Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Community Projects

Community Projects

SENIORS VISITS TO MEMBERS' GARDENS

Bathurst Gardeners’ Club members have taken on a new goal.  The idea came from President Karen Granger who is eager to get members more involved in the community.  One way of doing this was to invite aged care residents to visit members’ gardens.  So far residents from Cheriton and the Seymour Centre have been involved.

Old Government Cottage

Our current community project is the restoration of the garden at Old Government Cottage in Stanley Street, Bathurst.   The project started in early 2013 with Bathurst Gardeners’ Club constructing and researching an historical 1850’s style kitchen garden and plants of that era.  Bathurst District Historical Society has provided the majority of the funds for the project.

The garden has several sections – picking garden, fruit trees, herb garden, vegetable garden and berries.

The garden was opened on the 29th of March 2015 and is a bi-centenary project.  The garden will also be included in the Bathurst Spring Spectacular gardens during the weekend of 31st October/1st November 2015.

The garden received an award at the recent Bathurst Bicentenary National Trust Heritage Awards for Outstanding Community Contribution to Local Heritage.

Official opening of the garden at Old Government Cottage on Sunday, 29th of March 2015.

Daffodil Cottage

Daffodil Cottage is an oncology/palliative care and treatment facility in the grounds of Bathurst Base Hospital. This facility, originally built by the Bathurst community, provides treatment, advice and referrals to cancer patients from the Central West of NSW. Members regularly maintain the garden around Daffodil Cottage and having been doing so for several years.

The garden at Bathurst Independent Living Skills was a former community project.  A beautiful and inviting space was created by members of Bathurst Gardeners’ Club and other community groups and students.

For the club’s involvement in community projects it has twice been awarded The Eleanor McLeod Award from Garden Clubs of Australia “For Outstanding Service by an Affiliated Club to the Community”.

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.