13th FJC Rogers Seminar 2020, on Mint Bushes & Allied Genera

Because of the continuing uncertainties, we are waiting until September the 28th, when the next step for Melbourne is announced, to make our final decision and pronouncement on the plant sales and the garden visits. Please refer to the program below for the latest information.

Hosted by Australian Plants Society Yarra Yarra Group.

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Registration information: Please register an Expression of Interest email to if you would like to receive the Webinar (Zoom) link to be part of the FJC Rogers Seminar lectures.  There is no cost to the Webinars. (Everyone who registers by sending an email will be sent the Webinar link a day or two before 8th October. So be sure to check your email.) 

All those who have already registered an EOI for the Seminar, and those who’ve registered for Garden Visits will automatically be sent the Webinar link – no need to email us again.



Program overview:

Lectures: The talks will last 30 minutes with 10 for questions. They will be recorded and available online subsequently:

  • 1st Webinar (Zoom). Thursday 8th October, 7pm-8.30pm:  1. Trevor Wilson – Intimate relationships unveiled; kinships of quirky Australian Mints. 2. Dr. Michael Whitehead – Pollinators, pollination & gene flow in Victorian prostantheras.
  • 2nd Webinar (Zoom). Thursday 15th October, 7pm-8pm. Professor Jeremy Bruhl & Dr Ian Telford – Mayhem in the Mints, Systematic study of Prostanthera; resolving misnaming with conseqences for cultivation & conservation.
  • 3rd Webinar (Zoom). Thursday 22nd October, 7pm-8.45pm: 1. Maria Hitchcock OAM – Propagation, cultivation, & essential oils of Prostanthera & Westringia genera. 2. Propagation & cultivation of Allied genera; the Kings Park experience. 3. 5min presentation by APS Maroondah on 14th FJC Rogers Seminar in 2022.

For the titles of the presentations & details of garden visits, please refer under the Newsletters tab above on this page.

Garden Visits: At this point in time we have decided to postpone the garden visits until the weekend of November the 28th & 29th, when we hope that the numbers allowed will make them viable. Everything will be BYO – lunch, snacks, drinks, sanitiser and masks. 

Seminar Plant Sales: The plant sales will take place at one of the gardens with credit card, non-contact facilities.  The plant sale list will go up online at the end of October.

Raffle: We have some wonderful prizes and tickets will be on sale over the weekend with the prizes displayed at the Barfield. There will be a draw at 3pm each day over the weekend.

Edition Contents
Jun-Jul 20The new format of the FJC Rogers weekend; Accommodation; Speaker Profiles; Garden Profiles
Mar 20COVID-19 & halting of registrations; Proposed Program; Plants and Plant Sales; Hanging Baskets; Maria Hitchcock, OAM; Dr Michael Whitehead; Professor Jeremy Bruhl; Dr Ian Telford; Curiosity Spot: Feral Goats and the Brundah Mints;
Feb 20The FJC Rogers Seminars; Organising Committee; Dates; Venue for Sat 24 Oct 2020; Registrations; Plant Sales; Genera of the Prostantheroideae subfamily; Hanging Baskets; Accommodation