Talk: The Australian Native Garden in Royal Park

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What we'll do

Did you know that Royal Park is the largest of Melbourne's inner city parks? It's on Flemington Rd near the Melbourne zoo. Chris Nicholson, head gardener at Royal Park, will speak on it's Australian Native Garden. Chris’ talk will encompass a brief history of the Garden and will highlight particularly attractive plants, wildlife-attracting components and landscape design elements.

All are welcome. Supper will be provided.

The ‘Australian Native Garden’ was designed by Grace Fraser in 1977 to feature native plants from all over Australia. New plants have been added over the years, as a wider palette of flowering native species has become commercially available. The garden can be found at the S-E entrance to Royal Park. It includes a cool, shady rainforest section, billabong in which nardoo flourishes, Australian native daisy beds, Australian shrub borders and lawns containing specimen trees including a mature River Red Gum surrounded by native grasses.

Chris Nicholson has a Diploma of Horticulture and has worked in the horticultural industry for 25 years. He spent a few years on the committee of the Knox Environment Society and as a Gardens for Wildlife volunteer for City of Knox. He has a passion for native Australian plants especially their role in attracting native wildlife.

APS members will also provide good value Australian native plants for sale for this meeting.

Our meetings start at 8pm. We usually have 30+ members to each talk. One of our members will give you a warm welcome at the door.

Chris's visual presentation will be followed by our plant table (where members bring in beautiful samples from their garden to share and discuss); we have a plant raffle; then time for supper - a cuppa and refreshments and a chance to mingle.

We look forward to seeing you there. All welcome. Enquiries contact Anne:[masked]