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.
Our August 5 meeting will be held in the Walshaw Hall, Church Street, Bathurst at 2pm. Our guest speak is Sarah a Florist/Horticulturist who owns her own business, Sarah Cox Designs. Her passion developed at the age of 15 when she started to grow flowers and veggies. Sarah went on to obtain a degree in Horticulture and has owned two nurseries and helped co-ordinate and set up floristry in the Central West. Sarah also teaches both floristry and horticulture at TAFE.
Sarah will be demonstrating an arrangement of beautiful flowers.
The September 2 meeting will be our first garden outing for spring. The meeting will be held at 2pm at the garden of Jennifer and Tim at 2 Robindale Court, Robin Hill. Situated on the foothills of Mt Panorama this one-acre garden has evolved over the last nine years. There are extensive terraced areas on the southern steep side, sweeping sloping lawns, hedges, and changing garden levels. All the gardens are heavily planted with a collection of natives, European trees and shrubs, which are under planted with bulbs, annuals and perennials to ensure all year colour.From Bathurst, travel along the Blayney Road and turn left into Boundary Road. Then right into Robindale Court. No 2 is the first house on the right. Parking will be along the street.
For further details about the meetings, please contact Elizabeth on 0416 115 796. Please bring a cup a chair and a plate of food to share for afternoon tea.