Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

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 first meeting for 2018 will be on February 4 at the garden of Mike and Cheryl Burrey, 44 Morrow Place, Robin Hill. The owners have lived here for 16 years and their garden is influenced by the well-known landscape designer Edna Walling, who was renowned for her use of stones and trees, which became the heart and soul of her landscapes.  Our gardeners will spot the underground water tank, although it is camouflaged by a lovely garden. Turn right off Blayney Road into McDiarmid Street, left into Wigmore Drive and right into Morrow Place. Easy access to parking at rear for people who would find it hard to manage the pathway. Plenty of parking out-front.

 

The March 4 meeting will be held at the garden of Shirley Faulds and John Reid, at 55 Wigmore Drive, Robin Hill. Shirley and John have lived here for five years. The garden is on a 3-acre sloping block which created plenty of challenges. Retaining walls were built to enable a lawn area and space for a shed to be erected. Plantings of native shrubs are used for screening as well as for attracting birds and bees. Surrounded by neighbouring trees, the property has nice views over Bathurst. Turn right off Blayney Road into McDiarmid Street, then left into Wigmore Drive. There is plenty of parking on the verge near the cul-de-sac. Drop-off if required near the garage.

 

Both meetings will commence at 2pm. Please bring a chair and a plate of food to share for afternoon tea. For enquires regarding meetings contact Elizabeth Gilchrist on 0416 115 796