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Valette Williams Scholarship in Botany - Round Fourteen - 2022

Applications Now open

Valette Williams Scholarship in Botany $3,500

This scholarship is awarded by the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society to Honours, Masters and PhD students of Botany.

Applications for the 2022 scholarship are now opened.  Applications close on 4th March 2022

Scholarship conditions are described in the 2022 scholarship application forms.

Application forms for the 2022  scholarship are available as pdf or word files.

VW Scholarship Application Information 2022.pdf
VW Scholarship Application Form 2022.pdf
VW Scholarship Application Form 2022.docx

For more information about the scholarship go to Val Williams Scholarship.

Events - upcoming

Upcoming meetings

Next year meetings will be listed as they become confirmed

We will be returning to "ZOOM" a meeting. The arrangement will be the same as previous zoom meetings.

People outside NSG can to contact Sue Fredrickson to get a zoom invitation. or 0401 362 921

12 November 2021

SpeakerJonathan Lidbetter
 Topic 'A Surprise'

Jonathan Lidbetter B.Sc.Agr (Hons), M.Sc. (Hons) - Farm Manager for East Coast Wildflowers

I have close to 30 years experience working in the horticultural sector largely as a plant production researcher in government but more recently as a farm manager for East Coast Wildflowers. My main passion is propagation and development of native plants for commercial cultivation and my experience covers the full range from seeds, cuttings, budding and grafting to tissue culture. My current focus is the propagation and management of over 100 species of commercial cut flower and foliages for the domestic floristry trade.

East Coast Wildflowers is one of the premier native cut flower wholesalers in NSW and is owned and run by Mr Craig Scott, a 4th generation flower grower who has been growing native flowers commercially for over 30 years. We have 20 hectares under cultivation with 0.5 ha under cover at Mangrove Mountain (growing almost exclusively native products),  and have a warehouse at Flemington markets as part of operating Stands in the Flower Shed 6 days/ week 51 weeks a year (COVID pending). We wholesale product for growers from all mainland states. More visual information can be found on Instagram @ craigioscottt or @jonathinny. Craig's daughter Bess is a leading NSW florist using native flowers and can be found @bess_paddington. 

Next Walks at Ku-ring-gai  Wildflower Gardens

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden (KWG)
420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives

Walk & Talks program for the rest of 2021 now available

  • Be guided by members of the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society for a talk then on a walk in the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Learn about and see our wonderful native plants as they come into flower.  Sessions are free. Please bring your own name badge. Meet at 9.45 am at Caley’s Pavilion in KWG.

    It is essential to book your place by the Saturday prior to the walk.

    Please email Wendy and provide your 1) name, 2) mobile number and 3) emergency contact.

    Email: (preferred) or Phone: 0419 323 035

    • Walks are easy/medium. Sessions run 10am to about 12 noon.
    • Please wear a hat, have suitable footwear & warm clothes and bring water/snack.
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent would also be a good idea.
    • Current Covid-19 regulations apply.

    Download the 2021 Walks & Talks Program May-November here

Term 4           Summer Term

 October 11 (Monday)  Waratahs and other members of Family Proteaceae
 October 18 (Monday)  Walk Only: The Mueller Track
 October 25 (Monday)  Callistemon, Kunzea & Melaleuca (Family Myrtaceae)
 November 1 (Monday)  Leptospermum and Baeckea (Family Myrtaceae)
 November 8 (Monday)  Grasses (Family Poaceae)

More information on the Walks and Talks page.

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