Welcome to the Lilium and Bulb Society of South Australia Inc.



The Society meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except July) at 7.30pm in The Village Well Community Centre at 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate, 5154.
From City:
Take the Stirling freeway exit and continue through Stirling to Aldgate. Go straight through the roundabout, past the CFS Station on the left and The Village Well is on the right as you go up the hill. (See Google map at the bottom of this page)

We have a number of experts amongst our members who are more than willing to pass on advice for gardeners who are trying to grow a range of bulb species. These include not only Liliums, but many rare species not normally grown in Australia.

Please feel free to email us (use one of the "Contact" pages) with your questions (and suggestions).

Need to re-stock your garden with fabulous bulbs?
We love The Dewitt family's Red Earth Bulb Farm!
November 7th – Peter Taverna presents "Mandrakes"

I have been a keen plantsman most of my life & have had consuming interests in many plant groups beginning when I was 18 & noticed for the first time the responses of plants to the changing of the seasons. My father was a keen gardener & had tried unsuccessfully to inspire interest in me, mainly by handing me a hoe or hose & demanding my forced labour. My interests have evolved from succulents to orchids through carnivorous plants & ferns & settled during my middle years on fruiting plants which were the focus of my working life for decades. I imported hundreds of cultivars over the years some of which are still at hand though many if not most succumbed to the ravages of 2 divorces in the late 1990s. I have always had an interest in bulbs, tubers corms etc & in recent years have a particular interest in the Amaryllidaceae. I am particularly fond of Amaryllis. I also have a vast number of Clivia of all types many of which are products of the cutting edge of current breeding efforts.
My interest in Mandragora is somewhat incidental & grows out of a broader interest in ethnobotany & a particular interest in Solanaceae.
Peter Taverna

Welcome to the Lilium and Bulb Society of South Australia Inc.



The Society meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except July) at 7.30pm in The Village Well Community Centre at 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate, 5154.
From City:
Take the Stirling freeway exit and continue through Stirling to Aldgate. Go straight through the roundabout, past the CFS Station on the left and The Village Well is on the right as you go up the hill. (See Google map at the bottom of this page)

We have a number of experts amongst our members who are more than willing to pass on advice for gardeners who are trying to grow a range of bulb species. These include not only Liliums, but many rare species not normally grown in Australia.

Please feel free to email us (use one of the "Contact" pages) with your questions (and suggestions).

Need to re-stock your garden with fabulous bulbs?
We love The Dewitt family's Red Earth Bulb Farm!

Want to book a table at our Rare and Unusual Plant sale on 25th and 26th of August, 2018?

Then click here!

For more information on The Rare and Unusual Plant sale, go to…

Down the Garden Path website
Go there now!

November 7th – Peter Taverna presents "Mandrakes"

I have been a keen plantsman most of my life & have had consuming interests in many plant groups beginning when I was 18 & noticed for the first time the responses of plants to the changing of the seasons. My father was a keen gardener & had tried unsuccessfully to inspire interest in me, mainly by handing me a hoe or hose & demanding my forced labour. My interests have evolved from succulents to orchids through carnivorous plants & ferns & settled during my middle years on fruiting plants which were the focus of my working life for decades. I imported hundreds of cultivars over the years some of which are still at hand though many if not most succumbed to the ravages of 2 divorces in the late 1990s. I have always had an interest in bulbs, tubers corms etc & in recent years have a particular interest in the Amaryllidaceae. I am particularly fond of Amaryllis. I also have a vast number of Clivia of all types many of which are products of the cutting edge of current breeding efforts.
My interest in Mandragora is somewhat incidental & grows out of a broader interest in ethnobotany & a particular interest in Solanaceae.
Peter Taverna
The next 4 images below are a sample of the items displayed by members at the August 2015 meeting. These flowers are judged by Kate O'Brien and a selected member who is interested in learning about judging.
The next 4 images below are a sample of the items displayed by members at the August 2015 meeting. These flowers are judged by Kate O'Brien and a selected member who is interested in learning about judging.