The Australian Plants Society (Victoria) is dedicated to promoting, growing and the conservation of Australian native plants, in gardens, community areas and their original environments.
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COVID-19 Virus Notice
In line with ongoing advice on COVID-19, restrictions may apply to APS-related events.

We will try keep event status up to date, but please contact the event organiser if in any doubt.

Many nurseries are still open, although with some restrictions, and they welcome your business. Please phone the nursery to check current restrictions before going there.

We highly recommend Maranoa Gardens in Balwyn as an introduction to the beauty and diversity of Australian flora. As the sign below says the garden was established first as a wildflower garden in 1901. It features huge established trees over 100 years old and unusual WA species on its north facing slopes. Most plants are named and even in winter there is a lot in flower. A great adventure playground for the kids next to the gardens as well. Epacris and Acacia in particular brighten the garden in winter. See MoreSee Less
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Great to see Acacia herbarium specimen photos going live. See MoreSee Less
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Wonderful news for a change!THE BAD news – logging will continue in these parks until 2030. A long and very professional campaign by the Victorian National Parks Association. Hopefully there are sufficient park rangers employed to protect the parks and all their flora and fauna! See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Australian Plants Society Victoria
Epacris impressa! Victoria’s floral emblem. Already starting to bloom across Victoria in whites, pinks and reds. A lovely garden plant but it likes perfect drainage without ever frying out either. The dimples or "impressions" at the base of each flower are what gives this species its name. This one taken in the Brisbane Ranges just west of Melbourne. See MoreSee Less
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