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Past Events Archive

FMBG Events Calendar 2016

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FMBG Events Calendar 2015

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FMBG Events Calendar 2014

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FMBG Events Calendar 2013

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FMBG Events Calendar 2012

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FMBG Events Calendar 2011

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Date

Activity

January

No Meeting or events held

   

February

 

9th Wednesday 6.30pm

BBQ at the Melton Botanic Garden Site

10th Thursday 10am-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek – Melton Botanic Garden

13th Sunday 10am

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Melton Botanic Garden

27th Sunday 10am-noon 

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

   

March

 

6th Sunday 10am-noon

Keep Australia Beautiful Clean-Up Day at Melton Botanic Garden

9th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: Bill Morrison
– Growing Cacti & Succulents

10th Thursday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

25th Friday 6.30pm

FMBG Social Dinner

27th Sunday 10am-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

30th March til 3rd April

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show – Royal Exhibition Buildings - FMBG hanging basket on display

   

April

 

9th Saturday

Field Trip to visit other Gardens

10th Sunday 10am-noon

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch/Waterbug Identification
 – Melton Botanic Garden

13th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker – Chris Findlay of Flora Victoria
- Grasslands & weed control

14th Thursday 10-noon Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

17th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden
*(Not usual 4th Sunday due to Easter)

   

May

 

11th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: Richard Barley CEO
- Open Garden Schemes

12th. Thurs. 10-noon

Grow the Garden –Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

21st Saturday 9am-1pm

Australian Plant Society Annual Plant Sale

29th  Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden
*(not usual 4th Sunday due to Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on 22nd)

   

June

 

8th Wednesday 7:30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: – Lindy Lumsden Australasian
 Bat Society – Bats

9th Thursday.  10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

12th Sunday 10am-noon

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Melton Botanic Garden

24th Friday 6.30pm

FMBG Social Dinner

26th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

 

FMBG Events Calendar 2010

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Date

Activity

January

No Meeting or events held

   

February

 

10th Wednesday 6.30pm

Logo Launch, BBQ & Exploration - Melton Botanic Garden

11th Thursday 10am-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek – Melton Botanic Garden

14th Sunday 10am

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Melton Botanic Garden

28th Sunday 10am-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

 

 

March

 

7th Sunday 10am-noon

Keep Australia Beautiful Clean-Up Day at Melton Botanic Garden

10th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: Barb Pye: Eremophilas and other plants that can be propagated for the Botanic Garden

11th Thursday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

14th Sunday – time tba

Trip: Ballarat Botanical Garden & Lambley Nursery

24th – 28th

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show – Royal Exhibition Buildings - FMBG hanging basket on display

26th Friday 6.30pm

FMBG Social Dinner

28th Sunday 10am-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

   

April

 

8th Thurs 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek

11th Sunday 10am-noon

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch – Melton Botanic Garden

14th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker - Alex Smart: Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens & Conference in May at Mildura

*18th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden
*(Not usual 4th Sunday due to 25th April - Anzac Day)

   

May

 

12th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Topic: Cathy Powers - Western Australia Trip

13th. Thurs. 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

22nd – 24th

Association of Friends Botanic Gardens (AFBG)
-
Conference in Mildura

*30th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden*
*(Not usual 4th Sunday due to 22nd-24th - AFBG Conference)

   

June

 

9th Wednesday 7:30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: – RICHGRO products

10h Thursday.  10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

13th Sunday 10am-noon

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Melton Botanic Garden

25th Friday 6.30pm

FMBG Social Dinner

27th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

   

July

 

8th Thurs. 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

14th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: John Arnott - Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne – Botanic Gardens & plant conservation

25th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

 

 

August

 

8th Sunday 10am-noon

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Melton Botanic Garden

11th Wednesday 7.30pm

Annual General Meeting and photo competition

12th Thurs.10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans ‘Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

22nd Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

 

 

September

 

8th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: John Patrick - Gardening Australia

9th Thurs. 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

12th Sunday - * tba

Trip – Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

24th Friday 6.30pm

FMBG Social Dinner

26th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

 

 

October

 

1-3rd Friday-Sunday

ABC Gardening Australia Expo – Caulfield Racecourse

10th Sunday 10am-noon

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Melton Botanic Garden

13th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker:  Barb & David Pye Plants for small garden/Central Australia Trip and dry land plants

14th Thurs. 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

24th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek – Melton Botanic Garden

 

 

November

 

6th Saturday

Djerriwarrh Festival: Parade and Street Stall

10th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting – Guest Speaker:TBA
- Trees of National Significance

11th Thurs 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

28th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Melton Botanic Garden

   

December

 

8th Wednesday 6.30pm

End of Year function - Venue TBA

 

FMBG Events Calendar 2009

Date

Activity

January

No Meeting or events held

 

 

February

 

8th Sunday 10am

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Botanic Garden Site

11th Wednesday 6.30pm

Walk and BBQ at Botanic Garden Site
plus Tony Herwerth MSC - Weed Identification
- Botanic Garden Site - meet at Pergola

12th Thursday 10am-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

22nd Sunday 10am-noon 

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

 

 

March

 

1st  Sunday 10am-noon

Keep Australia Beautiful – Clean-Up Day

Town Centre Park - Botanic Garden Site

11th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Propagation from cuttings with Barb Pye

12th Thursday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

29th Sunday 10am

Grow the Garden Day – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

27th Friday 6.30pm

FMBG Social Dinner  

   

April

 

1st-5th

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show – Royal Exhibition Buildings - FMBG hanging basket on display

8th Wednesday -7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker – Cathy Powers
What is flowering now and next month?

