Australian Plants Society
Newcastle District Group
The Newcastle District Group of the Australian Plants Society is an active group that meets at the Hunter Wetlands Centre.
A map (and directions) of how to get to the Hunter Wetland Centre can be found on their web site - http://www.wetlands.org.au/
Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every Month (except January).
December is an informal XMAS gathering.
People start arrivIng at our meetings at around 7:00 p.m. with the formalities starting at 7:30 p.m.
Visitors are always welcome to our meetings.
Highlights of our meetings:-
- Plants (seedlings) for sale to members
- Raffle plants
- Plant ID segment
- Item of the month
- Outstanding guest speakers - (See Speakers page for upcoming speakers)
- A quick run down of upcoming events.
- Supper and chat.
Some of the activities of our group include:-
- Midweek group that has outings such as garden visits and bushwalks.
- Weekend activities also include garden visits and bushwalks.
- Maintenance of the Hunter Wetlands Centre
- Maintenance of the Parry Place Garden at the Hunter Regional Botanic Gardens
- Propagation of plants.
(See Activities page for upcoming outings).
Benefits of APS membership
As well as the above meetings and activities, members are provided with:-
- Access to our extensive library
- A bi-monthly District Group newsletter
- Quarterly issues of magazines "Australian Plants" and "Native Plants for NSW".
- Discounts off plant books from participating outlets.
- Discounts off plants from participating nurseries.
- Access to a Native plant seed bank.
- Access to specialist Native plant Study Groups.
- Assistance with gardening, plant identification, and weed control, from experienced members.
Our postal address is
APS Newcastle Group
PO Box 76
ADAMSTOWN NSW 2289
APS Newcastle has a flickr page - http://www.flickr.com/photos/apsnewcastlegroup
NSW Regional website of APS - http://www.austplants-nsw.org.au/
National website of ASGAP - http://anpsa.org.au/Blog http://apsnewcastlegroup.wordpress.com
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