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 –     
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

Mar 19 –    Growing Ferns
Presenter:   Wayne Richard, President, Fern Society of                      South Australia
Wayne will talk about growing ferns in general and demonstrate repotting. There will be some ferns for sale.

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.