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Welcome

Welcome to the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria’s web site, linking people and their love of plants. There are many forms of expression in gardening and floral arranging; we welcome them all and invite you to use this web site to find your interest and to gain advice.

Clubs and Societies


The Royal has over 550 affiliated clubs, societies and groups throughout Australia. We are sure there is one for you!

Please visit the Clubs & Societies webpage for more information.

 

Latest News 

  • CANCELLATION - 2020 GARDENER'S DAY OUT. The June 2020 Gardener's Day Out has been CANCELLED due to the impact of the Covid- 9 outbreak. This is particularly disappointing to us all as it follows the cancellation of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show that incorporates the Royal's Great Victorian Hanging Basket Competition. The great amount of effort and interest in these events are minimised by the affects of the virus but many are disappointed. Something we all share. We particularly thank the many people that contribute to the Gardener's Day Out, especially our featured presenters Vasili Kanidiadis, Craig Castree and Heidi Martin. We will look forward to seeing you next years' Gardener's Day Out, if not earlier. If you have made an early reservation for this years' event refunds will be arranged shortly. Contact the Secretary at plantzia@bigpond.com or on 03 5367 6363 if you have any queries. More importantly look after yourselves and keep in touch. The Royal is now on Facebook at fb.me/royalhortsocvic. You are only a "click" away. We want to hear from you, know what is happening and how you are. Gardening is good and we expect some very good baskets at next year's competition. Look out for Jerome, he is getting over his sulks.

 

  •  The RHSV is now on FACEBOOK. You can find us at fb.me/royalhortsocvic. Become a friend and follow us. See the special news on the Great Victorian Hanging Basket Competition and the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.  More being added regularly. We also want to hear from you. Tell your friends. The more the merrier. You are not alone.

 

  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2020 - Cancellation Due to the impacts of the Corona -19 Virus pandemic the 2020 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show has been cancelled for this year.The RHSV was to participate at this event with a combined display of RHSV groups inside the Exhibition Building and a display of the Great Victorian Hanging Basket Competition entries outside with over 500 hanging basket  to be exhibited. Neither of these two events can now happen. We are extremely disappointed this has happened but it is proper that the show be cancelled to protect the visiting public and show participants including exhibitors, workers and the many volunteers. The safety of our volunteers and exhibitors is critical for the RHSV over any other consideration.We greatly appreciate the show organisers (IMG) and the show Promoters (ie NGIV & FV) for all they have done to enable us to participate in the show. We sympathise with them for the extremely hard decision made.A small bright spot is that from the ashes will grow next year's Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. We can then properly celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Show.The Great Victorian Hanging Basket Competition was to culminate at the flower show.This is now not possible but as gardeners we are always positive and looking for ways around problems. If not nobody would grow tomatoes!!!The RHSV will establish a digital finale for the competition where entrants can present images of their basket entries and these will be reviewed and the best awarded appropriate prizes. Hopefully at the June Gardener's Day Out. Details of the digital competition will be announced shortly, however we would like all basket entrants to continue to maintain their baskets and to take at least two good pictures (2mb or greater) being careful to not have any other plant material interfering with the picture The RHSV especially thanks all persons and supporters that have helped get us with the hanging basket competition. Especially the entrants, sponsors, supporting nurseries, the NGIV, IMG, Spot On Pots, SteelScape, inumerable RHSV members and associates The list goes on and on.Jerome the Gnome is very unhappy and is sulking but will be back bigger than ever.See you next year.

What's On

What's On is the official listing of events submitted to the RHSV by members and affiliate groups. By attending these events you are supporting other members of the RHSV and amateur gardening in Australia in general. See the What's On listing for more information.

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Garden Rambles


The Garden Rambles listing provides the the garden tourist with new paths to follow when looking for gardens to visit throughout Australia. Each garden is a surprise package of horticultural delight. Be adventurous and enjoy. See the Garden Rambles listing for more information.


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Gardeners' Gazette

The Gardeners' Gazette is the official publication of the RHSV. It contains upcoming events and shows, RHSV activities and news, horticultural articles and affiliate news. All financial members receive four magazines annually. For more details visit the Gardeners' Gazette.


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