The next Australian Native Plants Society (ANPSA) Conference starts on Monday 15th January 2018 in Hobart. If you haven’t booked yet, please do so well before the closing date, 15 December 2017.
There are also still spaces on the ‘Alpine to Rainforest Tour’.
Members who have difficulty with the electronic registration to the conference please contact Nicky on 0401975191 for assistance.
The Conference will be opened by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania, who will also host a reception at Government House on Monday evening.
Wrest Point is a beautiful setting for the conference and we will be centred on the Boardwalk overlooking the Derwent River with the talks next door in the Wellington Room. The speaker program will occupy half a day with excursions on the other half.
After lunch at Wrest Point on Monday to Thursday and before lunch on Friday all participants will board buses and rotate around all 5 excursion sites, including the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Mt Wellington, Inverawe Native Gardens, Kingston Wetlands, Tasmanian Bushland Garden and the Lauderdale salt marshes with garden visits en route some days.
The AJ Swaby address will be delivered on Tuesday night by James Wood speaking about ‘The Seed Bank Story’. This will be preceded by the presentation of the ANPSA Australian Plant Awards when Victoria’s Diana Snape is one of the recipients. The Conference Dinner is on Thursday.
The keynote speaker on Monday 15th January is Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick presenting ‘Alpine Vegetation of Tasmania’.
Members who have already booked and are part-taking in tours that include visits to Tasmania’s national parks, for example Bruny Island and the Rainforest and Alpine Tour, need to purchase parks passes. These are $12 per day per person, or $30 for a pass valid for 8 week. Passes will be available on the buses.
For more information about the conference, please visit anpsa.org.au/conference2018 or email . And if you are considering attending ANPSA 2018, book accommodation as soon as you can. January is a spectacular but very busy time in Hobart.