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 Winter meetings will be held in the Walshaw Hall, Church St (next to All Saints cathedral). There will be a guest speaker at each meeting.
Meetings will commence at 2pm. Please a plate of food to share for afternoon tea, there is no need to bring a chair. For enquires regarding the meeting contact Elizabeth Gilchrist on 0416 115 796

Our first winter meeting will be held on Sunday June 3 at 2pm. Lew Bezzina, Manager of Horticulture and Garden Maintenance at Mayfield Garden, Oberon, will be talking about the upcoming events at Mayfield Garden which include the Winter Festival which takes place from July 7-22. The Spring Festival which shows the private garden as well as the water garden, will be open from October 18-28. Another attraction will be the National Cool Climate Food and Wine Festival on Saturday October 13, 2018.

Our July meeting  will be held on Sunday July 1. Our guest speaker is Charles Boag who combined his love of the country and journalism by moving to Wattle Flat seven years ago and becoming an author/gardener. Having turned the trials and tribulations of no town water, and harsh weather conditions into a wonderful garden, he found a wife, has written many books and will share his stories with us.