About Us

Welcome to the

Victorian Salvia Study Group :

(Branch of the Herb Society of Victoria)

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We are a group of Salvia enthusiasts from throughout Victoria who:
  • Grow and collect Salvias for the purpose of study, research and enjoyment.
  •  Over 300 species, Hybrids and Varieties to enjoy
  • Endeavour to name salvias correctly.
  • Sell Salvia plants, books and seed at garden events throughout the year
  • Maintains a Salvia  Display Garden at Nobelius Heritage Park in Emerald, (below the Puffing Billy Line). The garden can be visited at any time. The garden shows a huge selection of Salvias from all over the world and how they grow.
  • Organise garden visits
  • Speaks to Garden Clubs and groups
  • Arranges plant identification, pruning  and propagation days
  • VSSG is a not-for- profit organisation
  • Established over 25yrs


Display Garden at Nobelius Heritage Park Emerald


Our website www.salvias.org.au  contains detailed information on Salvias with a Calendar of Events plus extensive notes and photos on Plant I.D. pruning, propagation and a huge selection of Salvia photos

  • A  ‘Manual for Salvia Growers’ is available at all Salvia functions
  • A newsletter ‘ Salvia News’, produced quarterly, contains comprehensive information about Salvias  and the Calendar of Events
  • A Salvia Display Garden in Nobelius Heritage Park at Emerald.
  • Free friendly specialist advice to our subscribers and others on all aspects of growing Salvias
  • If we can assist you with identifying those Salvias in a nursery or yours or your neighbour’s garden, then send  a  photo to Lyndi Garnett : [email protected]
  • If you want to be more than a subscriber and become a participating member of the group, otherwise known as a ‘Salvia fanatic’ then contact Lyndi Garnett to find out how.
  • If we can assist  you with bringing colour into your garden, then please contact us either by email or call us Ph 98034534

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Lyndi Garnett  –  Ph (03)98034534 – email: [email protected]
Jillian Barkell  –  Ph (03)97566361
Registered collection with the Garden Plant Conservation Association of Australia (GPCAA)


(Branch of the Herb Society of Victoria Inc.)