Fern Society of South Australia Inc

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The Fern Society



The Fern Society of South Australia Inc.

Established 1979


The objects of The Fern Society shall be to bring together people interested in the cultivation and propagation of ferns:  to collect, diffuse and distribute to members reliable information to enable the successful growing and exhibiting of these plants: to acquire the knowledge of habitats and the natural distribution of Australian ferns, with the aim of preservation.


President:   Wayne Richard

Fern Society by Email Information: saufern@chariot.net.au

Postal Address:
Fern Society of South Australia Inc.
GPO Box 711 Adelaide,  South Australia 5001

Or contact the Webmaster:

Ray R. Applebee at Email:


many thanks to Keith Rogers for the original design of the

Fern Society's Website

The Fern Society

Become a member; contact any of the above or fill out and send in the application form.
Come and join us at one of our meetings.
Visitors are also very welcome.


We meet on the fourth Friday of each month (except December) at the Adelaide High School Auditorium, West Terrace, cnr Hilton Road, Adelaide unless otherwise stipulated.

Due to the High School needs, the Physics Lecture Room (100metres to the left around the corner) may need to be used occasionally.

  • Fern sales begin approx. 30 minutes before the meetings (when available) except November (Christmas dinner).

  • The Trading Table is held bi-monthly, starting approx. 30 minutes before the meetings.

  • Before the meeting, there are various raffles available.

  • Fern Spore may be ordered from the Spore Bank Officer, see the List.

  • The free to members library, books are available upon request to the Librarian.

  • Meetings all start at 7.30pm, however, during Daylight Saving Time, the meetings may start at 8.00pm.

  • These can include a guest speaker or a fern workshop.




  • The Display Table of members ferns are for all to see.  They are generally based on the nominated species of the night.  These are discussed during the meeting with interesting and informative commentary.

  • A mid meeting break, with a complimentary tea, coffee and nibbles are available.

  • Other activities include, Bus Trips, Garden Visits, Social Outings.

  • The Fern Society of South Australia Inc Newsletter, now in FULL colour, is issued eleven times per year.  They are normally dispatched one week prior to the meeting.  The Newsletter is not printed in December.


Visitors are more than welcome to attend the meetings where a Host or Hostess will meet

you at the entrance and a member can stay with you to help understand our meetings.