Benefits of Membership
A warm welcome is extended to all new society members.
We have much to enjoy, compare and share throughout the state.
Beyond Tasmania many friendships and contacts are made between
society members and regions throughout Australia.
The Northern Group has a large membership of vibrant people covering
all ages, from young people wishing to learn about our native
flora to people with a wealth of experience who have had a lifetime
interest in native flora who are only happy to discuss and pass
on their knowledge.
Amongst our members are well known horticulturists Sally and Herbert
Staubman who have developed a magnificent native plant nursery
beneath Dry’s Bluff at Liffey – a visit to Habitat Plants http://www.habitatplants.com.au/
is a wonderful experience.
Another member and amateur botanist Roy Skabo received huge publicity
last year when he discovered Hibbertia Rufus, http://www.apstas.com/Rediscovering_Hibbertia_rufa.html
not seen for 120 years in bush behind Binalong Bay.
Another two of our founding members, national treasures and respected
as two of the foremost experts on the Acacia family in Australia
are John and Marion Simmons http://www.worldwidewattle.com/infogallery/symbolic/honours/simmons.php such
is their recognition that they have had an Acacia named after
them Acacia simmonsiana http://www.worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/species-intro.php?id=23937
Another national recognition of their contribution to the Australian
Acacia family was being awarded the Order of Australia in the
2004 Honours List
Marion has also written four books:
Acacias of Australia Volumes 1 ( 1981) & 2 (1988)
Growing Acacias 1987 and Wattles of Tasmania 2009
Any prospective member has the opportunity to talk to experts
such as those mentioned plus many more. We also have some excellent
guest speakers who over the years have delivered some outstanding
talks that have benefited members greatly.
For new members subscriptions remain valid for twelve months
from date of payment.
membership application form:
An introductory plant voucher is provided for each new
member and plants can be claimed from either the monthly
meeting plant table or group nursery.
Members receive each year:
Four issues of the national journal Australian Plants published
by APS (New South Wales Ltd) where paid for in subscription.
Four issues of the Tasmanian newsletter Eucryphia.
Meetings, excursions, garden visits.
Free exchange of information.
[ Access to the Northern Group’s extensive library].
Access to society publications and plant related books at discount
Access to members’ Australian native gardens for inspection and
Propagation sessions for exchange of methods and ideas.
Discounted plant sales.