Calendar of Events for 2017

Meetings start at 7.30pm followed by a speaker at 8pm.

For further information contact Daniela or Stan Sheppard, Events Coordinators, on email

MARCH – Monday 6th, Meeting – Kaye Hagen to discuss the growing and care of Vireya Rhododendrons

APRIL – Monday 3rd, Meeting – Tips and hints for preserving our summer harvest to be shared as well as tasted

APRIL – Sunday 9th, Garden Trail Event

A Tasting of Heritage Apples in a member’s garden – TBC

MAY – Monday 1st, Meeting – Chris Read to discuss the History of the Essential Oils Industry in Tasmania

JUNE – Monday 5th, Meeting – Heinz Ahlemeyer to reveal the secrets of successful seed-raising.

JULY – no monthly meeting – Winter Event Friday 14th July – Winter themed dinner and entertainment at West Winds Community Centre.

AUGUST – Monday 7th AGM – followed by speaker Mark Fountain (Director of RTBG) to talk about “The beauty and philosophy of Japanese Gardens.

SEPTEMBER – Monday 4th – followed by speaker Selina LeFevre – “Growing and care of Irises”.

OCTOBER – Monday 2nd – followed by speaker Hedley Hoskinson – “How would our gardens fare without bees?”

NOVEMBER – Monday 6th – followed by speaker Will Borowski – “The Art of Cultivating Gourmet Mushrooms”.

DECEMBER – there is no meeting in December but our “al fresco seafood Christmas Lunch” will be on Sunday 3rd December.  RSVPs to Stan & Daniela Sheppard by 18th November.  Cost $15 per head plus a contribution of either salad or desert and BYO drinks.