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Spring expo to showcase native plants in Wallan

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Grace Frost
Grace Frost
Hi, I'm Grace Frost. I was honoured to report for the Review as their Digital Journalist from mid-2022 to the beginning of 2024. Ive since made a move to the Herald Sun.

The Mitchell group of the Australian Plants Society, APS, annual native flower show and plant sale returns to Wallan after last year’s successful event.

The Native Plant Expo will be at Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre, Bentinck Street Wallan, on Saturday, October 14.

APS Mitchell aim to promote and maintain interest in the growing, propagating and conservation of Australian native plants for home gardens and public places.

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The group hosts monthly meetings in Kilmore with guest speakers, plant sales, plant identification tables and supper.

The native flower display will feature hundreds of locally-grown flowers including rare plants to entice people to plant Australian natives in their garden.

The native plant expo and sale will be at Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre on October 14.

At last year’s spring expo and sale, the group presented more than 300 flower species including Grevillea, Hakea, Eremophila, Eucalyptus, and Acacia, as well as species indigenous to the Mitchell Shire and wider region.

In addition to flower displays, there will be lots of plants and a large variety of books about native plants for sale.

Sellers include La Trobe Indigenous Plant Nursery – indigenous tube stock, Goldfields Revegetation, Joan and Peter Broughton, and Ironstone Park – unusual native plants.

People will also have the opportunity to meet Eremophila expert Russell Wait, who will be selling his textbook and Eremophila plants, including some rare species.

Sellers specialise in a wide range of natives including local indigenous plants in tubes to suit garden cultivation.

The plant expo will be from 9.30am to 3pm, with entry $2 for adults, while children are free when accompanied by an adult.

Refreshments available will include homemade cakes, coffee and tea, along with door prizes and raffle prizes.

The expo is supported by Dr Bell, Bendigo Bank, Bunnings Craigieburn, Crimp Hair Lounge Wandong, Kilmore Auto Electrical, Kilmore Smash Repairs, Leah Mae Jeweller, Maureen Thomas Artist, and Wandong IGA.

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