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Ku-ring-gai Wildflower and Garden Festival

Sunday 31st August 2014

9am to 3pm

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road St Ives

North Shore Group is organising lots of activities:

• Plants for sale - from tube stock through to mature plants
• Floral Display selling bunches and arrangements of Native Plants
• Orchids and ferns
• Kids corner with touch & tell
• Guided Walks through the bush
• Great raffle prizes
• Native plants advice on planting & pruning
• Knoll Garden at Lamberts Clearing with wattles at their peak

  Vase of Australian wildflowers  
2014 Valette Williams Scholarship Recipients. - ANNOUNCED

This year’s recipient is Desi Quintans

Desi is a Bachelor of Science student, University of Western Sydney, undertaking his Honours year.

about the scholarship.

Photo of Desi Quintans

Application forms for 2015 Valette Williams Scholarship will be available later this year.



September 12th

Speaker: Sven Mogensen
Topic: 'Management of Trees in Suburbia’’

Sven is an Arborist/Horticulturist currently working as the Tree Coordinator at Strathfield Council. Sven has a busy job looking after Council owned trees (street and park), trees on private property and tree matters in relation to development applications.

Sven will be presenting a talk on Trees in Suburbia and will be focusing on a number of topics such as Dendrophobia, relevant Australian Standards, a brief history of tree preservation and street tree plantings as well as trees under powerlines!

A large REd ANgophora

Walks and Talks program at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden’

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September 1st

Leader: Bill Jones
Topic: 'Orchids (Family Orchidaceae)'

Beard Orchid Flower

There are over 35 species at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden! However they are mostly ground orchids and often hard to find because they flower irregularly. Learn about these attractive, fascinating plants and their unusual features and requirements. Join Bill Jones to find out about these interesting plants.

September 8th

Leader: Helen Theile
Topic: 'Pea (Family Fabaceae)'

Pea flowers

This is a very large group of plants occurring widely in the northern and southern hemispheres. Domesticated varieties are major foods: green peas and beans, peanuts, soya beans and grain legumes. Most local species have yellow flowers with a splash of red but some of the climbers come in dark reds and vivid purples. They are also a favourite food of the local wildlife. The talk will be complemented by a walk to see flowering examples within the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.



Last up-dated 29th.August 2014

We are affiliated with Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd which is part of the national body the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) inc. (ANPSA).