Visit 5 small gardens around Braidwood

Thurs 12 October 2023

WHEN: Meet at 9.30 am in Duncan Street around the corner from Nutrien Real Estate (western side of Wallace Street). Please park in Duncan Street as the next gardens are on this side of town.
BRING: Morning Tea & Lunch. BYO chair and mug. Wear good walking shoes & your name tag

Garden 1:
The ‘small but perfectly formed’ garden located behind the Nutrien Real Estate premises. Thoughtfully designed and planted, it makes the most of limited space with flair and colour – a real gem. We will have morning tea here.

10.30 am – we will then drive to garden #2 in Ryrie Street.
Garden 2:
The garden has only recently been totally redesigned and planted with a range of varied and fascinating species. Whereas a couple of years ago the area was all grass, it is now visually stimulating and requires minimal maintenance. Few of the original plantings remain, apart from roses and a few bulbs. It shows what can be achieved in a short time with thought, planning and imagination, sensitive choices and harmonious design.

11.30 – we then walk next door to garden #3 in Ryrie Street.
Garden 3:
This garden has only been established in the last 10 years. The old site first needed to be cleaned up and the soil improved before the gardens could be laid out, fertilized and planted. The main focus is now on the production of fresh and healthy fruit and vegetables for the family table.

12.00 – we then walk next door to garden #4 in Ryrie Street.
Garden 4:
This mature garden has developed over a long time. While the current owners have been here for 10 years, the previous owners were in residence for more than 30 years. As a result of its long history, the garden contains mixed plantings ranging from bulbs and annuals, a vegetable patch, native and exotic shrubs and trees, with a wide expanse of lawn dominated by a magnificent old ash.

12.45 – back to vehicles – drive to garden #5 in Duncan Street (corner of Elrington Street). (Please park carefully, in either street but clear of driveways and traffic).
Garden 5:
This is an historic garden which includes several plants of considerable age. The garden has been sensitively restored by the current owners, while still retaining a number of original trees and shrubs. Classic species (which we may recall from grandparents’ gardens) are included among the more recent additions. A delightful and peaceful oasis in the centre of town.

We will have lunch here.

Remember: Bring BYO chair and picnic lunch.

We hope you can join us.


Don’t forget to wear your name badge!




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!

  • 9 November 2023 – Mongarlowe garden visits
  • 14 December 2023 – Christmas Party in Old Sunday School Hall
  • 8 February 2024 – Speaker at Club: Sue Tuisk – Protecting your body while gardening
  • 8 March 2024 – Bus trip to Governor General’s garden and cruise on Lake Burleigh Griffin
  • 11 April 2024 – Brightside gardens visit
  • 9 May 2024 – Oh… wait and see… 🙂

Reminder about Membership

Garden Club annual memberships  is $20 and an extra $16 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!