The Friends’ Growing Group works at a small nursery adjoining the main nursery at Mt. Lofty Botanic Garden.
Plant Sales are held monthly from March - November at Mt Lofty Botanic Garden (unless otherwise notified).
The next Plant Sale will be Sunday 26 November 2023 from 10.30am - 2.30pm.
In the Chris Steele Scott Pavilion in the Mt Lofty Botanic Garden, just south of the Lower Car Park off Lampert Road, Piccadilly.
Our facilities comprise a small shed, a glasshouse, shadehouse and plant benches.
Most propagating material is collected from the three Botanic Gardens – Adelaide, Mt.Lofty & Wittunga.
Some of us enjoy the propagating process, others potting on, weeding or helping in the main nursery and learning new skills, as well as meeting the buyers at our sales. Plant Sales are currently held at Mt. Lofty every fourth Sunday from March to November.
Our main aim is to propagate mostly species which are not commonly stocked in commercial nurseries and make them available to the public, as well as raising funds for the Friends which can be used for the benefit of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia & State Herbarium.
We find this an interesting and rewarding activity and enjoy the company of other Friends from diverse backgrounds.