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

 

The October 7 meeting will be held at 2pm at Spencer and Beryl’s garden at 9 Wilde Close, Llanarth. Stalwarts of the garden club, Spencer and Beryl have a lovely town garden featuring a variety of plantings including clematis, iris, succulents, salvia, penstemon and geraniums. Parking is limited as the garden is at the top of a steep cul-de-sac so drop-off only at the driveway and then park in Stinson Street or Endurance Court. Car sharing would be preferable.

Our November 4 meeting will be held at 2pm at Lesley and Keith’s property, “Greenbrook”, a rural property situated approximately 15 minutes north of Bathurst at 1237 Limekilns Road. The front of the property has a stunning view across the valley to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Keith and Lesley began developing the house paddock four years ago, planting native and deciduous trees, interspersed with shrubs and underplanted with bulbs, their aim being to create a windproof and tranquil area surrounding their house.

 

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.