In early November seventeen members of Bathurst Gardeners’ Club travelled to Tasmania. Based in Launceston we travelled out each day exploring the areas around Launceston, Deloraine and Mole Creek. We were very lucky as the weather was fantastic for the whole week. Apart from the many fabulous gardens we also did a cruise on the Tamar River, visited Entally Garden Fest, a cheese factory, saw Tasmania Devils and visited historic properties. Everyone had a great time and many of us wished our gardens looked as lush as those we saw. The cooler climate and higher rainfall does wonders! It was also lovely to catch up with Anna Gardiner again. Anna was a former trip organiser for our club and now lives in Deloraine. She kindly organised a whole day of gardens to visit in her area.
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.