FIRST MONTHLY EVENT IS FREE* – just say at the door that you saw the introductory  offer on the website. *Please note the introductory offer does not apply to special or major events, such as seminars or conferences.

Normally cost for non-members is $5 entry to monthly events or free entry for HSOV members to all meetings.

12 months with the Herb Society of Victoria is $26 for single and $34 for family membership.
It includes 6 issues of ‘The Herb Age’ via email, and other benefits, like discounted nursery grown herbs,  discounts to HSOV outings and special events, and free entry to monthly events.  HSOV membership will also offer significant savings on the Australian and New Zealand Herb Conference scheduled for October 2022.

2022 Herb Conference - October 8th & 9th

The Herb Society of Victoria are hosting the 17th Australian Herb Society Conference

Where: Burnley (Horticultural) Campus of Melbourne University and Burnley Gardens.

When: Main conference will be held over the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October (9am to 5pm).

Ticket price includes:

8 wonderful presentations on a wide range of herb topics.

herbal workshop and garden tours

lunch, morning tea and refreshments

Plus market stalls with plants, books and herb products and a fabulous raffle.

Join this fantastic event to connect and share a passion for herbs with the experienced and budding herbologists!

17th Australian and New Zealand Herb Conference 8/9 October 2022

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17th Australian and New Zealand Herb Conference – Melbourne October 2022 The Herb Society of Victoria is looking forward to the upcoming 17th Australian and New Zealand Herb Conference to be…

July 2022 Anne Makhijani with Gardens for Wildlife

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Guest Speaker: Anne Makhijani from ‘Gardens for Wildlife Victoria’ Topic: Gardens for Wildlife Thursday 7th July 2022 Anne has a strong commitment to nature conservation and biodiversity,  volunteering ‘Gardens for…

August 2020 GoGo Gardening with Neutrog

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Guest Speaker:  Helen Lovel Topic: GoGo Gardening with Neutrog Helen is a wonderfully engaging speaker, and ‘walks the talk’ developing their cattle farm in central Victoria with these products.  Our…

June 2022 Japanese Herbs and Spices and HSOV birthday

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Guest Speaker:  Lesley Northey     Topic:  Japanese Herbs and Spices Most of us will be familiar with pungent Wasabi, but there is a plethora of herbs and spices used in Japanese…

May 2022 Wildlife Habitat in Home Gardens

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Guest Speaker: Anne Makhijani  From: Gardens for Wildlife Victoria Topic: Wildlife Habitat in Home Gardens Anne Makhijani is strongly committed to conservation, biodiversity and volunteering in Whitehorse area community projects…

April Tues 12th Eat Your Weeds Walk from Merri Creek Labyrinth

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WEED WALK with Naturopath Jan Illingworth. 11am Tuesday 12 April 2022, Merri Ck labyrinth, Clifton Hill. All things weedy starting with morning tea, walk and mugwort harvest, lunch and tea…

April 2022: Eat Your Weeds

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Guest Speaker: Jan Illingworth Topic: Eat your Weeds While food prices in the stores are rocketing up, weeds is free! Get to know some edible weeds and their beneficial properties.…

March 2022 HSOV AGM and Tribute to our longest serving committee member

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Please wear something Purple or Magenta The Annual General Meeting to discuss tabled reports and elect the committee Followed by a tribute to the longest serving committee member -Jill Bryant.…

Special Event – Longacres Garden Visit (Members Only) Sunday 27th March 2022

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We are delighted to confirm our planned guided tour of Longacres gardens will proceed on Sunday 27th March! The tour will be led by Craig Wilson of Gentiana Nursery, who…

February 2022 Thurs, 3rd – BYO Picnic and Garden Tour with Andrew Smith

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KICK OFF 2022 PICNIC   Burnley Gardens Tour with Andrew Smith at 6.00 pm   Meet at the Sugar Gum Tree Table near the herb garden in the Burnley Gardens,…

December 2021 BYO Picnic, AGM and Herb Trivia

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BYO Picnic: Starting at 6.00pm AGM: Starting at 6.30pm BONUS Herbie Trivia: Following AGM Where to Meet: Lawn near the Main Building Hall (in the Student Amenity Building if wet…

November 2021 The Eden project (on Zoom)

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THE EDEN PROJECT Cornwall is home to the Eden Project, where a vast mined wasteland has been transformed into a series of Biomes and outdoor gardens. The giant igloo like…

October 2021 (on Zoom) Fantastic Fungi

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Zoom Meeting Video Feature:      Fantastic Fungi Fantastic Fungi (2019) is a beautiful and inspiring time-lapse documentary voyage through the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi.  Above ground we see…

September 2021 RBG: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Lesley Poore

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Guest Speaker:      Lynsey Poore Topic:                    RBG: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Meeting on Zoom due to COVID restrictions As many will know, Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens turns 175 this year. …

August 2021 (on Zoom) Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens in Cape Town

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Featuring: Video Presentation from June Valentine Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens in Cape Town “Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens…

July 2021 Zoom

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Overview of the July Zoom meeting: Welcome 🖐 News Mini Talks and Show and Tell 🌼 Please take this opportunity to share interesting herb or garden matters that have tweaked…

May 2021 Plants of the First Fleet

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Guest Speaker Jill Bryant will be present Plants of the First Fleet. The first fleet to our Great Southern Land brought more than sailors and convicts. They also brought supplies…

April 2021 Rare and unusual Cottage Garden Plants

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Guest Speaker Craig Wilson from Gentiana Nursery in Olinda is a dedicated nurseryman and regular presenter on 3CR’s gardening program, with over 30 years’ experience, he is both extremely knowledgeable…

March 2021 AGM & Herb Presentation

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The delayed 2020 AGM will be held, followed by… Guest Speaker:         June Valentine Topic:                       Herbs  June Valentine will add some fun to the night with…

February 2021 Back to Burnley Picnic

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Thursday, 4th February 2020 New Year Back to Burnley PICNIC MEETING  From 6.00 pm BYO Picnic for yourself.  Please no share plates At the Sugar Gum Tree Table near the herb…

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