We are a district group of APS Victoria, covering the Keilor Plains. Our aim is to study, promote, protect and propagate Australian indigenous flora, especially from local area, where many of the species are classified as threatened or vulnerable, because their habitats have been degraded/altered/lost. Some of our members also grow plants from other part of Australia in their gardens.
The Keilor Plains is on the eastern part of Victorian Volcanic Plains. Further information can be found here.
Indigenous flora meadows in corner of Park Street and Oak Street, Parkville.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Raleigh Road Activity Centre may not be available for our monthly meeting, then the meeting will be conducted using Zoom. We will update the website.
November Monthly Meeting
"The Gatehouse Project"
by Guest Speaker Katherine Horsfall (PhD Research student, University of Melbourne)
Date: November 5th, 2021, 7:30PM to 10PM
Katherine Horsfall is a PhD student and member of "Green Infrastructure Research Group", School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne.
Her current research is in the area of cost-effective, direct seeding of native meadows in urban areas.
In 2020, she worked with Melbourne City Council, to do large-scale direct-seeding native meadows in Royal Park, along Gatehouse Drive. 27 indigenous grasses and wildflowers were chosen for this experiment.
For further information, click this link.
Upcoming Guest Speakers at our monthly meeting in 2021:
Our second edition of the book 'Plants of Melbourne's Western Plains - A Gardener's Guide to the Original Flora'
Now available from local indigenous nurseries and bookshops!
For enquiries about large orders, please contact
For Smart Phone Users
Links to Facebook Apps:
APS Keilor Plains (@apskp):
Alpine Trip 2022
An Alpine Flora Trip to Mt Hotham is planned, from 4 to 8 January 2022, staying at Kalyna Lodge.
Weekend Trip in Spring 2021 The trip is cancelled due to the covid-19 situation. A week-end trip to Wilson's Promontory is planned in spring. A trip planned in October 2020 was cancelled because of the Covid-19 restriction.
At our Annual General Meeting on July 2nd, 2021, Nicole is elected as the group President, and Neil as the Deputy President.
EVENT CALENDAR from APS Victoria
For information on upcoming events (District Group Plant Sale, Seminar and other events),
this link will take you to Event Calendar in APS-Victoria Web site.