wildflower society of wa, eastern hills branch
Western Australians are justifiably proud of their rich heritage of wildflowers.
Since 1958 the Wildflower Society has been the focus for people interested in,
and concerned for, the preservation of wildflowers. Society activities revolve
around the study of wildflowers in bushland and cultivation as well as action and
support for the preservation of wildflowers in bushland.
Members of our society come from all sections of the community. A shared wonder
of Western Australia's flora has brought together professional and amateur
botanists and the interested enthusiasts. It is this shared expertise from
throughout the community that is the strength of the Society.
The Wildflower Society of Western Australia was founded in March 1958 to promote
the propagation, understanding and conservation of Western Australian wildflowers.
Our aspirations are the same today. We express them through the stated aim: 'To
know, grow, conserve and enjoy our native flora.'
With more than 1000 members, we are dedicated to protecting the bushland so that
this natural heritage can be enjoyed by many future generations. The Society's
activities are devoted to understanding the flora in all its aspects; sharing
information on how to recognise the plants; and the communities in which they
naturally occur in bushland; and to propagating and growing the various species.
We place a strong emphasis on knowing and protecting our bushland plants.
We meet on the fourth Friday of the month,
at the Octagonal Hall, McGlew Road, Glen Forrest, at 8.00pm, from February to November.
Details of coming meetings are published in the Gidgegram and on the News page of this website.
Our annual plant sale is held on the second Saturday in May at the same place, from 9am to 2pm,
with EFTPOS available (thanks to Bendigo Community Bank).
|Eric McCrum ||President ||9295 3344|