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 meetings (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 always end after the guest speaker 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. There is also a branch for the Hills area, based in Belgrave.

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:

• Weeds, Plants and People and Edible Weeds

• Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs in the Garden

• Unusual Herbs

• 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

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Herb Society of Victoria meeting

Room: MB10 in Main Building

Thursday, 7th March 2019 Guest Speaker: Annemarie Manders from Warratina Lavender Farm Topic: Lavender on the farm Annemarie, with husband Peter Manders, started Warratina Lavender Farm on an old orchard, situated at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, in the Yarra Valley (near Romantic Herbs Nursery). The farm has several acres of lavender, which is harvested by hand using a traditional sickle and dried on site. It is used in their own product range from simple dried bunches to culinary delights, as well as craft, cosmetic and household goods. Annemarie will have the farm lavender products for sale on the night as well. 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 meeting

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 meeting

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 meeting

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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Herb Society of Victoria meeting

Room: MB10 in Main Building

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