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Antique Perennials, Kinglake

21 March 2019 59 members left bright and early for our trip to Kinglake. As soon as we left the suburbs the lack of rain became apparent as we passed dry paddocks and near empty dams.   Our first stop was Antique Perennials in Kinglake. The 2009 fires completely wiped them out, but they have managed to...

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Banksia Nursery, Wantirna and RACV Club, Healesville

13 December 2018 Despite the heavy rain throughout the state, 77 members on two buses were able to enjoy the adjusted program of visiting Banksia Nursery, Wantirna South instead of the William Ricketts Sanctuary.  Armed with umbrellas and baskets we were able to find that perfect gift, plants and also...

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Picardy, Neerim South

18 October 2018 53 members set off on Thursday morning to visit Marian and Bryce Somes beautiful garden, 'Picardy' in Neerim South.  We were greeted with a most delicious morning tea with freshly made fairy cakes, served in the charming mudbrick barn. Some of us took our tea and coffee out to sit under the...

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Fitzroy Gardens

20 September 2018 The Fitzroy Gardens trip had 42 members enjoy the mild spring weather and do a self-guided tour through the gardens.   Unfortunately the Conservatory was closed, but a peek through the windows saw the gardeners updating the magnificent display.  Throughout the gardens spring was putting...

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RHSV Gardeners Day Out

16 June 2018 55 of our members will be attending the Royal Horticultural Society Victoria's Gardeners Day Out on Saturday 16th June at Deakin University Burwood Campus. Presenters are: Gardening media personalities Jane Edmanson and Stephen Ryan, and noted authority on Cacti and Succulents, Attila Kapitany...

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Cranbourne Botanic Gardens

17 May 2018 Our trip today was to the lovely Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne, which was established in 1970. It is an Australian native garden and has a diverse aray of indigenous plants in the most gorgeous setting. It is the clubs third visit to the gardens, (May 2009 and May 2013), and it has been...

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Rose Pruning Demonstration

15 May 2018 The rose pruning demonstration session at Springvale Botanical Cemetery Gardens was highly informative and Rolfe who conducted our tour was very generous with his knowledge of the various types of roses, their growth habits and care.  He patiently and enthusiastically answered our questions....

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Nobelius Heritage Park, Emerald

19 April 2018 A beautiful autumn morning, with clear blue skies greeted us as 56 members gathered at the bus for our trip. We arrived to Zest Restaurant (Homesglen TAFE's training restaurant) in Glen Waverley, for a very welcome morning tea, complete with freshly baked muffins, cake and vegetable slice. We then...

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Great Victorian Hanging Basket Competition - MIFGS

21 March 2018 Camberwell Morning Garden Club supports the Royal Horticulture Society of Victoria in staging the Great Victorian Hanging Basket Competition at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show during Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018.   Come and see the hanging baskets grown...

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Blue Lotus Water Garden, Yarra Junction

15 March 2018 NB: Special attention made to the change of destination on the 15th March from Melton Botanic Gardens to the Blue Lotus Water Garden, Yarra Junction. Lunch will be at the Cunningham Hotel, as it will be a full day the cost will be $30. 60 Members enjoyed the trip to the Blue Lotus...

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Donna Buang Rainforest Gallery and Skywalk, Warburton

14 December 2017 63 members gathered early on Thursday morning for our Christmas trip to the Rainforest Gallery and Skywalk at Cement Creek (about 10kms from the summit of Mt Donna Buang) After a quick morning tea in the picnic ground, members set off on the walk which starts at the top of the rainforest canopy,...

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Heronswood & Mornington Community Gardens

19 October 2017 The weather gods cleared the rain as 53 members arrived at Heronswood with the house and gardens dating back to 1864. The devonshire tea was delicious in the surroundings of the old building. The garden grounds were delightful and people were also tempted by the gift shop. Lunch at Kirks at...

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National Rhododendron Garden, Olinda

21 September 2017 Spring is the perfect time for a trip to visit the National Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda, established in 1961 by the Australian Rhododendron Society. Owing to a late start to spring this year and record snowfalls on the nearby ski fields, not all the 15,000 rhododendrons were in flower. However,...

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Rivers Lifestyle Centre, Yarrambat

22 June 2017 This outing was an enjoyable day for all our 31 keen club members attending the trip.   In the Function Centre a talk and display was presented on plants for courtyard gardens and bird-attracting native species. Courtyard varieties such as roses, daphne, gardenia, murraya, azalea, rhododendron...

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Sandra's Rose Pruning Tips and garden photos

08 June 2017 During her talk to members on rose pruning Sandra showed many gorgeous photos taken in her beautiful garden. We decided to share these with you......

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Mystery Trip - Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn

18 May 2017 A slightly later start today for our Mystery Trip, all 51 members boarding the bus at 10am. Not a very long trip - in fact still within the City of Boroondara!! Our mystery venue was to the Maranoa Gardens in Balwyn, where we had mornig tea followed by a guided tour of the lovely gardens. The...

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Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2017

02 April 2017 Camberwell Morning Garden Club member wins 1st prize at Royal Horticultural Society Victoria Hanging Baskets Competition, MIFGS 2017   The Royal Horticultural Society hanging basket area of over 400 hanging baskets was a wonderful example of attainable and achievable gardens for everyone...

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Rose Creek Estate, East Keilor

16 March 2017 Another wet morning greeted us for our Autumn Trip, but the luckily rain had cleared by the time we reached our first stop. Our destination was Rose Creek Estate in East Keilor. The 7 acre property has been in the hands of the Siciliano for many years and they have won many awards for their wine...

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Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen

08 December 2016 We a very wet start to our Christmas trip this year, which saw a few alterations to our day's plans. We set off in teeming rain, arriving at Alowyn Gardens in time for morning tea. Owing to such bad weather, which was due to clear after lunch, we decided to leave our garden tour till the afternoon...

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Oasis Horticulture & McClelland Sculpture Park, Langwarrin

20 October 2016 We had a lovely sunny day for our spring trip to Oasis Horticulture, near Cranbourne. They are one of the largest producers and distributors of bedding plants in Australia and supply to many well known hardware stores, supermarkets and independent nurseries. After our morning tea, we were given a...

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21
Mar

Antique Perennials, Kinglake

59 members left bright and early for our trip to Kinglake. As soon as we left...

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13
Dec

Banksia Nursery, Wantirna and RACV Club, Healesville

Despite the heavy rain throughout the state, 77 members on two buses were able...

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