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February 2020

Meeting: Jill Holmes-Smith on Peonies

28 February, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
The Mechanics Hall, Mechanics Road
Red Hill South, Victoria 3937 Australia
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Free

Jill Holmes-Smith has agreed to step in at short notice and provide a presentation about the world of Peonies. Jill will also have on hand some of her plants and cards for sale. Jane Varkulevicius is unfortunately unable to make her planned presentation about pruning techniques, we look forward to hearing her speak at some time in the future. NB: The meeting will not proceed if it’s a Total Fire Ban day.

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March 2020

Event: Red Hill Show

7 March, 2020 @ 08:30 - 17:00
Red Hill Showgrounds, Red Hill Recreation Reserve
Red Hill, Victoria Australia
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$6 – $17

Elise is the Show Steward of the Flower Pavilion of the Red Hill Agricultural Show and RHGS is happy to donate a $50 cash prize for a special entry. The flower display schedule will be advertised when it’s confirmed. Our members are encouraged to enter exhibits Including floral art. There will also be an opportunity to help sell small potted succulents on behalf of RHGS at the pavilion. Elise will keep us updated at future meetings. To download a copy…

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September 2020

Dirk Jansen on Koala Conservation

25 September, 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Zoom Victoria Australia
Free

Our speaker will be Dirk Jansen from the Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation Land Care group. His group has two main goals: increasing awareness in the community and increasing koala habitat. 70% of koala habitat is on private land and so the koalas depend on land owners coming together to improve the situation as the small amount of public land is insufficient to maintain the population. Dirk will give us an insight into what we can do to foster the koala…

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October 2020

2020 Annual General Meeting

23 October, 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Zoom
Free

Due to the current health restrictions, this year’s AGM will be held virtually via zoom on 23 October. The zoom platform will allow you to ask questions and vote during the meeting. The business of the meeting will be to elect the office holders and committee and to accept the President’s and Treasurer’s Reports. The Reports will be sent to you with the next newsletter. To simplify the process we need to receive nominations for the committee before 2 October…

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February 2021

RHGS Cruden Farm visit

26 February, 2021 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Cruden Farm, 60 Cranbourne - Frankston Road
Langwarrin, Victoria Australia
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$10

Hello members - you're invited to share an RHGS visit to Cruden Farm this Friday, 26 February. We're gathering at the car parking area near the entry gate at 10 am. The entry fee is $10 per person. The garden created by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch is at 60 Cranbourne-Frankston Rd (enter off Cranhaven Rd), Langwarrin. This is an opportunity to catch up and wander at leisure through the gardens. A cuppa can be purchased at the pop-up farm gate. PLEASE…

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April 2021

Visit to RBGV Cranbourne Gardens

23 April, 2021 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Cranbourne Garden, 1161 Ballarto Road
Cranbourne, Victoria Australia
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$22.19

We hope you will join us this month to visit the beautiful Australian Garden at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Cranbourne. The Australian Garden at Cranbourne Gardens is always worth a visit, not only have the gardens matured into their full glory but also the Red Sand garden has been recently renovated to update its spectacular display of native flora. To begin the morning the Executive Director of Cranbourne Gardens, Chris Russell, will formally welcome our group and introduce (or…

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June 2021

Helen Botham – La Trobe’s Cottage Garden

25 June, 2021 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Zoom Victoria Australia
Free

Helen Botham has carried out research into garden history for the National Trust and the Australian Garden History Society and was a researcher and contributor to the Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens. Being also a member of the La Trobe Society, and founding chair of the Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage, she has a particular interest in the garden La Trobe created at Jolimont and now coordinates the La Trobe’s Cottage garden volunteer group. Her book, published in 2006, La…

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August 2021

August Meeting – Dr. Peter Somerville – Improving Soil Quality

27 August, 2021 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Zoom Victoria Australia + Google Map
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Given the ongoing Covid restrictions, we’ve decided to convert our August 27 Meeting into an online meeting via Zoom. The presentation by Dr Peter Somerville will commence at 10am. He’ll be discussing soil quality including how to remediate compacted soil. After the talk: We’ll conclude the meeting with our own virtual show bench and group chat. Gather something from your garden to show everyone and enjoy a member catch up. BYO tea and coffee! Speaker Bio: Peter studied horticulture and…

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October 2021

RHGS Annual General Meeting

22 October, 2021 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Greetings Members, Our AGM will be an online event again this year. You will find Committee Nomination and Proxy forms under "Resources", "Documents". Members will receive an email notice in time to lodge any required forms. Members will also receive a Zoom invitation email just prior to the meeting. We look forward to seeing you all on Zoom!

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April 2022

RHGS Regular Meeting 22 April 2022 @ 10 am to noon

22 April @ 10:00 - 12:00
The Mechanics Hall, Mechanics Road
Red Hill South, Victoria 3937 Australia
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Free

You're Invited back to Mechanics Hall! This is our first meeting back in Mechanics Hall in over two years! Arranging this meeting has been a bit of a challenge, and there might still be a few bugs, so please be patient with us. The Hall has seen an upgrade since we were last there, with new toilet facilities behind the hall, directly accessible out the back door. Mornington Shire has established a new access system, we're hopeful it works properly,…

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