APS Mornington Peninsula
APS Mornington Peninsula Inc is a group of plant lovers who enjoy meeting with like-minded people to share their enthusiasm and to increase their knowledge about growing Australian plants on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne.
Members live from Frankston down to Rye, across the Peninsula from Port Phillip Bay to Westernport Bay. Our gardens range in size from small courtyard to hectares, or no garden at all. Some of us are beginners, some are more experienced and there are a handful of specialists.
The general pattern of our activities is monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, and an outing on the following Sunday – although we flex this a bit to take advantage of the main flowering season, plus weeding and planting at Devilbend Reserve.
Meetings are held at the Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Rd, Mornington, Victoria 3931 (Melways 145 G6 Google map link). The start time for evening meetings is 7:15pm for 7:30pm, or 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start for afternoon meetings. Most meetings involve a guest speaker with specific expertise, followed by “show and tell” Plant Table and a convivial supper/afternoon tea.
Excursions usually start at 1.15pm. They include short guided walks in bushland reserves to learn about the variety of vegetation on the Peninsula, visits to members’ gardens and special gardens off the Peninsula, and bus trips to take us further afield.
Refer to Mornington Peninsula website