Two great events coming up at the library

Castlemaine Library is hosting two events which are sure to be of interest to gardeners. Click on the images below for larger images and all the details.

Author Simon Rickard is talking about Heirloom vegetables on Tuesday 9 September at 6 pm.

Landcare are running a drop-in session helping you identifying plants from weeds to natives on Saturday 6 September from 10 am to 2 pm. (More details below images)


More details on the Landcare event:

Weed or Native? Landcare in the Library – Plant Identification Session

Do you have a head-scratching plant at your place? Unsure if that mystery plant is a weed or a native? Wondering whether to pull it out, or leave it be?

If that scenario sounds familiar to you, then ‘Landcare in The Library’ can help! Drop in to our ‘Weed or Native?’ plant identification session on Saturday 6th September from 10am – 2pm at Castlemaine Library, and your mystery may be solved.

Experienced local botanists will be on hand during the session to help identify your friendly native or noxious weed. Just bring along some sample leaves, flowers or fruits from the plant you want identified – even a photograph would do. Don’t pull the whole plant out though – it could be one you’d like to keep! If it’s an orchid you’d like identified, just take some photos – they’re too vulnerable to be damaged.

While you’re at the Library, you can have a look at the range of great plant identification books available to borrow. There will also be free local flora guides, weed guides and other resources to take away, supplied by your local Landcare group to celebrate Landcare Week.

For further enquiries regarding this free drop-in session, contact the Library on 5472 1458 or


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