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2ND JULY WINTER MEETING

Our meeting on the 2nd of July was held at the Walshaw Hall.  David Rogers was the guest speaker.  David is the Head Green Keeper at Bathurst Golf Club.   David gave a general outline of the care, maintenance and challenges of delivering a magnificent golf course.

FIRST WINTER MEETING

Our first Winter meeting was held at Walshaw Hall.  Guest speakers for the meeting were Matt Gildon from Country Brewer and Dr James Wickham .  Matt Gildon spoke about all the different kits he sells.   These ranged from cheese making to preserving the fruit we grow.  Dr James Wickham , a lecturer in Human Anatomy and Physiology at CSU.   He spoke about their Coaching for Healthy Aging Trial.

June/July 2017 Newsletter

DAY TRIP TO ORANGE GARDENS 8TH APRIL

It was beautiful weather for our day trip to Orange gardens.   We saw five amazing gardens ranging from small town house gardens to one of six acres.   Thank you very much to the owners for allowing us to visit. ( Rose & Bart Westgeest, Sally Larance, Dulcie & Alan Griffith, Bob & Liz Smith and Di & Russell Turner).  They were stunning!   Thanks you also to Michael and the staff at “Patmos Garden Cafe”  for the delicious lunch and Bill Berry for getting us to and from Orange.

April/May 2017 Newsletter

February/March 2017 Newsletter

GARDEN CLUBS OF AUSTRALIA AWARDS

peter and karenAt the recent Garden Clubs of Australia AGM, two of our members received awards.  Our President Karen Granger received the Gwenda Hansford Award for outstanding service by a member of an affiliated club to the environment.  Past President Peter Varman received the Doris Killian Award for outstanding service by an individual to the community.  Congratulations to Karen and Peter!

October/November 2016 Newsletter

JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST MEETINGS (WINTER) will be held at the Bathurst Senior Citizen’s Centre – 176 Russell Street.(Or end of Flanagan Lane, off Russell Street, near Rankin Street roundabout.)  Please bring your mug and a plate to share.

At the June meeting the speaker will be member Chris Stewart.  Chris’ topic is “A Potted History of Gardening in Bathurst” from 1870 onwards; who planted our Street Trees; forgotten and lost parks and gardens.

Fiona Ogilvie is our speaker in July.   Fiona is another member of the club and is a writer for the “Land”.