To check branch locations and meeting times, go to our Branches page
For location maps, go to our up-coming events page

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Talks for 2016

Date Speaker and subject Branch
Feb 4 Phil Ladd: Flora of Patagonia Murdoch
Feb 9 Mark Brundrett: Restoring Perth's Banksia woodlands Perth
Feb 11 Dr Jen Francis: Attracting frogs to the garden Armadale
Feb 16 AGM Albany
Feb 23 Bevan Buirchell: Eremophilas Northern Subs
Feb 26 Dr Neil Gibson: 100 Years of Vegetation Mapping in WA Eastern Hills
Mar 3 Adam Ross: Plants of Borneo Murdoch
Mar 8 Greg Keighery: Rare plants of the Perth region Perth
Mar 10 AGM Armadale
Mar 22 John Bartle: Salinity Management in the Wheatbelt Northern Subs
Mar 25 Eastern Hills
Apr 7 Charles Otway: Perth edible weeds Murdoch
Apr 12 Hazel Dempster: Bringing WA Flora into Streetscapes and Parklands - a case study Perth
April 14 Dr Jenny Bevan: Geology and Landforms around Armadale Armadale
Apr 26 Adam Cross: Growing Carnivorous Plants from Seed Northern Subs
Apr 29 Show and tell member's night Eastern Hills
May 5 Dr Rachel Standish: Wondrous Woodlands Murdoch
May 10 John Viska: History of the Use of Native Plants in Perth Perth
May 12 Hazel Dempster: Red Trees at Ant Hill Farm Armadale
May 24 Don Poynton: Flora and Fauna of Far East Russia Northern Subs
May 27 Paul Armstrong: Threatened Flora of the Johnston Lakes Eastern Hills
June 2 Christina Birnbaum: ANPSA in Canberra Murdoch
June 9 Steve McCabe: Local edible plants in the Armadale region Armadale
June 14 Kerryn Chia - Persoonia cultivation and propagation Perth
June 24 Dr Christine Allen: Critically endangered Stirling Range plant species and their response to habitat fragmentation Eastern Hills
June 25-26 WSWA State Conference/AGM (at Kanyana) Darling Range
June 28 Bronwen Keighery: 25 years of WSWA plant surveys Northern Subs

Honor Venning Library

The Honor Venning Library in Perry House is open from 1 - 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, with the exception of January. You are welcome to come and browse our collection of books on plants.

Excursions and Activities


Branch outing on the Saturday following each meeting.

Darling Range

Herbarium meetings on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 10 am.
Locally guided walks March through to November: meet at the Lesmurdie Guide Hall on the 4th Sunday of the month at 10 am. Note: Contact Lynda in advance to confirm (see the Branches page for contact details).


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Northern Suburbs

Free monthly guided nature walks each month with the exception of January, approx 1 hour long, starting at 8am. See seasonal changes in plant & animal life in your bushlands.

Date Meeting Place and/or Activity Contact
1st Saturday Landsdale Conservation Park behind Landsdale Rd, approx 100 metres east of Evandale Rd, Darch Phylis; phone 9349 9105
2nd Saturday Koondoola Regional Bushland. Meet Koondoola Avenue opposite Burbridge Ave David; phone 9448 9192
3rd Saturday Lake Gwelup Reserve. Meet Scout Hall Carpark near tennis courts, Huntriss Road, Gwelup Christine; phone 9447 2983
4th Saturday Star Swamp Bushland. Meet Henderson Centre at end of Groat Street, North Beach Christine; phone 9447 2983
5th Saturday Trigg Bushland. Meet in carpark between St Mary's School & Millington Reserve (off Elliot Rd), Karrinyup David; phone 9448 9192