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 next meeting will be held at 2pm on Sunday 3rd March, 2019.  The venue is 223 Eleven Mile Drive. (about halfway along or 2.2 kms from the Kelso end.)   The garden was a cow paddock 36 years ago.   A lot of hard work has transformed the garden into what we see today.  It has several different garden rooms, lots of trees, shrubs, bulbs, flowers and roses.

Please bring a chair, a mug and a share plate. Look forward to seeing you!