Monthly Archives: April 2024

Advance Notice…

We have some great events planned for 2023 and 2024

Below are some of what is ahead… don’t miss out, mark your diary!

  • 13 June 2024 – John Tuckwell on gardens in Europe
  • No meeting in July
  • 8 August 2024 – AGM at Garranvale
  • 12 September 2024 -Narranghi Olive Grove
  • 10 October 2024 – Community Garden plus other local gardens
  • 14 November 2024 – Nimmitabel
  • 12 December 2024 – Christmas Party at the Club
  • 13 February 2025 – Permaculture… maybe
  • 13 March 2025 – ??
  • 10 April 2025 – ??
  • 8 May 2025 – ??
  • 12 June 2025 – ??
  • 10 July 2025 – Plant Swap/Sale
  • 14 August 2025 – AGM
  • 11 September 2025 – Bombay Reserve





Durran Durra Garden Visits

Three Gardens in a Row

Thurs 9 May 2024

We visit 3 very different country gardens on Nerriga Road, Durran Durra.

MEET: At Ryrie Park 9.30am for 9.45am departure and car pool to the 3 properties. The directions to the properties will be handed out. It should be a great day, weather permitting!

BRING: Members with surnames from L – Z to bring morning tea to share. BYO lunch & other drinks, chair, name tag.

GARDEN 1. The first garden is long established and evolving – as are all gardens – with magnificent views out over the ‘borrowed landscape’ as it is the highest in elevation of the trio. This is also the one most shaped by the agricultural activity around it, the gardens wandering around to take you past raised vegetable gardens, sheds and down to the stock yards and stables. Not forsaking design with function, large shade trees, shrubs and small more formal plantings. And a wonderfully fragrant Daphne hedge! The current owners have been there for over 50 years! We will have Morning tea here.

GARDEN 2. The second property is one that the Garden Club went to several years ago when the garden was in its infancy. It’s is a much more established garden now and the structure much more obvious. The new owners have injected their own stamp on it, but it retains memories of its origins. The Rosemary hedge is sublime! This garden was grown for year round interest, but we might just miss its autumnal splendour, and the bounty of its vegetable garden. It is the lowest in elevation but open to fabulous sunset views to the west. The growth in a few good years of rain is phenomenal.

GARDEN 3. The third garden is where we will have lunch. This garden was originally established in the early 1980’s, with not a tree around the newly built house. Now it is a very treed and shrubby garden, nearly surrounded by windbreak plantings. It is placed into the landscape so that one has to voyage around the garden to discover the views beyond. It is a ratty, rambling, informal garden, the owner says, desperately in need of help to battle weeds, rabbits and the odd wombat incursion. However, it remains a sheltered haven for many types of birds, has lovely granite rocks on a gently undulating site and the owners still love it.

While out and about on rural properties, please remember to leave gates as you find them and to park vehicles only where instructed. They are working properties.

If you need more information, please email

We hope you can join us.

Really Finally,

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