Well here we are once again, coming to the end of another year of friendship and gardens. We have had a fun-filled time and now have lots of memories.
Following on from our Christmas in July with an exceptionally tasty morning tea and lunch served by Lisa, we travelled in August to Bowning.
Members are still talking about the size of the scones at the Rollonin Cafe.
We were very warmly welcomed by the staff and served a great morning tea.
After checking out the grounds and patting the animals, we continued on to the Mayfield Mews .
Again a typical country greeting by very friendly people, after looking at the gifts.
Some time was spent in the nursery section, unfortunately the Antique Centre was closed but looking through the windows looked to have some lovely things in there.
We then went on to Yass for lunch at the RSL some members decided to check the shops out finding a few bargains making all very happy .
Time was spent at the Nursery section of the Hardware store.
Colin had passed the comment that no-one had shopped much, but after a little while, the bottom of the bus was filled with plants.
September, we stayed home and had a fun day at the club once again served a tasty morning tea and lunch by Tahlia with help from Lisa.
Lots of laughter and giggles with the game organised by Sue.
Thank you Sue for making our day.
Amazing how much fun can be had by taking someone’s gift in exchange for yours, pays not to get attached too soon.
October we have just visited ‘Chinoiserie’ to see the magnificent peonies.
We were made very welcome by Dominic and Chris in their lovely garden.
We then visited Perennial Hill with delightful hosts Julie and Craig.
This garden, has I think, impressed everyone. Well worth another visit sometime in the future.
Lunch was at Mittagong RSL.
Leaving there we travelled to Bundanoon to the nursery called Bundanoon Bloomery.
Lots of gifts in the shop and a huge selection of plants out the back.
Needless to say, members has a great time buying plants.
My grateful thanks to the members for supplying morning tea which was enjoyed by all.
Now, for the remainder of this year.
December: we have again reached that time of the year for our AGM and Christmas Party, Thursday December 14 at Taralga Sports Club.
Names to be in before December 9 please for catering .
Remember to put money in an envelope with your name on it makes it so much easier if everyone is paying at the same time .
Membership will also be due and will be taken on the day cost still $15.00.
Cost of Christmas Lunch will be $15.00, as we are financial it has been decided that the Garden Club will pay the other half to make up difference.
This way we can give something back to the members for their support. So to repeat it is only going to cost you $15.00 .
Please bring a Christmas present up to the value of $5-$10.
Next year our overnight trip away will be over two nights leaving on Friday October 19, 2018 and returning Sunday October 21, 2018.
We are going to Griffith to see the gardens, citrus sculpture, winery visit and if time permits a visit to the pioneer village.
Cost is not definite at this stage but possibly no more than $450 for share accommodation, extra for singles.
That will include, bus, two nights accommodation, two cooked dinners, two cooked breakfasts, garden fees and possible village visit.
I will have more definite figures early next year.
Lunches will be at your own cost.
A deposit will have to be made by July and full payment by end of September.
More information later.
My Thanks to all for your support over this year, I wish you all the best for Christmas and 2018.
See you at the AGM – Jacqui Corby.