If anyone has Salvias  in their garden they don’t know the name of or plants they can’t identify, please take a photo and email it to I can help you.

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 Nobelius Heritage Park, Crighton Rd, Emerald,  under the Packing Shed, along the Puffing Billy line

For those who might have an hour or two to come and help Working in the Garden during  the week.
The gardens need maintaining and we need your help to keep them flowering and looking good for all  who walk through.
If you can spare  an hour or two, it would really be appreciated – many hands make light work etc..
A chance for you to identify those Salvias in your garden and take home lots of cutting material.
Tea/coffee will be provided. Bring a plate to share for lunch.
Bring a hat, water, a chair, gloves and what ever tools you wish to use and of course a large plastic bag for those cuttings.
Please see the map for directions. Phone Lyndi 98034534 if coming.
All welcome




July 24th Mon  Kew Garden Club Mel: 45 D6

Kew Library ( Phyllis Hore Room) crn Cotham Rd & Civic Dve Kew
Lyndi Will be speaking
Salvia books and plants will be for sale
Come and listen to the wonders of Salvias
Bring Plants to be identified

July 27th Thurs South Gippsland Pop- Up Horticulture Expo

See website for more information

Aug Sun 13th  Geelong Botanical Gardens  11.30am

crn Podbury & Eastern Park Dve, ( Within Eastern Park)

Come and see  this wonderful regional Botanic Gardens.
See our extensive Salvia collection, inside and outside the gates,(the  Bill Whitehead collecting of Salvias donated to the Botanic Gardens)  the huge Ginko biloba with it’s butter yellow leaves.
See the Pelagonium collection and so much more.

Bookings essential. Ring Lyndi if coming Ph 98034534

Lunch , tea/ coffee  at the Tea House or bring your own.
Meet  in the circle by the outside gates at 11.30
All are  welcome to join us

Aug Fri 18th  Euroa Garden Club  2pm

Touring Map: 910 ,R3
Lyndi will be speaking
Salvia plants and books will be for sale
Bring plants to be identified

Aug Sun 27th   Lesley Edmonds Gippsland Garden 11am

270 Coster Rd, Modella ( Koo Wee Rup, Longwarry Rd) Sth Gippsland   Touring Map: 912 T7  Rd,  C421

 Directions to Leslie Edmund’s garden

Lesley has a lovely farm garden, an orchard, chooks, sheep and of course many interesting Salvias and other interesting perennials Come and try your luck with identifying them.
Come for a drive in the country and visit a gorgeous garden.
Tea/ coffee will be provided. Bring a lunch to share.
Bring Salvias to be identified
Car pooling can be arranged. Map to follow shortly
Please phone Lesley if intending to come. Ph 0448702744.
Phone Lyndi if any queries Ph 98034534

Sept Sat 9th  Lakeside Garden Expo 10 am 

The Salvia Group WILL NOT be selling at this event
Jarlo Dve, Lilydale Mel: 38 D7
A new Garden Expo, produced by the BoxHill Institute.
Lots of plant and food stalls
Come and view their horticultural achievements

Sept Sun10th   Salvia Subscribers Lunch at Nobelius      12pm

Nobelius Heritage Park, Crighton Rd, Emerald, under the Packing Shed   Mel: 127 G4

This is our way of saying  Thankyou of being part of the Salvia Group.,   12pm.  Lunch under the Oak trees.
Come and partake of a delicious spread.  Tea /Coffee will be provided .
Come and see the progress of the Display Garden, see how the Salvias are growing, what new varieties have been planted, meet other subscribers, it’s your chance to catch up.
Bring a chair ( essential) or rug and plastic bag for cuttings
Phone Lyndi if coming Ph 98034534. All subscribers very welcome

No Plants will be for sale, but if you have a particular Salvia you’re looking for, please email Lyndi with your request.

Sept Sun 17th   Pruning Salvias   2 -4pm

Display Garden : Nobelius Heritage Park, Crighton Ave, below the Packing Shed   Mel: 127 G4

Watch and find out how to prune Salvias
Find out when to Prune Salvias

Tea/coffee provided
Bring secateurs/ snips and plastic bags( cuttings to take home)
a chair and appropriate clothing for the day.
Phone Lyndi if coming Ph 98034534.

Oct Sat/Sun 7th/8th   Macedon Garden Lovers Fair

Bolobek,  370 Mt Macedon Rd, Macedon  10am – 4pm

The gardens will be open to have the opportunity to walk through
Wonderful selection of plant and garden treasures
Salvia plants,books and seed will be for sale.
Bring your list, bring plants to be identified, to avoid disappointment.
email :

Oct 7th/8th Sat  Birchwood Open Garden near Benalla 10.00

Oct Sat 14th – Nov 8th Wed
Country Farm Perennials
Spring Open Days

Annual Spring Garden & Nursery Open Days
96 Laings Rd, Nayook  Ph 56284202  Merryle & David Johnston
A day not to be missed

Oct Sat/Sun 21st- 22nd Morning Star Estate

1 Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eliza   Mel:

5 Gorgeous gardens open around Mt Eliza over the weekend.

We will have a stall at Morning Star with a good variety of Salvias to offer, and Salvia books  will be for sale.
Bring plants/ flowers to be identified. Email your list, so you don’t miss out.
Check the Morning Star Estate website for more information.

Oct Sat/Sun21st -22nd Oct       Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens Rare Plant Fair 10 am – 4pm

The Diggers Club, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Friends of the Botanic Gardens will again be holding the
Botanic and Rare Plant Fair 10am -4pm
$10.00 admission for the General Public

A large range of  Spring  Salvias will be on sale along with Salvia books and Salvia seed

Please email your lists of Salvias that your wanting so they can be put aside for you, so you don’t miss out.

Oct Sun 29th  Ivanhoe Garden Club Festa

Bellfield Community Centre, Crn Oriel Rd & Bell St, Ivanhoe

Wonderful flower and plant display, a Community Veg garden and so much more. Displays, Demonstrations and Speakers during the day.
Salvia plants,books and seed will be for sale.
Bring your list, bring plants to be identified, to avoid disappointment.
email :

Nov Sat/Sun 4th/5th       Annual Rose Show

1pm Sat, 9am – 4pm Sun Mel: 70 E1
Millers Rd, Mt Waverley Community Centre, opposite the train station

Wonderful Rose  Display.
Demonstrations and Speakers during the day.
Salvia plants,books and seed will be for sale.
Bring your list, bring plants to be identified, to avoid disappointment.
email :

Nov Sun 19th   Annual Plants at Nobelius  12pm

Nobelius Heritage Park, Emerald
Crighton Rd, Emerald   Mel: 127 G4

under the Puffing Billy TrainLine

Our Huge end of year sale.
Hurry be early, grab those bargains, until stocks run out.
Salvia plants,books and seed will be for sale.
Bring your list, bring plants to be identified, to avoid disappointment.
email :

Dec Sun 3rd        Christmas Lunch      11am

65 Glynns Rd, North Warrandyte

Fiona Williams  ( our publicity officer’s) magnificent country garden
Bring a Christmas plate to share and a chair. Join in all the festivities of the season.

Phone  Fiona if coming . Ph 0417323785

(Branch of the Herb Society of Victoria Inc.)