Talking about gardening in Poowong – South Gippsland Sentinel-Times

THIS year the Gippsland Region Annual Conference of Horticultural Societies and Garden Clubs will be hosted by the Poowong Garden Club on 21st May.

Postponed for two years due to the COVID pandemic and closures, Poowong Garden Club members have planned a busy day that will be of great interest to all horticulturists and garden lovers.

The Gippsland area includes clubs from Warragul, Lang Lang, San Remo, Korumburra, Loch, Leongatha, Inverloch, Welshpool and Poowong. This conference is an annual event and each of the clubs in the region organizes the event in turn.

This conference is open, not only to club members, but all members of the public are also welcome.

On Saturday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m., the Poowong Public Hall will open with morning tea upon arrival, followed by guest speaker Warren Worboys.

Warren is the Chief Curator of the Botanic Gardens and will speak and give a presentation on the evolution of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne.

It’s bring your own lunch, followed by our afternoon guest speaker, Paul Robinson, local resident and member of the Poowong Garden Club. Paul, professional photographer, judge and educator will give a lecture on the art of flora photography.

There will be plenty of time for social chatter, morning and afternoon tea and an abundant stocked plant stand. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Inquiries from Christina Robinson at or call 0438 041 012.

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