Who are we?
APS Mornington Peninsula Inc is a group of plant lovers who enjoy meeting with like-minded people to share their enthusiasm and to increase their knowledge about growing Australian plants on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne.
Members live in suburbs surrounding the area of Frankston down to Rye, across the Peninsula from Port Phillip Bay to Westernport Bay. Our gardens range in size from small courtyard to hectares, or no garden at all. Some of us are beginners, some are more experienced and there are a handful of specialists.
The general pattern of our activities is for bi-monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, alternating with excursions on the 3rd Saturday of the month, although we flex this a bit to take advantage of the main flowering season, plus weeding and planting at Devilbend Reserve. You can find a calendar of the current year’s activities here.
Meetings are all held in the Benton Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Rd, Mornington, Victoria 3931 (Melways 145 G6). The start times alternate between evening (7:15pm for 7:30pm start) and afternoon (2:15pm for 2:30pm start). Most meetings involve a guest speaker with specific expertise, followed by “show and tell” Plant Table and a convivial supper/afternoon tea.
Excursions usually start at 10:30am. They include short guided walks in bushland reserves to learn about the variety of vegetation on the Peninsula, visits to members’ gardens and special gardens off the Peninsula, and bus trips take us further afield.
Anyone who is interested in Australian plants is welcome to join us.
In addition to the monthly activities, membership provides other benefits such as the newsletters and the Growing Australian magazine published by the Australian Plants Society Victoria (Inc.). Members are also able to attend seminars and other presentations.
If you would like to join, you are welcome to visit and then decide, or email the secretary using the link below, or download our membership form and post to the address below.