The day's program is now set for 26 May, hosted by Parramatta-Hills Group.
Gumnut Community Centre Gumnut Place Cherrybrook, NSW
10am - 12noon: Morning activities
Choice of a visit to Ian Cox's beautiful garden or a scenic and relaxing bush walk.
- Ian Cox's garden: 5 Ivy Place Kenthurst (off Jones Road).
- Bush walk with Jennifer Farrer: Meet at the end of Trevor Lane Cherrybrook, which runs off Purchase Road. The walk leads to an extensive stone outcrop which overlooks Pye's Creek, where the large expanse of sandstone is a fun place to explore. The route passes through typical Hawkesbury sandstone vegetation -which includes Banksia serrata, Corymbia gummifera and Eucalyptus haemastoma. More Banksias such as spinulosa, oblongifolia and marginata form the understorey. The main attraction of the walk in May when there isn't much flowering, will be the scenic outlooks experience along the walk.
1 - 3pm AGM and Gathering, Gumnut Community Centre, Cherrybrook
1-1.30pm Annual General Meeting. The agenda is on page 31, Native Plants for NSW, January 2018 or on the Society's website at www.austplants.com.au
1.30-3pm Talk: When is a Grevillea a Hakea?
The guest speaker is Peter Olde. Peter is a Life Member of APS NSW, recipient of the Australian Plants Award at the ANPSA Biennial Conference, Canberra 2015 and the leader of the Grevillea Study Group. He is an excellent and entertaining speaker who will discuss the current state of play regarding the relationships between the two genera. Peter will also discuss some of the new cultivars of Grevilleas and is always keen to share his jnowledge of grevilleas with us.
There will also be Australian native plants available for sale. See here for more information.