Gunnedah Garden Club news

Six members of the Gunnedah Garden Club recently enjoyed the village and open gardens at the annual Garden Club zone picnic day in Nundle.

A speaker from the Department of Fair Trading in Tamworth gave an informative presentation on consumer rights and responsibilities prior to the May meeting.

Ogunbil Dungowan Garden Club visited Gunnedah for a day trip and members joined them at the Lions Park for lunch following the May meeting.

Both clubs were thankful to the people who shared their gardens with the group. They also enjoyed their visit to Pensioner’s Hill.

Among other activities was a a visit to the Gunnedah Rural Museum. Members were particularly interested in the model train restoration project, which is coordinated by Owen Tydd and fellow museum volunteers.

Garden club members made a donation towards landscaping and suggested suitable plants to enhance the project area.

Ann Penrose was a recent guest speaker, giving a presentation on Myanmar following a cruising holiday on the historic Irrawaddy River.

Ms Penrose shared some examples of traditional artefacts to complement her presentation. 

Tamworth Club Garden Club hosted an enjoyable Friendship Day in a country garden at Attunga recently, with highlights including a demonstration of floral art and a fashion parade.

The June meeting will be held on Monday, June 26 in the Gunnedah Anglican Church hall because of renovations in the Lion’s Hall.

Gwen Donaldson is hostess and Cheryl Field will supply the competition prize. After lunch, members will visit Kel and Pat Walls to view their Bromeliads.​