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Armidale and District Group


Activities and calendar

We hold regular meetings, walks and talks. For more information about these events, please click here

The full year's calendar can be found here

Upcoming events

    • 25 Mar 2022
    • 25 Nov 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Western side of Armidale Bicentennial Arboretum, entrance from Galloway St

    Held on the last Friday of the month, February to November in the native plant section on the western side of the Arboretum, entrance from Galloway Street.

    Tasks include planting, mulching, weed control, watering if needed and any necessary trimming.

    All activities are managed by Patrick Laher, the APS Arboretum Coordinator since the late 1990s. He procures new material for planting and liaises with Armidale Council which supplies mulch and removes garden rubbish. 

    BYO morning tea for the break.

    The native gardens section was designed as part of the Bicentennial Arboretum Plan by APS member Maria Hitchcock OAM.

    For all enquiries email

    • 27 Mar 2022
    • 27 Nov 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Eastern end, Beardy St mall, Armidale

    Held on the last Sunday of the month, February to November. Local APS members run the stall and provide expertise to both members and the public, at the eastern end of the Beardy St mall.

    plant sales - 140ml pots $10, members discount $8

    display of native garden plants currently in flower

    suggestions and advice

    2nd hand gardening books for sale

    free past editions of APS newsletters and journals

    Plants sold are chosen for their suitability to the area and their frost resistance. 

    They are sourced from the Mole Station Native Nursery, a wholesale and retail mail order business owned and managed by two members of APS Armidale & District group. Money raised on the stall contributes towards the purchase of plants and materials for the native plant section of the Armidale Bicentennial Arboretum.

    Members of the group also volunteer at the Arboretum. For information click here.

    For all enquiries, contact the group on

    • 20 Aug 2022

    For more information email

    • 4 Sep 2022
    • Whitlow Hotel
    For more information email
    • 10 Sep 2022
    • 16 Sep 2022
    • Kiama Pavilion

    Saturday 10 September 2022 (complimentary tour)

    Welcome drinks and registration on Sunday 11 September. 

    Monday 12 to Friday 16 September 2022, at the Kiama Pavilion and surrounds - a mix of conference proceedings and field trips. 

    Tours occur both before and after the conference. 

    This registration adds you to our mailing list for updates.  You can unsubscribe at any time. 

    Click HERE for more information about the conference and tours.

    • 15 Oct 2022
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    • 5 Nov 2022
    • 6 Nov 2022

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    • 3 Dec 2022

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