9th Thurs 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

12th Sunday Easter Day

NO Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Botanic Garden Site

18th Saturday

Field Trip – CERES*

26th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

 

 

May

 

13th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: TBC
- Wild Herbs & Bush Foods

14th. Thurs. 10-noon

Grow the Garden –Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

24th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden –Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

 

 

June

 

10th Wednesday 7:30pm

Public Forum – Guest Speaker: Attila Kapitany -Victoria University Melton Campus Auditorium

11th Thursday.  10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

14th Sunday 10am-noon

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Botanic Garden Site

26th Friday  6.30pm

FMBG Social Dinner

28th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

   

July

 

8th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker – Debbie Reynolds from Iramoo
- Indigenous Grasslands

9th Thurs. 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

19th Sunday 9:00am

Field Trip - Point Cook – Coastal Park

26th Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

 

 

August

 

9th Sunday 10am-noon

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Botanic Garden Site

12th Wednesday 7.30pm

Annual General Meeting plus
Guest Speaker: John Bentley “Shenyang Botanical Garden”

13th Thurs.10-noon 

Grow the Garden – Ryans ‘Creek - Botanic Garden site

23rd Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

 

 

September

 

9th. Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: Nora Peters - Birds of Melton

10th Thurs. 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

25th Friday 6.30pm

FMBG Social Dinner

27rd Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

 

 

October

 

2-4th Friday-Sunday

ABC Gardening Australia Expo – Caulfield Racecourse

8th Thurs. 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

11th Sunday 10am-noon

Clean Up Day & Waterwatch at Botanic Garden Site

14th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: Australian Native Orchid Society – Flowering Plants  *Bring Flowers to the Meeting

25th Sunday 9am

Field Trip – Organ Pipes/Woodlands Park*

 

 

November

 

7th Saturday

Djerriwarrh Festival Parade and Street Stall

11th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting – Guest Speaker: Melbourne Water on Frogs

12th Thurs 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

22nd Sunday 10-noon

Grow the Garden – Ryans Creek - Botanic Garden site

 

 

December

 

9th Wednesday 6.30pm

End of Year function - Venue TBA

 

Calendar of Events 2008

Date

Event/Activity

February

10th Sunday 10am

Clean Up Day at Botanic Garden Site

13th Wednesday 7pm

Walk and BBQ at Botanic Garden Site 
- Town Centre Park (TCP) meet at Pergola

 

 

March

2nd Sunday 10am

Keep Australia Beautiful – Clean-Up Day Town Centre Park - Botanic Garden Site

12th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Discover an International Botanic Garden

16th March 10am-4pm

Eastside Market, Caroline Springs

28th Friday evening

FMBG Social Dinner at ??? - Contact Lynette R

 

April

9th Wednesday -7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speakers: Barb & David Pye - What is flowering now and next month?

13th Sunday 10am

Clean Up Day at Botanic Garden Site

   

May

14th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker - Update on Landscape design

18th Sunday 9am

Field Trip Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens

 

June

8th Sunday 10am

Clean Up Day at Botanic Garden Site

8th Sunday 2pm

Field Trip – Ecolinc, Bacchus Marsh www.ecolinc.vic.edu.au

11th Wednesday 7pm

Guest Speaker: – Marilyn Hewish “Birds of the Long Forest”
Victoria University Melton Campus Auditorium

26th Friday evening

FMBG Social Dinner at ??? - Contact Lynette R

 

 

July

9th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest SpeakerHelen Lovell from Neutrog “How to Make your Botanic Garden Grow”

 

 

August

10th Sunday 10am

Clean Up Day at Botanic Garden Site

13th Wednesday 7.30pm

Annual General Meeting: Guest Speaker - TBA

 

 

September

10th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: “What is flowering now and next month?” - **speaker to be confirmed

26th Friday evening

FMBG Social Dinner at ??? - Contact Lynette R

 

 

October

8th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting: Guest Speaker: Graeme Woods - Grevilleas

12th Sunday 10am

Clean Up Day at Botanic Garden Site

26th Sunday  9am

Field Trip - Ballarat and Bunninyong Botanic Gardens tour

 

 

November

Djerriwarrh Festival

Parade and stall

12th Wednesday 7.30pm

Meeting – Show & Tell Night: “Botanic Gardens that have impressed you”

 

 

December

10th Wednesday 6.30pm

End of Year BBQ - Venue TBA

 

