Australian Plants

Australian Plant Group meetings are held in the Society’s hall at 100 Hilton Rd, Sassafras usually (but not always) on the third Saturday of every second month (alternating with the Rhododendron & Camellia Group) at 2:00pm.

Contact: Jan Coles 0417 585 514

If you enjoy gardening and are interested in Australian native plants we offer a pleasant social group meeting.  Attendees’ experience ranges from novice to expert – all are welcome.  Meetings include garden and nursery visits and varied discussions on many subjects related to the growing and care of Australian plants.

2023 Syllabus

18th Unusual Australian plants for Cool Climate Gardens.  Presenter:- Don Teese

The presentation by Chloe Foster has been cancelled due to ill health. 

Sandra Seymour will do a workshop on preparing and presenting flowers at a Flower Show.  Jan will bring a basket of banksias.


15th Garden visit to “Mullun Waters Garden”, 13 Conos Court Donvale. Garden tour starts 2pm.  Meet at FCHS at 1pm for shared transport.  Departure 1.15pm

Guided tour of Royal Botanic Garden, Cranbourne.  Cost is $15/adult, $12 with senior/pension card. Meet at the main Entrance at 10.45am.  Please note time change

The  tour will start at 11.00am.

Members who messaged Jan have had their places booked and paid for.

The explorer bus may be available for those with limited mobility.

Anyone else who would like to attend will need to book online and add  ‘The Ferny Creek Horticultural Society’ to the bottom of the online booking form

18th Combined break up with Rhododendron & Camellia Group
Venue TBA – all members welcome