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2020 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany. ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to Shubham Chhajed, recipient of the 2020 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany.

Shubham is a PhD candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University

His Project Title is: 

"Hydraulic drivers of photosynthetic variation in co-occurring plant species in Sydney region: a least-cost theory approach"

Applications for the 2021scholarship will be opened in late November and they will close in March 2021

Val Williams Scholarship information


Meetings from June until November will be heh online at 7:30 for 8.00 p.m. on the second Friday of the month.

Instructions of how to participate will be supplied with the monthly email.

Upcoming virtual meetings

9 October 2020 (Note there will be two speakers)

 Sue Fredrickson
 Topic Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show 

On the way to the ANPSA conference in Albany in 2019, the Fredricksons were very impressed with the hospitality shown by the locals of Ravensthorpe and learned a whole lot about this botanically fascinating little town by attending Wildflower Festival events.

 Wendy Grimm 
 Topic Wildflowers around Albany, WA 

The 2019 ANPSA conference in Albany was timed for peak flowering of the Southwest Australian Floristic Region’s wildflowers and a small selection of photos taken around Albany will be shown. 

Next Walks at Ku-ring-gai  Wildflower Gardens

Bookings are essential  Please ring Wendy on 0419 323 035 or email

In October and November we will continue to hold Walks at KWG.
We are accepting non-members on the walks but pre-registration is essential, please.

It is essential to book your place by the Saturday prior to the walk and to cancel if you can’t make it as numbers are limited. Please ring Wendy on 0419 323 035 or email

•           Group numbers and social distancing will be maintained as per NSW advice.
•           Walks are easy to medium. Sessions will run 10am to about 12 noon.
•           Please wear a hat, have suitable footwear and bring water.

Date                                       Walk focus
Oct 12           Monday   Ferns
Oct 19           Monday   
Mueller Track (Long walk 10-2:30pm bring lunch) 
Oct 26           Monday   Rainforest/Climbers 
Nov 2           Monday   Grasses (Family Poaceae) 
Nov 9            Monday   Leptospermum & Callistemon (Family Myrtaceae 

Download the October/November PROGRAM

Meet at 9.45 am Caley Pavilion, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

More information is available at the walks and talks page

Past Events

22 & 23 August 2020 (Booking is essential)

Annual PLANT SALE by APS North Shore Group

Please come to our plant sale on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August.

We have lots of plants that need new homes. Usually these are snapped up at the annual Wildflower, Art and Garden Festival. Unfortunately, this year’s event
is not happening due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The plant sale will be for all APS members and friends at Caley’s Pavilion, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives.

Attendance will be by pre-booking only, with one booking for each 15 minutes between 10 am and 3.30 pm on each day.

Please book your time with Sue Bowen on 0478 957 951 or
Book early to increase your chance of getting the time that suits you best.

This arrangement will ensure safe spacing (according to our Covid-safe plan) and individualised advice on plants.

We especially encourage new members to come and avail themselves of our individualised advice on plants.

We prefer to take credit card payments but can take cash. Please bring your own boxes and bags.

August is an excellent time for flowering and a good time for planting out new plants in your garden.

We’d really appreciate your help to destock our shadehouse and make some room for our new plants.

The sale will be postponed/cancelled if it is raining.

Sue Bowen

North Shore site LAST UPDATED 2nd October 2020

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