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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!

October/November 2016 Newsletter


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.

Our April meeting will be held at 2pm on Sunday 7th April, 2019 at 45 Windemere Road, Robin Hill.

Belonging to Gabrielle and Stephen Darlington, this garden is on a sloping site which has been developed over time with retaining walls, a number of levels, steps and paths. Hedges have been used to create separate spaces and provide some protection for plants. Features include a sunken vegetable garden, wisteria walk and circular crab-apple garden.

Parking will be on Windemere Road (nose into the fences would work best) and there will be a short walk along the access laneway to the house.

Should a drop-off be required closer to the house, please drive along the lane, over the grid and turn around the gum tree. (Please don’t proceed down the driveway).

The Sunday 5th May Garden Club meeting will be held at 2pm at “Mt Tamar”, Judy and Chris Bayliss’ garden, 286 Gorman’s Hill Road Bathurst.

A two acre garden with extensive views over Bathurst, featuring perennial borders, rose plantings, sweeping lawns, an oriental garden, wisteria walk, arboretum of deciduous specimen trees, vegetable garden and crab apple arches.  Some unique metal features and sculptures also adorn the garden.

Look out for blue letter boxes on the right-hand side approximately 2.6 km from the beginning of Gorman’s Hill Road (which commences at Macquarie Care corner).   After entering the gate keep to the left where the driveway forks. There is plenty of parking at the front of the garden

Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, chair & cup and the all-important share a plate