What we're about

The Herb Society of Victoria has been going since 1980. It is a fun and non competitive group with passionate members who love sharing their vast knowledge, and of course, always keen to learn even more. We have monthly meeting events (not January) on the first Thursday of the month, with guest speakers on herbs and a range of related topics.  We often have herbs for sale or free cuttings to take home at meetings and end the event with herbal teas and supper so plenty of chance to experience some herbie delights, chat and mingle. There are also other events, like garden visits, lunches, bus trips, and seminars. 
See also our website: herbsocietyvic.org.au
and Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/4104516136342577

The AIMS OF THE SOCIETY are:
To act as a forum for all persons interested in herbs for their mutual benefit and fellowship.
To further the education of the public in the use, value and growing of herbs.
To promote and encourage the organic growing of herbal plants.

COST: FIRST MEETING IS FREE - just say at the door you have come via meetup.
Normally cost for non-members is $5 entry to meetings. Members are no charge to general meetings - Membership (around $25 to $40 p.a), also includes 6 issues p.a to The Herb Age newsletter and other benefits.

Some recent talks have been: 
• Gardens for Wildlife
• Anti-viral plants in your garden
• Weeds, Plants and People and Eat your Weeds
• Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs in the Garden
• Shakespeare's Herbs and Plants in Modern Gardens
• Herbs, Wine and History
• Native Herbs
• Cat Herbs for Cats and Humans
• Community Gardening and Wicking Beds

Upcoming events (4+)

January Event - Walking Tour of Heide Gardens

7 Templestowe Rd

Where: Gardens of Heide Museum of Modern Arts, 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
When: Saturday 14th January
Meet Time: 10.30am
Meet at: Heide Entrance via the carpark.
Driving: Free parking on site
Public Transport: Train (Hurstbridge line) to Heidelberg station and bus #903 (Moordialloc bound) to Heide. Disembark at the Bridge Street/Manningham Road stop. Walk to Heide through Banksia Park, via pedestrian path next to the Helmet sculpture
Morning: Come on guided walks with HSOV member Elsie Carter of the walled garden, original kitchen garden and the wild garden. Elsie has an intimate knowledge of the gardens and some of it secrets.
Lunch: Arrange your own lunch at Heide Café or BYO lunch.
Note: the website www.heide.com.au has a note that the Heide Café is closed from end October for renovations and a food truck is available instead.
Afterwards: walk around the sculpture park or optional visit to the art galleries and exhibitions.
Cost: Gardens and HSOV guided tours are free. No charge for the tours. Galleries around $20
Booking: Please advise your intention to come at the December monthly event or email [masked] or contact Meridith or Elsie.
Please join us for a great day out.

This tour of the gardens at Heide Museum of Modern Arts was offered as an optional day trip after the Herb Conference in October. Unfortunately, it had to be cancelled due the flooding rains predicted for the day. The good news is that you have another chance to enjoy this. There is no limit on numbers, but please book so we know how many to expect.

Heide was the home of John and Sunday Reed from 1934, who established a renowned artist retreat and gardens on an old dairy farm in Bulleen. The household and their contemporary art collection outgrew the old farm house, and commissioned an art gallery/ living space for their new home on the grounds. The property was purchased by the state government to be a legacy for modern art in 1981. Heide also boasts several very different gardens, including the walled garden wild garden, kitchen gardens and the sculpture park. The gardens fell into disrepair and were nearly lost. HSOV volunteers were instrumental in saving and restoring these gardens through the 1980’s with many of the ancient roses still thriving. More recently artist gardens have also been established.

Herb Society of Victoria monthly event

Room: MB10 in Main Building

1st Thursday of the Month

General Meeting - Please be seated for 7.30 pm Start COST: FIRST MEETING IS FREE - just say at the door you have come via meetup.

Normally cost for non-members is $5 entry to meetings. Members are no charge to general meetings - Membership (around $25 to $40 p.a), also includes 6 issues p.a to The Herb Age newsletter and other benefits.

HOW TO GET THERE:

Melways reference – Page 45, A12

By road The main entrance is on Yarra Boulevard – south from the Swan Street bridge. There is limited parking on the campus. Parking is also available on Yarra Boulevard.

By tram From Flinders Street along the Exhibition Street extension into Swan Street, tram number 70 to stop number 18

By train Nearest stations are Burnley, Hawthorn or Heyington

AIMS OF THE HERB SOCIETY OF VICTORIA

 To act as a forum for all persons interested in herbs for their mutual benefit and fellowship.

 To further the education of the public in the use, value and growing of herbs.

 To promote and encourage the organic growing of herbal plants.

Herb Society of Victoria monthly event

Room: MB10 in Main Building

1st Thursday of the Month

General Meeting - Please be seated for 7.30 pm Start COST: FIRST MEETING IS FREE - just say at the door you have come via meetup.

Normally cost for non-members is $5 entry to meetings. Members are no charge to general meetings - Membership (around $25 to $40 p.a), also includes 6 issues p.a to The Herb Age newsletter and other benefits.

HOW TO GET THERE:

Melways reference – Page 45, A12

By road The main entrance is on Yarra Boulevard – south from the Swan Street bridge. There is limited parking on the campus. Parking is also available on Yarra Boulevard.

By tram From Flinders Street along the Exhibition Street extension into Swan Street, tram number 70 to stop number 18

By train Nearest stations are Burnley, Hawthorn or Heyington

AIMS OF THE HERB SOCIETY OF VICTORIA

 To act as a forum for all persons interested in herbs for their mutual benefit and fellowship.

 To further the education of the public in the use, value and growing of herbs.

 To promote and encourage the organic growing of herbal plants.

Herb Society of Victoria monthly event

Room: MB10 in Main Building

1st Thursday of the Month

General Meeting - Please be seated for 7.30 pm Start COST: FIRST MEETING IS FREE - just say at the door you have come via meetup.

Normally cost for non-members is $5 entry to meetings. Members are no charge to general meetings - Membership (around $25 to $40 p.a), also includes 6 issues p.a to The Herb Age newsletter and other benefits.

HOW TO GET THERE:

Melways reference – Page 45, A12

By road The main entrance is on Yarra Boulevard – south from the Swan Street bridge. There is limited parking on the campus. Parking is also available on Yarra Boulevard.

By tram From Flinders Street along the Exhibition Street extension into Swan Street, tram number 70 to stop number 18

By train Nearest stations are Burnley, Hawthorn or Heyington

AIMS OF THE HERB SOCIETY OF VICTORIA

 To act as a forum for all persons interested in herbs for their mutual benefit and fellowship.

 To further the education of the public in the use, value and growing of herbs.

 To promote and encourage the organic growing of herbal plants.

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