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South Eastern Region District Group


Next Meeting

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019

Canberra Excursion


Due to the long weekend on our usual meeting day we have pushed the meeting back to the following weekend. The activities will all be in Canberra so we have decided to spread them out over two days.

 This is a brief outline of the planned activities. More details will come later.

 We meet at the Australian National Botanic Gardens at 10 am on Saturday for a self-guided walk around the gardens. Please note that parking will cost $2.50 per hour at ANBG.

 After lunch we head over to Ben and Ros Walcott's Garden 10 Wickham Cres. Red Hill for a viewing around 1:30 pm.

This is a beautiful, large native garden and was featured on a postage stamp issued by Australia Post in 2014 to celebrate 25 years of the Australian Open Garden Scheme.

 As leaders of the Australian Garden Design Study Group Ben and Ros have much to offer visitors by way of aesthetics and plant choice.  They have kindly offered to supply afternoon tea. Parking is available alongside their driveway. This tour should take about 1.5 - 2 hours. 

 On Sunday we will be visiting the National Arboretum. There are many things to do here. 

 With a charter similar to ERBG, the Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park Regional Botanic Gardens highlights the range of tablelands plants. Many understorey plants will be in flower, demonstrating the resilience of these tough plants in often dry and cold conditions.

 We have a tour of the Terra Australis Garden booked in for 11:30 am with Ben Walcott. Please see the link to the garden  below for more information.

 We will provide a meeting point for Sunday, and a plan of activities later. 

 As we are being looked after by the Walcott's on both Saturday afternoon and the Sunday tours at the Arboretum, it would be helpful to know who would be coming on the weekend.

 If you could please let me know on  or Ph 0402 555 330 that would be great.

 Also if anyone is interested in car pooling, please contact me and we can work it all out. You may have space in your car, or like to join in with someone else. 

 Some of us will also be finding accommodation for the weekend. I will try and send out some options later.

 Floriade winds up on the Sunday afternoon for those still with some energy for more discoveries.


Hope you can join us in Canberra.


As always, members are advised to bring morning tea and lunch. A chair might also be useful.

Wear sensible clothing and shoes suitable for the planned outdoor activities, and, a sunhat might be a wise inclusion to encourage fine, but not too hot, weather on the day.                                                                    

Note also that dogs are not permitted at APS activities.

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