Events

Upcoming events

    • Wed, July 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Pettys Orchard

    General maintenance. Also cutting scion and sorting trees in the nursery. Cutting hawthorn pencils for propagation..

    We always discuss plans for the orchard - what and when to plant, and how we can improve protection and condition of our trees - & we encourage new input.

    Wednesday working bees are normally the first and third Wednesdays. Please register so you receive an email the Monday before - occasionally we cancel if there is little to do or the weather is lousy. Cancelled on days of total fire-ban in the Central District.

    This is a free event. You do not need to book and no experience is necessary, but we do ask that you email fsurr@tpg.com.au to let us know you are coming.

    Coffee, tea and refreshments are provided.

    Wear sturdy boots and clothing, as well as a hat and sunscreen as we are often examining trees.


    Address: Cnr Homestead & Monckton Rds, Templestowe, 3106 Victoria, Australia.

    • Sun, July 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Pettys Orchard

    The last of the apples are gone. All the nets need to come off so we can prune. Probably we will start cutting scion for the winter grafting season. Possibly grass cutting by mower and whipper-snipper. More watering, weeding, other maintenance tasks. Discussion and planning over coffee.

     Work with our experienced volunteers and learn some new skills.



    This is a free event. You do not need to book and no experience is necessary. Contact heritagefruitssociety@gmail.com for further information.

    Coffee, tea and refreshments are provided.

    Wear sturdy boots and clothing, as well as a hat and sunscreen. If you wish, you can bring a pair of gardening gloves and your own secateurs, preferably with your name clearly written on them.


    Address: cnr Homestead and Monckton Rds, Templestowe, 3106 Victoria, Australia.

    • Sun, August 04, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Petty's Orchard, Templestowe
    The Heritage Fruits Society's annual Grafting and Tree Sales Day at Petty's Orchard. Come along and -

    * Learn techniques for grafting or budding fruit trees
    * Have new trees grafted by HFS members
    * Buy heritage fruit tree scion wood for home grafting
    * Buy one-year-old grafted trees.

    * Discuss your fruit tree needs.


    Our current focus is on apple varieties, but we expect to have a few stonefruit trees for sale.. We work closely with Werribee Park Heritage Orchard, who have a grafting day on Sunday 29th July. We will be there as well.  Enquiries heritagefruitssociety@gmail.com


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