Located in the Paterson and Allyn Valleys of the Hunter Valley of NSW, the Paterson Allyn Garden Group or PAGG as it is affectionately known meets monthly from March to December each year.
PAGG is primarily about learning, about increasing our knowledge of gardening, sharing our garden successes and failures, and providing an educational experience for our members.
A description and photos of our monthly garden visit can be found on the Garden of the Month page of this website. Apart from our monthly meeting we will generally organise a day and/or overnight trip for members during the year. Whilst we have a wealth of knowledge within PAGG, for specialised information a guest speaker will be invited to attend.
To keep emails to a minimum, the Bits and Pieces page of this website will be updated generally on a Monday and we suggest you review this weekly along with the information that is being added to our Garden Information section.
At each meeting there will be raffle or lucky door prize and a plant sale will be held a few times a year.
PAGG meets on the third Tuesday of each month 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 10.20am. Most meetings conclude between 12.30 – 1pm. Meetings are held at a different garden each month with information being sent out via email the Tuesday prior. If a PAGG meeting is cancelled, an email will be sent by 8.30am.
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 sufficient notice.
Members and guests are required to sign-in at each garden. Guests may only attend 2 meetings per calendar year (March to November).
Annual Membership is $20 due 1 January and must be paid by 31 March. Members are requested to attend 4 meetings each calendar year or consider coming as a visitor. Members are encouraged to open their garden for a members visit or consider being on the Committee or being actively involved eg assisting with ‘Sign on’, taking photos etc. Members only will receive updates from PAGG and attend the Christmas Party.
All visitors are to pay $5 entrance fee on arrival. Once a visitor has attended 2 gardens, they are welcome to apply to the Secretary for Membership firstname.lastname@example.org and pay the difference up to $20. The visit/s must be in the same calendar year.
If a garden is open for a PAGG visit the owners are able to apply for 12 months free membership.
Each meeting requirements:
Chair, Hat, Sturdy Shoes, Name Tag, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen, Water and BYO Thermos, Mug & Tea/Coffee. Members are asked to occasionally bring 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. PAGG is about learning and sharing of knowledge.