North Shore Group

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Past Events 2007

Friday Night Meetings - See meeting programmme for the year

Regional Meeting of the APS - FRIDAY 16 February 2007      

8:00 p.m. at the
Ermington Community Centre, River Rd

Speakers: Ann (and Bob) Young
Topic: "Geology of Royal National Park"

Meet members from other groups in Sydney, chat over a free cuppa
Plants will be for sale on the night!


Autumn On Farm - Plant Sale & Native Garden 2007
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2007

‘Silky Oaks’
140 Russell Lane Oakdale.

Access M5 to Picton. Turn left at Picton into Argyle St then first right into Barkers Lodge Road. Russell Lane is on the right at Oakdale. Train to Macarthur then bus to Camden change bus to Russell lane Oakdale.

Entry Fee is $5 per person. Seniors Half Price. Accompanied children under 18 free.


Extensive Programme of Speakers and Workshops on both days including;
Don Burke & Angus Stewart.

Plant Sale - Organised by the Grevillea study Group
(Plant Sale Catalogues are available on the web)
  • Visit the extensive native show gardens where native plants are grown to perfection in a timeless open parkland setting.
  • Grevillea gardens
  • Rainforest Garden
  • Waratah Garden
  • Gardens feature choice banksias, boronias, correas, dampieras, eremophilas, grevilleas, leschenaultias, verticordias, waratahs and many more.
  • Expert garden and horticultural advice will be available from
    Merv Hodge, Cas Liber, Neil Marriott, Ray Brown, David Shiells
Largest Range of Australian plants for sale in one place at the one time.
Tumblers available from $4
Publicity Flyer

(This is the Plant Sale which has been at Mt Annan Botanical Gardens in previous years.)


The Collectors' Plant Fair 2007
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 21 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday 22 April 2007
27 Powells Road, Bilpin 2758
(Blue Mountains west of Sydney)

Cost for Weekend Entry to the Fair is $10, $6 if pre-booked
Under 18's free entry with an adult
Free off-street parking
25% of proceeds go to the Bilpin Bush Fire Brigade whose members assist at the Fair
The Fair showcases 40 growers of distinctive, unusual and collectable plants - plants that are not readily obtainable.
For further information and bookings contact 
Peta & Peter Trahar, Tel 02 4567 2026, Fax 02 4567 2118
Beth Stokes, Tel 02 4888 9262   
Post Office, Bilpin, 2758  


NSW Region Annual general meeting

Friday 18th May 2007
8.00 p.m.

Ermington Community Centre
River Rd


  Guest Speaker:

Lawrie Smith (former President of SGAP Queensland)



"New Regional Botanic Gardens in Queensland"



Plants will be on sale at the meeting.


Walk 11th August

The walk will be in the Westleigh area. Much of the route follows the Great North Walk and it passes exposed sandstone ridgetop and sheltered creekside vegetation communities and also some attractive forested areas in between. The walk finishes in De Saxe Close Westleigh, passing a historic quarry where a Zig Zag railway, coming down from the Mainline, ended and where sandstone was quarried and transported back up to the railway to be used in railway track construction.

NSW Region meeting

Friday 17th August 2007
8.00 p.m.
Ermington Community Centre
River Rd
  Guest Speaker:

Dr Amelia Martyn


"The Millennium Seedbank Project. "


Festival of Wild Flowers - IT"S FREE
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August 2007
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens
420 Mona Vale Rd
           St Ives

Cost:    FREE


Plant Identification Course
Saturdays: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. September - 9am to 1pm
Visitor Centre, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, St. Ives

Presenter: Dr Joan Webb

Information about the course





We are affiliated with the NSW Region of Australian Plants Society which is part of the national body the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants