It is with regret that, due to Covid-19, the National Executive has decided that we need to cancel the 15th National Conference and Gardens Tour “Beyond the Garden Fence” in Gippsland, Victoria in early November 2020.  

We are hopeful that we will be able to reschedule the planned Conference and Gardens Tour to November 2021. 

All Conference and Gardens Tour payments by members will be refunded in full. Our treasurer will be contacting all those who have registered regarding their refunds.



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