Calendar 2023

Calendar of Events

                                     WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR 2024

 We’re back and ready to begin a brand new year with more gardens to visit  and more  Garden Fairs  to enjoy.

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

identifying those plants.

The 1st Thursday of each month, we will be conducting a Working B at our Salvia Display Garden, 10.00am- 3pm

This has been changed from Wednesdays to Thursdays.

Come along and enjoy a couple of hours  with other Salvia enthusiasts.
Bring a pair of secateurs, a large plastic bag for all those cuttings to take home, a tarp for rubbish, a chair and a plate to share. 
Tea/ coffee provided

This is your chance to see how all the different Salvias grow. A chance to brush up on your identification skills and help maintain the garden.
Without your help, there wouldn’t be any garden for you to wander through and enjoy.

Where: Nobelius Heritage Park, Emerald. Crighton Rd.Before the train line. Beneath the Packing Shed along the Puffing Billy Train Line
Thankyou for  continuing to support  the group.


 Welcome to another  fantastic year for growing Salvias.

As always we have the major Gardening Events, lovely private gardens and other interesting places to visit.
So please come and join us  on our journey throughout 2024.

Send me your  Salvias and plants to identify, place your orders early and enjoy the colour and the wonder of Salvias within your garden.

We begin the year with  a visit to  a beautiful large garden in the Dandenongs .

Sun 25th Feb –  Chelsea Australian Garden
Dandenong ranges Botanic Garden 10.30am

Georgian Rd, Olinda

Chelsea Australian Garden
Chelsea Australian Garden
Chelsea Australian Gardens plaque
Chelsea Australian Gardens plaque

Come on a visit to these spectacular gardens.  See what Phillip Johnson was able to recreate here in the Dandenong Ranges as being part of his display at Chelsea gardens in 2013.

Being part of the Rhododendron Gardens, this is only a small pocket of Australiana  set with a backdrop of tall conifers and Eucalypt. A beautiful place to wander, to explore with so many fine Rhododendron specimens to be seen.

Meet at the Visitor’s Centre at 10.30am. Bookings essential. 

Lunch will be at the Olinda Cafe ( Olinda Monbulk Rd) main Road in Olinda approx 12.30pm

Ph Lyndi  Ph 98034534 if coming Ph 0412867994 on the day


Sat/ Sun 9/10th MarchFerny Creek
                          Plant Collectors Fair 10am -4pm

                                           100 Hilton Rd, Sassafras

Ferny Creek

Come and see our new year’s collection with the  Autumn Salvias just beginning to come into flower.

Ferny Creek 2024

Now is the time to buy the  Winter flowering Salvias. Plant them now so they begin flowering  brightly on those cold wintery days.
Plenty of colour  and versatility from the greggii/ microphylla types.

Ferny Creek
our friendly helpers

Ask our members to help you select the right salvias for your garden.

Salvia Manual and cards available
Place orders early, pick up on the day, so don’t miss out
Bring flowers and leaves for identification.

Phone Lyndi: Ph 98034534.

Sun 24th March -Judy Percy’s Garden 11am

                                           25 Murray Rd, Croydon

Judy's garden

Judy Percy's garden

Visit a beautiful garden in the middle of Croydon. A garden that is always changing, always something new to be seen, always evolving.
Lovely garden

Phone Judy if coming.Ph 0408570423

Tea/ coffee provided. Bring a plate to share and a chair


Sat 13th April – Jindivick Garden Festival

                        Palmers Rd, Broughton Hall, Jindivick

Jindivick Festival is back !!, this time in the beautiful grounds of Broughton Hall.

Jindivick Festival

Broughton Hall Gardens
Broughton Hall Gardens

Come to buy your Autumn and Winter Salvias, but wander through the gorgeous revamped  gardens with their magnificent views of the local river.

Broughton Hill Gardens 1

A great selection of Salvias for sale, gorgeous Autumn colours just coming into flower

Salvia Manual and cards for sale.
Place orders early so you miss out. Bring your lists and flowers to be identified.
Come and say hello
Phone Lyndi: Ph 98034534. Em:

Sat/Sun 20/21st AprilYarra Valley Autumn Fair                                            & Garden Expo. 10am- 5pm

                                                                  125 Quayle Rd, Wandin

Yarra Valley Autumn Fair


 Great lot colours available in pinks, reds, yellows, blues and purples for sun, shade, frost hardy positions, tall and small, we’ve got them all.

Winter Salvias are just coming into flower, with those stunning, in your face flowers, so grab some quickly before they all walk out.

Yarra Valley Autumn Fair

Salvia Manual and cards for sale.
Place orders early so you miss out. Bring your lists and flowers to be identified.
Come and say hello
Phone Lyndi: Ph 98034534. Em:

Sun 19th May – Melton Botanic Gardens  11am

Visit a magnificent  Dryland Botanic Gardens with specialised  Worldwide Collections.

Melton Bot Garden 2024
Melton Bot Garden 2024
  • A very extensive Salvia collection in the Sth African Garden
  • The  Dryland Eucalyptus Arboretum is a must with loads of different small Eucalypts  showcased that can be grown in small gardens.
  • An extensive Mediterranean Garden  with a good collection of Salvias
  • A good Californian and Central & South American garden with all sorts of interesting plants that can be grown here in Melbourne.
Melton Bot Gardens swan 2024
Melton Bot Gardens swan 2024

When you’re finished wandering around all the magnificent collection of plants, there is the Nursery to plunder! It is a nursery full of plants from each collection available to purchase. Bring boxes or bags for all those plants to take home.

Melton Bot Gardens Tree 2024
Melton Bot Gardens Tree 2024

Meet at the Public Carpark  40 Lakewood Boulevard.  11am.

Tea/ coffee provided. Bring a plate to share, rug or chair

Phone Lyndi if coming Ph 98034534   MB 0417301048

Sat 15th June – Gardeners Day Out

Gardeners Day Out


Salvias will be ready and available for those early buyers.
Come and see our Mid Winter Collection. Collect those early Salvias ready for Spring. Lots of colour and variety.

Salvia Manuals and cards will be available.
Bring plants and flowers to be identified.
Place orders early, to be collected on the day. Don’t miss out.

Any queries, contact Lyndi Ph 98034534