March 4th - Paul Roberts-Thomson - M.D. of Van Diemen bulbs (Tasmania)

April 1st - Malcolm Keller - variations in growing styles and appearance of dahlias

May 6th - Phil Schluter - Coloured Personality Profiling system

June 3rd - Troy McKenzie - Discussion on banned plants

August 5th - Greg Ruckert - Borneo forrest trip

September 2nd - Chris Daniels - Cities and nature

October - Patricia Toolan (No information)


March 1st - Kym Syrus - Rose gardens and broadcasting experiences

April 5th - Chris Scrace - Fuschias - care and growing

May 3rd - Alan O'Leary and Steven Stokes - South African bulbs and Gladioli

June 7th - (No information)

July – No meeting.

August 2nd - David Barrington - Hellebores and garden tools

September 6th - Ian Williams and reptiles of Adelaide environs

October 4th AGM Greg Ruckert - Simple photography and how to improve garden photography


March 1st - Bromeliad Club with Peter, Bev and Ron

April 5th - Julian Slade and Greg Ruckert on South African trips looking at bulbs

May 3rd – Greg Lawrence – growing knowledge. - Snippets of info that Greg has learned and collected over many years of growing bulbs

June 7th - Trevor Nottle.

AUGUST 2nd - Helen McKerrell
Practical, down-to-earth home gardener & author of Gardening on a Shoestring. Helen is a regular column contributor to gardening magazines & dispenses sensible advice to customers at the Crafers Garden Centre.

SEPTEMBER 6th – Greg Ruckert & Julian Slade – more South African bulbous plants.
Encore presentation from these intrepid seed collectors of some of the many fascinating species in South Africa. Can they – and we – ever get enough?

October 4th – Marg Jenkins – On Irises. Named for Iris, the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow, the genus epitomizes this with a huge & subtle range of gorgeous colours. Learn much from Marg.

November 1st - Matt Coulter - Adelaide Botanic Gardens Mt Lofty nursery


March 7th - Cameron Peoples - Western Yunnan Rhododendrons

April 4th - Jason Wilkinson - Travelling bulb supplier

MAY 2nd – Phil Barron - Environmentalist - Birds.
Whether bold, colourful or plain, noisy or songsters, destructive or shy, birds make up a large part of our natural environment & play important roles in pollination of many plant spp.

JUNE 6th – Ann Ruckert – Mathematician on Fibonacci
What do pineapples, sunflower head seeds, nautilus shells, pinecones, cabbages, wave sequences have in common?
Anne will explain the mathematical sequence favoured by evolution – the secret patterns of nature known as the Fibonacci ratio.

JULY – No meeting.

AUGUST 1st - Marg Jenkins – Experienced propagator & club member
A talk & demonstration as these plants commence their growing season.

SEPTEMBER 5th – Rosemary Thomson - Enthusiastic plantswoman & club member. To be assisted by other members.
Pot Culture / A Passion for Pots.
No, you won’t find any “wacky Bachy” in Rosemary’s collection! But she will share her valuable experience of growing bulbs in confinement..or is it mere “pot luck?”

OCTOBER 3rd – Hugh Williams – Clivias
Dazzling in dark & shady places, we’ll find out how & where to use them in our gardens.

NOVEMBER 7th - Peter Taverna –Mandrakes
Why is there so much mystery attached to this genus? Peter is passionate & unusual & will expound on these & other special plants.


Annual Show

Dinner - presentation

March 6th - Rebecca Mumford

April 3rd - Greg Marlu - Biochar

May 1st - John Batchelor - Propogation

June 5th - Trevor Scott - Representing CutAbove Tools

August 7th - Mary Ann Sabine- Gardening on the other side of the world

September 4th - Peter Taverna - (who only came to extract information from our exerts)!

March 4 - Merri and Manfred Eckert - Recovering from the Samson Creek Fire (Plus Alan O'Leary on SA Bulbs)