Nepenthes pilosa

The Society
The Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society Inc. (VCPS)  is a society run by a group of dedicated carnivorous plant enthusiasts.It was formed in January 1984 and has published a journal ever since.
The journal has four issues per year and contains articles written by VCPS members (mostly), or are reprinted from the journals of other similar societies.

Most meetings are held at the Pilgrim Uniting Church on the corner of Bayview Road and Montague Street, Yarraville - Melway map reference 41 K7. These meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 8 PM. However some meetings may be at the home of members during a weekend. Details of meeting dates are listed in the society Journal.

Annual Show
Late November or early December each year the society holds it's Annual Carnivorous Plant Show. For the last few years it has been held at a local nursery which specializes in exotic and carnivorous plants. Currently the show is held at Collectors Corner (part of Paradisia Nurseries) and previously was held at Dingley Home and Garden (now called Triffid Park).  The support of these two nurseries has helped the show grow to become the largest carnivorous plant show in Australia and is a mecca for any serious enthusiast. As well as seeing the plants, the show is a great place to meet other carnivorous plant growers.

Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society & Bromeliad Society of Victoria joint annual show 2007 is to be held on the 1st & 2nd or 8th & 9th December at Collectors Corner Nursery, Springvale Road, Keysborough.  Please check in April 2007 for a confirmed date.

Individual membership of the society costs AU$ 20.00 per year within Australia or overseas
(US$ 14.40 at the current exchange rate of 1AU$ = 0.78US$). Payments from overseas must be in Australian Dollar. Please send applications to the society's address below.

Contact Details

VCPS web site:

Secretary   - Gordon Ohlenrott     03-9878-6596
President   -  Stephen Fretwell       03-8786 8409

Email:      GordonOhlenrott

The Secretary VCPS
P.O. Box 201
South Yarra 3141

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