The Paterson Allyn Garden Group or PAGG as it is affectionately known meets each month to discuss gardening successes and failures, learn from a set topic such as soil types, pruning and tree care, and explore and enjoy a different garden in our locality each month. We are located in the Paterson and Allyn Valleys of the Hunter Valley, NSW.
After each meeting Minutes and a Summary from the President will be placed on our website for your information. Apart from our monthly meeting we occasionally will organise day and other trips during the year, guest speakers and in 2019 we hope to hold our first Garden Ramble. At each meeting we have a Swap Table for members to bring cuttings, bulbs, plants, fruit, books etc. to exchange with other members.
PAGG meets the third Tuesday from March to November and the second Tuesday of December for our Members only Christmas Party. Meetings commence at 10am for morning tea with formal proceedings commencing at 10.15am. Most meetings conclude between 12pm and 12.30pm. Meetings are held at a different garden each month with an information notice being sent out the Tuesday prior. Visitors are welcome to all meetings except the December Christmas Party which is for Members only or a garden with restricted numbers. When a garden has a restricted number of attendees, members will be given a month’s notice and will need to log interest prior to attending via our email firstname.lastname@example.org
Members and guests are required to sign-in at each garden. Guests may only attend 3 meetings per calendar year and then either join or wait until the following year before attending again.
To become a member of PAGG prospective members are required with in a 12 month period to attend 2 meetings as a guest, joining PAGG at the third garden they attend if within this time frame. Members are required to attend a minimum of 4 PAGG meetings each calendar year (January to December).Annual membership from 2019 is $20 due by 30 November each year (membership for the following year can be paid from September). All members are encouraged to open their garden to PAGG, and/or be a member of the PAGG Committee.
Each meeting requirements:
Mug, Chair, Hat, Sturdy shoes, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen and water. Members are asked to occasionally something to share for morning tea. We are a relaxed and friendly group, and no matter what your gardening ability, garden size and/or gardening knowledge is we look forward to your participation.