Calendar of Events 2007

Date Event/Activity
February
14th Wednesday 7 pm Walk at Botanic Garden Site - Town Centre Park (TCP) meet at Pergola
March
4th Sunday – 10:00 am Keep Australia Beautiful – Clean-Up Day – TCP Botanic Garden Site
14th Wednesday 6.30 pm
Outing to Iramoo, Vic. Uni. Campus at St Albans - No regular meeting
31st March 3-10 pm Twilight Market, Caroline Springs
April
11th Wednesday -7.30 pm Meeting: Guest Speaker: Chris Woof
On his work in Landcare at Invermay
14th Saturday 9 am Field Trip – to St. Kilda & Williamstown Botanic Gardens
**15th Sunday 10 am Clean Up Day at Botanic Garden Site
May  
9th Wednesday 7.30 pm Meeting: Guest Speaker - Daryl Akers
Melton Environmental Group on indigenous vegetation
19th Saturday 1-5 pm Grants writing - Bentley’s place
June
13th Wednesday 7 pm Victoria University Melton Campus Auditorium Public Forum
Guest Speaker: Tony Herwerth MSC
Speaking on Indigenous plants at TCP/the Concept Plan/enhancement of Botanic area Botanic Garden Briefing - Rob Small - More information.....
**10th Sunday 10 am Clean Up Day at Botanic Garden Site
July  
11th Wednesday 7.30 pm

MeetingGuest SpeakerAttila Kapitany Horticultural consultant and author
Topic:Boabs and Bottletrees and other extremely waterwise Australian native trees.

August
8th Wednesday 7.30 pm Annual General Meeting
**12th Sunday 10am Clean Up Day at Botanic Garden Site
September  
9th Sunday Field Trip – 'Wattle ID' Walk on the Shone-Scholz Land (local bushland known as Barrm Birrm), Riddells Creek Landcare Group - Russell & Gill Best
12th Wednesday 7.30 pm Meeting: Guest Speaker: **to be confirmed
October  
10th Wednesday
7.30 pm
Meeting: Guest Speaker: **to be confirmed
21st Sunday  9 am Field Trip - Colac Botanic Gardens tour
**14th Sunday 10 am Clean Up Day at Botanic Garden Site
November
Djerriwarrh Festival Own Marquis at Festival Site
14th Wednesday 7.30 pm Meeting – Guest Speaker: **to be confirmed
December
12th  Wednesday 6.30 pm End of Year BBQ - Venue TBA *Members only

Calendar of events 2006

January Break - Executive Committee Meeting
February

Wednesday 8th February Walk around the Town Center Park to envisage what the Botanic Garden will be.
Meet 7pm at corner Tullidge and Willam Street.

Not sure of location try Whereis online maps

March
8th Wednesday 7.30 pm Ordinary meeting
April
8th Saturday 9 am *Field Trip - Maranoa Gardens
*Members only
12th Wednesday 7.30 pm Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Port Augusta - Alan Partridge
May
10th Wednesday 7.30 pm Asian Botanic Gardens - John Bentley
June
14th Wednesday 7.30 pm Ordinary meeting - TCP update
July 12th Wednesday 7 pm Public Forum
Victoria University Melton Campus Auditorium
Terrestrial orchids - Cathy Powers APS & Botanic Garden Briefing
August
9th Wednesday 7.30 pm Annual General Meeting
Clean up day Sunday 20th August more....
September
9th & 10th
Saturday and Sunday *Field Trip - Wonthaggi Heathlands, Cranbourne Botanic Gardens
*Members only
13th Wednesday 7.30 pm Ordinary Meeting
October
11th Wednesday
7.30 pm Plant Propagation - David and Barbara Pye
November
8th Wednesday 7.30 pm Ordinary Meeting
December 13th Wednesday 6.30 pm *End of Year BBQ - D & M Peter’s Place
*Members only

Morning teas for Botanic Friends 2006
1st Wednesday of each month 10.30-Midday Community Centre (near Shire Offices)
More info >>>

Regular Meetings: Monthly, every second Wednesday of the Month @ 7.30pm.
Venue: Woodgrove Community Room, Woodgrove Shopping Centre

Events 2005

July Public Forum
Wednesday 13th 7.30pm at Victoria University Melton Campus
Update on FMBG and speakers on what plant species are suitable to grow in Melton

October Field Trip
On Saturday 8th October we had an enjoyable visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Fundraising
Buy a rose pen or some chocolates to provide funds for the botanic garden - See Lyn Holdsworth

Past Events 2004

May Meeting
Ron Powers spoke to us about the Melton & Bacchus Marsh Australian Plants Society

April Field Trip 2005
On Sunday 17th April we visited botanic gardens in Gisborne, Malmsbury, Kyneton, Castlemaine and Daylesford
See Central Highlands Botanic Gardens Trip photos

Events 2004

Derrijwarrah Festival 2004
Great effort by all in distributing information

Presentation to Shire Council
8th November 2004 - FMBG presentation was well received

October Meeting 2004
Presentation by Rohan Braddy of Mamborin Services who set up the Mambourin Sensory Gardens at Werribee

Bus Trip 2004
12th September - visited Keilor Botanic garden, Queen Park Monee Ponds, Mambourin Sensory Gardens Werribee and Geelong Botanic Gardens
See photos>>>

May 2004
Community forum held Monday 10th May was a great success
- student 'Winners' and the Winning primary school for Emblem Competition were announced

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