Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Old Government Cottage

Old Government Cottage

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 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