The Central Coast group of the Australian Plants Society will present a demonstration on how to grow Waratahs and Flannel Flowers from seed and cuttings at 7.30 pm on Friday 11 October at Phillip House, 21 Old Mt Penang Road, Kariong, as part of its regular monthly meeting.
Guest presenter, Maria Hitchock, OAM, from APS Armidale group, has over 40 years’ experience with native plants, owns the “Cool Climate Natives Nursery” in Armidale, and was responsible for Australia adopting the wattle as its national emblem in 1988, and for the introduction of National Wattle Day in 1992. She has written many books on native plants, and runs the APS Waratah and Flannel Flower Study Group. In 2013 she started a Save Our Flora group, aimed at saving threatened native plants. Maria received her OAM in 2018 for service to conservation and the environment.
The public is welcome to attend Maria’s workshop on 11 October. Entrance fee is $5 for non-members, and includes supper.
Enquiries to Pat Carlton, 0458 300922,
or see austplants.com.au/central-coast.
P.O. Box 263
Cremorne Junction NSW 2090
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