Open Day for Macquarie Towns Garden Club

Macquarie Towns Garden Club, for the first time will be holding their Open Day in spring this year, so that people can get an early start on their gardens! In conjunction with Hawkesbury Library’s ‘What’s On’ Programme, the Open Day will take place at our normal meeting time on Thursday September 6, between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM, in the Tebbutt Room at Hawkesbury Central Library.

Club members have been busy propagating and nursing to life a large variety of plants which will be on sale ( from only $1 each!) and each customer can also collect a free plant.

Macquarie Towns Garden Club has had an array of interesting guest speakers this year. We have had a visit from a representative of local company Mrs Fothergill’s Seeds, talks on Herbs and Chooks, a visit to Richmond’s Secret Garden, a slide show presentation on Monet’s garden, and insights from an experienced horticulturalist who in recent years has judged the Hawkesbury Spring Garden Competition.

While some members have tiny gardens and some have larger ones, all come along to enjoy hearing from the experts. The presentation may be on anything from chooks and herbs, to growing plants and vegetables from seed, to Eco-friendly garden products, to a slide show of garden visits. One member, Val, who in the past ran a successful nursery, is still in the groove and regularly brings along plants for sale on the Club’s’ ‘plant table’, at give-away prices.

Why not come for a visit? It’s a great way to get in touch with other people who just love plants and gardens (and often gardening!) over a friendly cup of tea. We have regular outings, sometimes hiring a bus. July’s visit is to Rookwood Cemetery.

At the Open Day in September, garden experts and friendly Club members will be on hand to answer questions on any plant problems, or to help identify a plant, or to give tips on how to grow a garden, at a fraction of the cost of buying nursery plants. Entry is free and tea and coffee will be available.

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