Rhododendron & Camellia


If you enjoy gardening and are interested in the above plants and their related genera we offer a pleasant social group meeting. Our members experience in range from novice to expert. Our meetings include garden and nursery visits, varied discussions on many subjects related to the growing and care of these plants. If you are interested in knowing more about growing and cultivating this fascinating genus, then you might like to join us.

Meetings will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 2.00pm.
Contact:- Ian Wallace 9751 1252

2019 Syllabus & Notices

February 16th
Propagation of Rhododendrons and Camellias – workshop at FCHS. You are welcome to bring your own cuttings.
March 16th
Vireya rhododendrons – Michael Hare, Australian Rhododendron Society – Victoria – Plants will be available for sale.
April 20th
Visit to Nishiki Nursery, Monbulk.
May 18th
Members – Buy, Sell and Swap. Combined Plant with RGG. 2pm FCHS Hall.
June 15th
Identification and treatments of diseases and pests in Rhododendrons and Camellias – Ian Wallace.
July 20th
Garden Visit – Andrew Raper’s Rhodo Glen Nursery, The Patch.
– 2pm, car-pooling from FCHS at 1.30pm.
August 17th
Garden Visit – Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda – Guide – Ian Wallace and members of the ARSV – 2pm, car-pooling from FCHS at 1.30pm.
September 21st
Garden Visit – Maisie James’ lovely garden, Ferny Creek.
– 2pm, car-pooling from FCHS at 1.30pm.
October 19th
Garden Visit – Blackwood Ridge Gardens & Nursery – Owner James Pethybridge. 812 Greenhills Rd, Blackwood. Time, transportation – TBC.
November 16th
Break up for group, venue to be advised. All members welcome. Refer to the newsletter for details.