The Ferny Creek Horticultural Society

Welcome to the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society.

The Society was established in 1932, and is a self-funded volunteer organisation that is constituted to:

  • Promote and encourage the study, practice and development of horticulture
  • Bring together members of the community with a common interest in horticulture
  • Provide and operate facilities for these purposes.

The Society’s 10 acre ornamental garden is situated in the Dandenong Ranges in close proximity to Sherbrooke Forest at an elevation of 500 metres.  In addition to the wide variety of established plants, there are also splendid views of the nearby hills with the Great Dividing Range in the distance.

More about us here.

Next major events – Plant Collectors Expo 

Saturday 9th &Sunday 10th March 10am to 4pm

Our 18th Annual Plant Collectors Expo promises to be a highlight of the 2024 Horticultural Calendar. Many of your favourite vendors are back with a treasure trove of plants and products including @tonkinsbulbs, @treasuredperennials, Seedscape Seeds, @barambahplants, Salvia Study Group, @fdryantools, Ironstone Park natives, @alpineperennials, @cam_knuckey_illustrator, @yaminarareplants, G&M rare bulbs, @thegardenatbroughtonhall, Fresbrook Peonies, Wildrose nursery, @australianrhododendronsociety, @hancocksdaffodils and many many more!

But also some new vendors including rare maples and treasures from @Nishikinursery, and the incredible plant growers Andys Rare Plants from NSW, and the amazing botanic artist @horticolour. More information to come, but lock this in your calendars!

Thursday – 14th March 7pm

“Designing for MIFGS – Applications for everyday gardeners”.

Guest speakers – Peter Donegan and Martin Semken – Gold medal winners at MIFGS 2023. All welcome. Zoom will be available. Gold coin donation. Gardens will open at 5 pm for your enjoyment. More details to follow.

Get in touch

If you have any queries about the FCHS, our events, how to join us, how to organise a group visit to our gardens or any other matters, please Email: secretary@

Phone: 8719 6924 or (0422) 231 924.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather and garden, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.