O1 DOWN IN THE GARDEN [DIG]
Coordinator: Dorothy Whiterod - Ph 0438 526 464
Presenters : Various - see below.
Venue: Adelaide Hills Social Club, 413 Mt Barker Rd, Bridgewater,
(Except Nov 19 start at 10.30am)
Day: Third Thursday of the Month 2020 (eight sessions)
Time: 10.00am - 12noon
Dates: 20th February, 19th March, 21st May, 18th June, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November 2020
Feb 20 – The Story of a Botanical Artist
Presenter: Linda Catchlove
Linda is a local botanical artist who paints predominantly Australian native plants and insects, often with a touch of whimsy. Hear about her career in art including employment with Walt Disney Animation, see her work process and discuss the many plants and insects that feature in her work and how she hopes, through her work, to raise awareness of the beauty of these subjects and how important is the protection of their habitats.
Mar 19 – Plants of South Africa
Presenter: Bill Dowling
Bill will introduce us to plants growing in the area from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope.
May 21 Native Orchids – How, What, When, Why
Presenter: Rosemary Lawrence
Rosemary’s talk will cover a general overview of native orchids, narrowing to the features, history and conservation of S.A. orchids.
June 18 – Knowing, Growing and Eating Australian Native Plants
Presenter: Neville Bonney – native plant expert & author
The session will take the form of a low-key chat about growing and preparing native plants for eating. Neville will bring plant samples along with plants and copies of his books for sale.
Aug 20 – Private Gardens of Morocco
Presenter: Dr John Holmes, Convenor - The Hills Green Thumb Garden Club
Take a visual tour through 25 private springtime Moroccan gardens of horticulturalists, landscape designers and those who employ such specialists. We will cross very diverse landscapes while wandering off for dining and exploring along the way.
Sep 17 – details in mid-year supplementary program
Oct 15 – Special Roses – Treasures from the Wild
Presenter: Tina Miljanovic
Tina is very knowledgeable and passionate about this topic. You may have seen her interviewed by Sophie on Gardening Australia last October. Her presentation will include botanical terminology of species roses, early plant explorers, early rose plantings in Adelaide’s Botanic Garden and the ATCO Heritage Rose Garden in the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.
Nov 19 - End of Year Visit: The Laurels
Presenter: Egon Shore
Venue: The Laurels, 2 Hutchinson St Mt Barker
Time: 10.30am (note the later starting time)
Join us for a get together and shared lunch in the garden of The Laurels and see many heritage trees, some planted 160 years ago, in the estate of John Dunn.
Plant Swap: Bring along any excess bulbs, seeds, plants, cuttings, gardening magazines and items to swap. This is our last meeting for the year, so if you would like to join us for an early lunch, please bring a plate of food to share and a chair.