Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc.

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 1 meeting will be held at 12 Diamond Close, Kelso. The garden owners, Tom and Elizabeth, moved in five years ago with little more than the tall trees and cement edging. The garden started out quite formal, however due to various plant failures, it has taken on a feature of its own. It is a quarter acre block in which it is a delight to entertain family and friends. The main focus in the garden is the gazebo which can sit 16 people comfortably and the view each evening towards Mt Panorama is quite magnificent. Take Sydney Road to Harvey Norman, Kelso.

Turn left into Ashworth Drive, 200 metres along take first left into Diamond Close, number 12 is on the right.

Meetings will commence at 2pm. Please bring a chair and a plate of food to share for afternoon tea. For enquires regarding the meeting contact Elizabeth Gilchrist on 0416 115 796

 

 

The May 6 meeting will be held at the garden Sol Y Vista (“Sun and View”) owned by Sandra and Greg at 42 Wigmore Drive, Robin Hill. Sandy and Greg have been the custodians of this garden for approximately seven years. The original builders of the garden had a love of low maintenance, fragrances and herbs. This suited Sandy and Greg because neither of them considers themselves a gardener and most of the work they have done they’d call “clipping and snipping”.  They have tidied up their two acres, constructed a front fence, established several fruit trees, a couple of veggie beds and planted natives where possible, to encourage the birds and stay.

Turn right off Blayney Road into McDiarmid Street, then left into Wigmore Drive. There is plenty of parking within the property on grass around the pile of boulders (a future sculptural installation).
Meetings will commence at 2pm. Please bring a chair and a plate of food to share for afternoon tea. For enquires regarding the meeting contact Elizabeth Gilchrist on 0416 115 796