Our group, The North-West Tasmanian Lilium Society Inc. was formed in 1981 to foster interest in growing and appreciating Liliums. From that time we have assisted many members, and non-members, to grow, breed and enjoy these amazing bulbs.

Our mild climate, reliable rainfall and good soils allow us to grow most Liliums with relative ease.

Liliums are not endemic to the Southern Hemisphere. Hence, we have encouraged growing Liliums from seed and have imported seed on an annual basis for distribution to members. This has helped to establish a diverse gene pool right here in Tasmania. We have also fostered the breeding of new hybrids. Introductions by Tasmanian breeders have exceeded the rest of Australia for many years now.

Lilium nepalense

Our group stages two Lilium shows, one at Burnie in early January, & the other at Latrobe 2 weeks later. These events showcase all types of Liliums and are well-supported locally. Creative Floral Art is also a major feature of our shows.

Monthly meetings are held, except for January when we have our shows. These bring members together to discuss Lilium related topics, compare blooms, and generally enjoy the fellowship of other growers.