APS Ballarat District

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All activities of APS Ballarat District, including the Winter Show, are cancelled to the end of June.
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2nd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm (April – September) & 7.30 pm (October – March, except January).

Venue: The Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Botanical Gardens. Entrance Gate 3, Gillies St; Ballarat. Google map link

Upcoming events for Ballarat District

Membership Fees: Single $10, Family $13 + (APS Vic Memb. Fees)

President: Phyllis Wright  5345 2514
Assistant Secretary: Ruth Marton
Treasurer: Liz Bowden

PO. Box 123W, Ballarat West, Vic 3350.

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Edition Contents
May 20The Garden at Elaine: From the Hasties; Building a Garden – water in the garden
Apr 20Mar report: Ade Foster – Travels in North Western Australia in August 2019; John Hastie: Wattles in Flower; Accidentally a Forest: An observation from member Susan Ring; Wollemi Pine Wollemia nobilis
Mar 20Feb Excursion Report: Wetlands Walk and Talk with Roger Thomas at Macarthur Park Wetlands; February Guest Speaker Report – Fon Ryan: ‘A Celebration of Digital Photography’
Feb 20End of Year Celebrations Report; preview of April mtg: Donna Thomas – Ballarat Botanical Gardens Indigenous Plant
Conservation Project
Dec 19Nov Guest Speaker Report: Peter Debicki (The Polish Beekeeper); Nov Excursion Report: Visit to Jenny West’s Garden at Gordon
Nov 19Oct meeting: Daniel Lewry – Physiotherapist; October Flower Show Report; Excursion Report: Spring bus trip, Corio/Lara/Brisbane Ranges
Oct 19September Guest Speaker Report: Sam Strong on ‘Gardens for Wildlife’; September Excursion Report: The Australian Garden at Cranbourne; Aust. Native Plant workshops, including activities for visually impaired
Sep 19Sep excursion to the Australian Garden at Cranbourne; afternoon vs evening meetings
Aug 19Jul Guest Speaker Report: Peter Marquand, Curator of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens; Happy Birthday Paddy Marshall
Jul 19Call for President, Secretary & Treasurer; Jun meeting review: Helen Lovel, from Neutrog Biological Fertilizers; Review of Winter Flower Show
Jun 19May meeting review: Peter Broughton on the State of the Nursery Industry; APS Geelong Apr meeting review: ‘Eucalypts’ – by Dean Nicolle; Call for President, Secretary & Treasurer; Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa
May 19Our Group Needs a Secretary!; review of Apr presentation by Jenny & Peter Sedgwick on “Home and Habitat”; garden visit to Phyllis Wright at Creswick
Apr 19Review of Roger Thomas’s March presentation: ‘My Nature Year’; Garden Challenges, Gladys Hastie; Our Group Needs a Secretary!
Mar 19Review of Fon Ryan’s presentation: ‘A Celebration of Digital Photography’; Call for new secretary; Feb excursion report: Annual Bird and Plant Walk with Roger Thomas to the North Gardens Reserve
Feb 19Call for new secretary
Dec 18Review of Jenny West’s Nov talk on pollination; call for new secretary; review of Nov excursion to Gladys and John Hastie’s garden at Elaine; Wildflower Trip to WA – Ruth Marton
Nov 18Presentation to Joan Jenkins; Review of Oct Spring Flower Show
Oct 18Review of Sep excursion to Lara
Sep 18Review of July excursion to Collier garden and protea farm; review of August workshop on propagating Aust. native plants; Old Andado Station – Liz Bowden; call for suggestions for Ballarat District plant list
Aug 18Review of Roger Wileman presentation – Flora of the Wheat Belt of West Australia; memberships due; review of Ballarat District winter flower show
Mar 18Vale Helen Burgess; Excursion Report: Annual Bird and Plant Walk with Roger Thomas; Guest Speaker Report: Fon Ryan – ‘A Celebration of Digital Photography’