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.
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.