The Gardening group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month, 10.00am to 12.00 noon. Venues change each Month.
(re-commenced August 2020 and runs through to 8th December 2020)
We visit home gardens, nurseries, related organisations, community gardens, re-veg projects, botanic gardens etc., any place that relates to our love and interest in growing things or looking at things that grow, as well as being around other like-minded people. Members nominate favourite or interesting places for the annual program. Members nominate favourite or interesting places for the annual program; they can also car-share to meetings outside local area.
NB it is essential to have an email address for monthly notifications and info sharing.
Places are limited, but a waiting list is available
Group Coordinator : Sue Gelade
for further information pleased contact Sue or Carole via the "Contact Us" page on this website.
The Garden Group celebrated the start of Spring by visiting Crabtree Farm at Goolwa. Although the weather wasn't warm, the welcome was and we made the rain stay away long enough to enjoy our tour of this truly interesting venue. Vicki & Mick have worked hard to re-imagine a derelict dairy farm into a delightfully quirky wedding and event venue. It boasts beautiful gardens and fun spaces to explore with something surprising around each corner.
Thank you to them both!
The Garden Group has been carefully meeting again since July, keeping themselves safe and luckily outdoors to still enjoy the company and the gardens.Our first get back together was a distanced 'Plant Swap' held at the extensive property of Nan Mann, where we had plenty of space to spread out. It also gave us an opportunity to road test the new U3A SC sign in sheets, and the 'sanitise then sign' requirements. It was super to see our garden buddies again after the break and to go away with bundles of exchanged plants to keep us busy in our own gardens.
The meet in August took us to 'Nimbella' the beautiful native planted property of Brian Freeman at Back Valley. Planted on a hilly acreage, we could wander among an amazing collection of both familiar and unfamiliar native trees and shrubs, many in full flower. Despite the threatened heavy rain, the gardeners once again delivered fine weather long enough for us to get around and then retreat to under the verandah for a cuppa without shared utensils but safe from the arrival of heavy rain. Thank you to Anita Willis for making the arrangements.
Next month we are looking forward to visiting Crabtree Farm at Goolwa.