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July Event – Visit to Durran Durra Truffles

Thursday 14 July 2022

Don’t miss this!

The next Braidwood Garden Club meeting is at Durran Durra Truffles. We will be hosted by club members Virginia and Dick Groot-Obbink and their truffle wonder-dog Bella.
Virginia and Dick’s Truffle farm has the perfect climate for growing the black winter truffle, Tuber Melanosporum. Set against a backdrop of the Tallaganda Range and harbouring an abundance of wildlife, the farm offers a unique truffle experience.

We shall enjoy a Truffle hunt demonstration followed by a fruit tree pruning class from the very knowledgeable Dennis Dempsey.

When: Meeting at Ryrie Park at 10.00am to Carpool for arrival at approximately 10.30 for Morning Tea. BYO picnic lunch to enjoy at the conclusion of the demonstrations.

Where: Durran Durra Truffles – 45 Brightside Rd, Durran Durra 2622

What to bring: Name Tag, warm clothing, Morning Tea to share (surname M-Z), lunch, chair.
The ground is uneven so please wear enclosed flat soled shoes.

Biosecurity: Competing fungi brought into the truffle orchard on shoes can be detrimental to the production of truffles so we ask you to step through a shallow foot-bath of bleach at the entrance to the orchard.


Please remember to wear your badge!



Reminder about Membership

Garden Club annual memberships  is $20 and an extra $13 if you would like a printed copy of the newsletter.  Membership dues now due. Preference for payment of dues is via direct deposit. However, you can still pay cash at Bendigo Bank.

Note: Dues are now due!

Advance Notice…

We have some great events planned for 2022

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

  • 11 August – AGM and Mona garden tour.  Click here to download nomination form to stand on the committee
  • 8 September – Visit to Araluen Gardens
  • 13 October – Gardens off Cooma Road
  • 10 November – Bus trip to Southern Highland gardens
  • 8 December – Christmas party