Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

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February/March 2017 Newsletter

GARDEN CLUBS OF AUSTRALIA AWARDS

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!

December 2016/ January 2017 Newsletter

November Meeting at "Wollaroi"

Our November meeting was held at the historic property “Wollaroi” on White Rock Road.  Many thanks go to Valerie and Ewald Lehner for sharing your house and garden with us.  The history you shared was very interesting.  Here are a few photos from the meeting.

October/November 2016 Newsletter

TRIP TO ANL SITE, FOREST REEFS AND MILLTHORPE

10th of September trip.   Not wonderful weather and wet under foot but still a very interesting and enjoyable day.  First stop was the ANL Site at Browns Creek.   Rob from ANL gave us a very informative talk about their operation.  Then it was on to Forest Reefs to visit a lovely garden.  At one stage though we all thought we might have to push the bus.  After a lunch break in Millthorpe it was off to Millthorpe Nursery.  It is a lovely nursery and private garden.  The bus was a bit heavier on the way home with all our purchases.

SEPTEMBER 4TH MEETING

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THE 4TH OF SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER.   OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON THE 2ND OF OCTOBER.

Trip to Cairns

20 members enjoyed a wonderful week in Cairns from the 9th to 16th of August.   So many highlights!  For many it would have been the visit to The Botanical Ark where Alan and Susan Carle have converted an old cattle station into a tropical rainforest.  They have collected seeds from rainforests all over the world.  At Rainforest Heart Orchard we tasted some interesting fruits and Davidson Plum Tea which has three times the antioxidents as blueberries.  Thank you to Matt Mitchley and Lorraine and Neil Forgie who generously allowed us to visit their lovely homes and gardens.  Not to mention all the amazing lunches, morning and afternoon teas!  Thank you Ted and Coral for organising such a great trip.

Our first spring meeting on Sunday, September 3 will bloom into being at the home of Robyn Ward, 238 Rocket Street, Bathurst commencing at 2.00pm. Here we will enjoy Robyn’s creation of an old style traditional garden of spring surprises and colour. This garden surrounds and enhances a delightful federation home. Street parking is plentiful and entry to the garden will be by way of the driveway to the garden at the rear of the home.  Robyn’s garden boasts crab-apples, magnolias, a large variety of shrubs and perennials. Please bring a cup, a chair and a plate of food to share for afternoon tea. For enquires regarding the meeting, contact Kathy Annis-Brown on 0403 398 366.