Upcoming Events and news!
Next meeting is March 14th. Alex Smart giving a talk “Plants, People and Highlights of South Africa”.
Thanks to all the visitors at our Spring Plant Sale. Hope you had a great day.
Check out the latest Australian native garden blog from the Potting Bench – Recycle
The latest edition of the newsletter is on the newsletter page – February.
Australian Plants Society – Wilson Park
The Australian Plants Society Wilson Park (Berwick) Inc. is dedicated to promoting the growing and conservation of Australian native plants in gardens, community areas and their original environments. We are a native garden group with members in Berwick, Cranbourne, Narre Warren and surrounds.
Most of our members live in the Casey and Cardinia shire areas.Our group have monthly meetings with a speaker (the variety of topics have included plant species, insects, birds and garden design), a monthly working bee in the Wilson Park garden and some weekend garden visits. We have an annual Spring Plant Sale on the first Saturday in September at Wilson Botanic Park.
The photos in our gallery page shows the native plants in the Wilson Park car park, which was designed by the group 15 years ago. It is actively maintained and planted by our members in monthly working bees.
Our Emblem: The Running Postman (Kennedia prostrata) was chosen as the emblem of the Wilson Park group.
It is indigenous to the area, and many of our members have plants in their gardens sourced from an original wild plant found near Narre Warren train station.
The leaves are three lobed like a clover, and the bright red pea flowers are out from April to December. It is a nectar source for butterflies, a food source for caterpillars and provides shelter for lizards.