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June/July 2017 Newsletter

DAY TRIP TO ORANGE GARDENS 8TH APRIL

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

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

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.

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.