About

About

Bathurst Gardeners’ Club Inc. was formed in 1990.  It is open to all people who are interested in gardens and gardening- you don’t have to be an expert or have a championship garden to be a member.   We are affiliated with the Garden Clubs of Australia Inc.

For many years the club has been involved in community projects.  In 2010 and 2012 the club was awarded The Eleanor McLeod Award from Garden Clubs of Australia “For Outstanding Service by an Affiliated Club to the Community”.

Meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month, generally commencing at 2pm.  From September to May the meetings are held in outdoor venues – mostly in gardens – and we make them as varied and interesting as possible.  For out of town meetings members are encouraged to car pool.  During the winter months, the meetings move indoors, generally with a guest speaker.

At the end of the meetings, we enjoy a cuppa provided by the Club, with members being asked to bring a plate to share. During this time we swap plant cuttings, check out the seed bank, swap gardening ideas, endeavour to solve gardening problems and run a raffle to supplement Club funds.  Members are asked to wear name badges at meetings.  Gardeners’ Club name badges are available from 58 George.

The Club aims to have one overnight trip a year and at least one day trip to areas of interest to gardeners. An informative newsletter is sent to members every second month.

The Annual General Meeting is held in December to elect our committee members. Our annual fees are due at the December meeting. The fee is $15 per person. There is also an initial joining fee of $5per person. Thus for new members, the first year’s fees are $20 per person.

Discounts on plants and garden supplies are available to members from several local nurseries/garden equipment suppliers (conditions apply).

Unfortunately, children under 16 years of age are unable to attend meetings or participate in Club outings, as they cannot be covered by our public risk insurance policies.

A full list of 2017 Club Officers can be found in the attachment below.

 

Club Officers 2017

 

Our August 5 meeting will be held in the Walshaw Hall, Church Street, Bathurst at 2pm. Our guest speak is Sarah a Florist/Horticulturist who owns her own business, Sarah Cox Designs. Her passion developed at the age of 15 when she started to grow flowers and veggies. Sarah went on to obtain a degree in Horticulture and has owned two nurseries and helped co-ordinate and set up floristry in the Central West. Sarah also teaches both floristry and horticulture at TAFE.

Sarah will be demonstrating an arrangement of beautiful flowers.

The September 2 meeting will be our first garden outing for spring. The meeting will be held at 2pm at the garden of Jennifer and Tim at 2 Robindale Court, Robin Hill. Situated on the foothills of Mt Panorama this one-acre garden has evolved over the last nine years. There are extensive terraced areas on the southern steep side, sweeping sloping lawns, hedges, and changing garden levels. All the gardens are heavily planted with a collection of natives, European trees and shrubs, which are under planted with bulbs, annuals and perennials to ensure all year colour.From Bathurst, travel along the Blayney Road and turn left into Boundary Road. Then right into Robindale Court. No 2 is the first house on the right. Parking will be along the street.

 

For further details about the meetings, please contact Elizabeth on 0416 115 796.  Please bring a cup a chair and a plate of food to share for afternoon tea.