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.
The Winter meetings will be held in the Walshaw Hall, Church St (next to All Saints cathedral). There will be a guest speaker at each meeting.
Meetings will commence at 2pm. Please a plate of food to share for afternoon tea, there is no need to bring a chair. For enquires regarding the meeting contact Elizabeth Gilchrist on 0416 115 796
Our first winter meeting will be held on Sunday June 3 at 2pm. Lew Bezzina, Manager of Horticulture and Garden Maintenance at Mayfield Garden, Oberon, will be talking about the upcoming events at Mayfield Garden which include the Winter Festival which takes place from July 7-22. The Spring Festival which shows the private garden as well as the water garden, will be open from October 18-28. Another attraction will be the National Cool Climate Food and Wine Festival on Saturday October 13, 2018.
Our July meeting will be held on Sunday July 1. Our guest speaker is Charles Boag who combined his love of the country and journalism by moving to Wattle Flat seven years ago and becoming an author/gardener. Having turned the trials and tribulations of no town water, and harsh weather conditions into a wonderful garden, he found a wife, has written many books and will share his stories with us.