Tasmania Trip November 2017

Tasmania Trip November 2017

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 April meeting will be held at 2pm on Sunday 7th April, 2019 at 45 Windemere Road, Robin Hill.

Belonging to Gabrielle and Stephen Darlington, this garden is on a sloping site which has been developed over time with retaining walls, a number of levels, steps and paths. Hedges have been used to create separate spaces and provide some protection for plants. Features include a sunken vegetable garden, wisteria walk and circular crab-apple garden.

Parking will be on Windemere Road (nose into the fences would work best) and there will be a short walk along the access laneway to the house.

Should a drop-off be required closer to the house, please drive along the lane, over the grid and turn around the gum tree. (Please don’t proceed down the driveway).

The Sunday 5th May Garden Club meeting will be held at 2pm at “Mt Tamar”, Judy and Chris Bayliss’ garden, 286 Gorman’s Hill Road Bathurst.

A two acre garden with extensive views over Bathurst, featuring perennial borders, rose plantings, sweeping lawns, an oriental garden, wisteria walk, arboretum of deciduous specimen trees, vegetable garden and crab apple arches.  Some unique metal features and sculptures also adorn the garden.

Look out for blue letter boxes on the right-hand side approximately 2.6 km from the beginning of Gorman’s Hill Road (which commences at Macquarie Care corner).   After entering the gate keep to the left where the driveway forks. There is plenty of parking at the front of the garden

Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, chair & cup and the all-important share a plate