4 Sep: Hazel and Al Veevers on birds in the native garden.
2 Oct: Cade on beer – from hop seeds to drink.
6 Nov: Pat Anderson facilitating a tomato veggie herb swap.
4 Dec: Mitre 10 Diamond Creek on new garden products.

2017 Speakers and topics
7 Feb: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market.
7 Mar: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed.
4 Apr: Ryan Young on habitat gardening.
2 May: Attila Kapitany on succulents.
6 Jun: Vaughn Greenhill on landscape design – working with nature.
4 Jul: Pete the Permie on berry fruits.
1 Aug: Jan Morris on protective garden accessories.
5 Sep: Maria Ciavarella on thrifty gardening.
3 Oct: David Redfern on natives grown at Cranbourne – suited to our local area.
7 Nov: Arja Toivanen on taking cuttings (hands-on propagation workshop).
5 Dec: Mark Ludlow on bonsai; Christmas party.

2016 Speakers and topics
2 Feb: Lydia Heap on frolicking frogs.
1 Mar: Ryan Young on healthy soils.
5 Apr: Sue Evans on healing herbs of the 1st Fleet.
3 May: Ian Culbard on permaculture design and practice.
7 Jun: Cheryl on miniature landscaping with succulents.
5 Jul: speaker from the Clivea Society on clivea clues.
2 Aug: short talks from local speakers; AGM and 11th anniversary.
6 Sep: Bill Aitchison on acacias for the home garden.
4 Oct: Maria Ciavarella on gardening on a shoestring.
1 Nov: pelargonium and geranium show’n’share.
6 Dec: Melissa Thomas on garden art; Christmas party.

2015 Speakers and topics
3 Feb: Peter Miller on mounting plants on boards.
3 Mar: Ken Walker on native & exotic bees.
7 Apr: Sue Aldred on native plants: why & how.
5 May: Maurice Kellet on bromeliads.
2 Jun: Loretta Childs on an iconic local garden.
7 Jul: Local speakers on learning From gardening mistakes.
4 Aug: Greg Bolderson on underground treasures / rare bulbs.
1 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on a search for old roses around Victoria’s cemeteries.
6 Oct: Doris Pozzi on Nature’s supermarket.
3 Nov: Richard Lee on growing & using Asian greens.
1 Dec: Fun night with trivia games, DVDs & Christmas party.

Nov
13
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Nov 13 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January and December. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2024 speakers and topics
14 Feb: Keith Edwards on soil health.
13 Mar: James Wall on growing vegetables in pots.
10 Apr: Kat Lavers on permaculture kitchen garden design.
08 May: Chloe Thompson on gardens In Ireland .
12 Jun: Matthew King, from Ryset International.
10 Jul: Kristen Stewart on FOGO from council.
14 Aug: Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly.
11 Sep: Kristen Stewart, from Council, on worm farms.
09 Oct: John Harris on habitat hardening in the backyard.
13 Nov: Kathleen Tants on preparing your garden for Summer.

2023 speakers and topics
08 Feb: Silkie roses.
08 Mar: Penny Woodward on knowing, growing and curing garlic.
10 May: Seila Hierk on Asian winter vegetables.
14 Jun: James Wall on the life and times as a nursery man.
12 Jul: John Hassal on vertical gardening.
09 Aug: Joseph Stanley on orchids.
12 Sep: Julie Kos, from Kossies Free Range Egg Farm, on smoked eggs.
11 Oct: Seila Hierk on bees in the garden.
08 Nov: Yarra Valley Water on recycled water.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes.

2021 speakers and topics
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on circular food.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts on selected products (e.g. wholesale at Ryset Industries).
  • Club trading table.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.

Nov
14
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Nov 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

Vermont Garden Club @ Whitehorse Horticultural Centre
Nov 14 @ 20:00 – 22:00

The monthly meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, display bench, a trading table, and information about coming open gardens and shows. The evenings end with supper and our members take opportunity to chat over tea and coffee. In addition to gardening and horticulture, they are interested in tree preservation.

The club was founded around 1930 by the Vermont Scouts and was named the Carrot Club, as they were busy growing vegetables in response to the difficulties caused by the Great Depression Australia was experiencing. It then changed its name to the Vermont Horticultural Society and Garden Club, thus enabling it to hold horticultural shows. Another change in the name came when horticultural shows were no longer held and the club became the Vermont Garden Club, as it is known today.

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