Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

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August/September 2017 Newsletter


Our meeting on the 2nd of July was held at the Walshaw Hall.  David Rogers was the guest speaker.  David is the Head Green Keeper at Bathurst Golf Club.   David gave a general outline of the care, maintenance and challenges of delivering a magnificent golf course.


Our first Winter meeting was held at Walshaw Hall.  Guest speakers for the meeting were Matt Gildon from Country Brewer and Dr James Wickham .  Matt Gildon spoke about all the different kits he sells.   These ranged from cheese making to preserving the fruit we grow.  Dr James Wickham , a lecturer in Human Anatomy and Physiology at CSU.   He spoke about their Coaching for Healthy Aging Trial.

June/July 2017 Newsletter


It was beautiful weather for our day trip to Orange gardens.   We saw five amazing gardens ranging from small town house gardens to one of six acres.   Thank you very much to the owners for allowing us to visit. ( Rose & Bart Westgeest, Sally Larance, Dulcie & Alan Griffith, Bob & Liz Smith and Di & Russell Turner).  They were stunning!   Thanks you also to Michael and the staff at “Patmos Garden Cafe”  for the delicious lunch and Bill Berry for getting us to and from Orange.

April/May 2017 Newsletter

February/March 2017 Newsletter


peter and karenAt the recent Garden Clubs of Australia AGM, two of our members received awards.  Our President Karen Granger received the Gwenda Hansford Award for outstanding service by a member of an affiliated club to the environment.  Past President Peter Varman received the Doris Killian Award for outstanding service by an individual to the community.  Congratulations to Karen and Peter!

Our April 1 meeting will be held at 12 Diamond Close, Kelso. The garden owners, Tom and Elizabeth, moved in five years ago with little more than the tall trees and cement edging. The garden started out quite formal, however due to various plant failures, it has taken on a feature of its own. It is a quarter acre block in which it is a delight to entertain family and friends. The main focus in the garden is the gazebo which can sit 16 people comfortably and the view each evening towards Mt Panorama is quite magnificent. Take Sydney Road to Harvey Norman, Kelso.

Turn left into Ashworth Drive, 200 metres along take first left into Diamond Close, number 12 is on the right.

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



The May 6 meeting will be held at the garden Sol Y Vista (“Sun and View”) owned by Sandra and Greg at 42 Wigmore Drive, Robin Hill. Sandy and Greg have been the custodians of this garden for approximately seven years. The original builders of the garden had a love of low maintenance, fragrances and herbs. This suited Sandy and Greg because neither of them considers themselves a gardener and most of the work they have done they’d call “clipping and snipping”.  They have tidied up their two acres, constructed a front fence, established several fruit trees, a couple of veggie beds and planted natives where possible, to encourage the birds and stay.

Turn right off Blayney Road into McDiarmid Street, then left into Wigmore Drive. There is plenty of parking within the property on grass around the pile of boulders (a future sculptural installation).
Meetings will commence at 2pm. Please bring a chair and a plate of food to share for afternoon tea. For enquires regarding the meeting contact Elizabeth Gilchrist on 0416 115 796