Lithgow Garden Club started 2015 with a very busy schedule. February saw the 15th Anniversary of the Club and the launch of the book “Wombats Don’t Eat Potplants” a collection of stories, poems, recipes and photographs from 80 of our members.
The March ramble was to the Wayside Chapel and its rooftop garden where the less fortunate and volunteers tend and use the produce to help feed the homeless of the King Cross area. A fascinating project.
In April, 23 members visited the magnificent gardens of Mt. Wilson which were ablaze with autumn colours.
The Anzac Day Service held in Queen Elizabeth Park was very moving. Member Barry Mays and Club president Barry Lawson laid a beautiful wreath on behalf of the Club. The wreath was made by member and floral artist Maureen Ford.
Early in May, the Club played host to 33 members from Blayney Garden Club. Morning tea at Hoskins Church Hall then a tour of the gardens with Horticulturist Stuart McGee. Al Ritchie gave a history tour of the church, guests were most impressed. The visit was rounded out with trips to the Community Nursery, Ann Lemke and Tom and May Gaynors’ gardens. Lunch was back at the Hall, with visitors going away with a great impression of Lithgow.
The May ramble is to a nursery, rain forest and Megalong Tea Rooms.
Come along to the Club meetings, you will be made very welcome. The next meeting is June 1st at 2pm in Hoskins Church Hall in Bridge St.