Ashburton Floral Art Group
Uniting Church Hall, Ashburn Grove. Demonstrations, helpful hints and friendship. Meets third Monday of month at 12:30pm until November. Fees: $25 annually, plus $4 per session. Phone Hazel 9802 4462.
Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden
Open days Wednesday and Saturday 10.30 till early afternoon. New volunteers always welcome with produce to take home after the session.
Directions to the garden: turn right at the first entrance to Ashwood High off Vannam Drive. 30 metres on right at the end of the school drive. Enquiries contact Lynda 0404083272 or through the ACPFG Facebook page.
Australian Plants Society – Waverley Group
For those interested in learning about and growing Australian native plants: Meetings are held at Wadham House (next to Mount Waverley Library) at 8pm on the third Thursday of each month, excepting December & January. Guest speakers; visitors welcome. Ph: club secretary, Virginia 9803 4502
Barrina Open Garden Club, Blackburn South
Meets on 2nd Wednesdays of the month at 1:30pm. Affiliated with Horticultural Society. Regular speakers, friendly green thumbs. Phone Margaret 9890 6448 or 9898 9420.
Box Hill Floral Art Group
Meet at the Box Hill Hawks Football Club, The Pavilion, on Cnr Middleborough Road and Maroondah Highway, Box Hill. 1st Thursdays (except January). Workshops commence at 10am. Demonstrations by leading Floral Designers start at 1pm. BYO lunch. All welcome. Phone 9898 2483.
Box Hill Garden Club
Meets at Springfield Park Pavilion (corner Dorking and Springfield Roads), Box Hill. Third Tuesdays 10am. Guest speakers. All welcome. Phone 9808 6080. www.boxhillgardenclub.org.au
Camberwell Morning Garden Club
Meets at Chambly, 405 Camberwell Road, Camberwell. 10am – noon, February to November, second Thursday of month. Varied speakers, plant stall, morning tea and great fellowship. Regular outings for members. Visitors welcome. Friendly environment and get to make new gardening friends. www.cmgc.net.au
Camellias Victoria Inc., Burwood East
East Burwood Uniting Church Hall, corner Burwood Highway & Blackburn Road. Meets monthly 8pm second Wednesdays, March-November inclusive. Visitors welcome. www.camelliasvic.org.au
Chadstone Food Forest
Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre, 34 Amaroo Street, Chadstone. Chadstone Food Forest is an urban food forest located in Batesford Reserve, Chadstone. Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm and first Sundays 3:30–5:30pm. The area is managed by volunteer community gardeners who meet at Chadstone Food Forest to look after the fruit trees, plant new edibles and plan future activities. All welcome! www.chadstonefoodforest.wordpress.com
Early Morn African Violet Group, Mount Waverley
Alvie Hall, corner Alvie & High Street Roads, Mount Waverley. First Mondays at 8pm and third Wednesdays at 10am. Learn how to grow African violets, and make new friends. Phone Annette Kennedy 5678 8814.
The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc., Blackburn
Groups hold monthly meetings at 1 Gardenia St, Blackburn. Established in 1880 to stimulate interest in our natural environment and to preserve and protect Australian flora and fauna. Special interest groups: Botany, Fauna, Fungi, Geology, Marine Research, Microscopy, Terrestrial Invertebrates. Thriving Juniors group. Visitors are welcome at meetings for small fee. Find calendar, membership form and full info about FNCV at www.fncv.org.au
Waverley Bonsai Group, Mount Waverley
Meets 8pm 3rd Tuesdays of month, rear hall, St John’s Uniting Church cnr Virginia & Alexander Streets, Mount Waverley. Guest speakers from overseas, interstate, intrastate and our own members. Phone Bruce (Secretary) on 9802 8529.
Waverley Floral Art Group, Mount Waverley
Waverley Youth Centre, Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley. Meets third Tuesdays at 7:45pm. Phone Club Secretary on 9560 4804.
Waverley Garden Club, Mount Waverley
Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley. Over 300 members. Meets first Fridays at 7:30 for 8pm start. Monthly guest speakers. Phone Leanne Mason on 9806 0424.
Winton Road Food Forest, Ashburton
A community-maintained food forest at Winton Road Reserve growing food organically and sustainably. Working bees held from 9–11am every 2nd and 4th Saturday morning. 38 Winton Road, Ashburton. Phone 0420 961 695. https://foodforestashy.wordpress.com/