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.
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”.