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APS NSW Get together in the Southern Highlands

  • 12 Nov 2022
  • 13 Nov 2022
  • Exeter Village Hall, 10 Exeter Rd, Exeter NSW 2579


  • Includes weekend activities, morning tea and lunch on Saturday.
    (Saturday evening dinner not included.)
  • Includes Saturday morning tea, Saturday lunch, get together sessions and Saturday two-course dinner


APS NSW November Annual Gathering, Southern Highlands, NSW
Saturday 12 November - Sunday 13 November 2022

Venue: Exeter Village Hall, 10 Exeter Rd, Exeter NSW 2579

The Southern Highlands Group of APS NSW is hosting this year's weekend get-together at Exeter, Sutton Forest and Moss Vale on Saturday 12 and at Bowral on Sunday, 13 November.

The Southern Highlands Group has organised a variety of exciting activities for the weekend, including a plants sale on the Sunday.

This weekend offers a wonderful chance to see and enjoy a beautiful part of NSW and catch up with friends you may not have seen for a while. These weekends are extremely popular and it is essential that you register for the event.

Price of the get-together including morning tea, lunch and the get together sessions along with dinner and talk at Moss vale RSL on the Saturday night is $90. If you only wish to attend the morning tea, lunch and get together sessions, the price is $45. You can book and pay for both through the registration. 

Guests are welcome to attend. 

If you have any questions please contact John Aitken at


Please note that you will be given the addresses of the gardens we will be visiting when you arrive at the Exeter Hall.

Saturday, 12 November 2022

9.30am - Registration and morning tea provided by Exeter CWA

10am - Acknowledgement of Country welcome to participants. Bill Mullard and Heather Miles.

Speaker: Dan Clarke, APS NSW Conservation Officer and environmentalist - The Vegetation of the Wingecarribee Area.

Dan is a botanical consultant who operates DM Clarke Botanical Consulting Services which provides flora survey services, consultancy advice, and vegetation management and bushland regeneration services . Dan has worked as a botanist in the environmental consultancy industry since February 2011. He is currently the Conservation Officer for APS NSW. Dan has undertaken extensive vegetation surveys of the Wingecarribee area for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. He is an experienced speaker and will inspire you with his investigations of the vegetation of the Wingecarribee area.

12 noon - lunch provided by Exeter CWA.

1.00 - 3.30pm - visit to two large but very different gardens. The group will be divided into two, with each half visiting the following gardens at different times.

  • Tanya Excel’s 2.26ha property, at Moss Vale. A garden conversion.
  • Martin’s rural property, at Sutton Forest. Extensive native and exotic plantings, large dam.

6.30pm for 7.00pm - Dinner, private room Moss Vale RSL Club, Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St, Mittagong NSW 2575. Cost $45.

A talk by Jane Lemann, member APS NSW Southern Highland Group and co-ordinator of Mt Gibraltar bush care.

Sunday, 13 November 2022

9.30 - 11.30am - escorted walks at Mt. Gibraltar. Choice of easy or more difficult.

12 -1.00pm - Lunch, individual responsibility, with plenty of choice venues in Bowral.

1-3 pm: Kris Gow's and Sarah Cains' gardens in Bowral plus plant sale. Both are small gardens so staggered visits are required. The gardens are located on opposite sides of the same block so walking or driving between each is optional.

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