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 a learning experience for our members.
To increase and recall your learning each month the Minutes from each meeting are placed on our website under Minutes. Apart from our monthly meeting we generally will organise a day and/or overnight trip for members during the year. Whilst we have a wealth of knowledge within PAGG, for an increase in information from time to time a guest speaker will be invited to attend.
To keep emails to a minimum, the Bits and Pieces section of the webpage 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 we have a Swap Table for members to bring cuttings, bulbs, plants, fruit, books etc. to exchange with other members. It is all about learning!
PAGG meets 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 PAGG 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).
NSW Government Covid 19 Restrictions
The current Covid 19 restrictions mean that guests and visitors cannot be accommodated at monthly meetings. Members use a booking system to ensure that the NSW Government restrictions are adhered to.
From March 2020, PAGG will hold its membership at 90 to meet insurance guidelines.
Prospective members are required to attend 2 PAGG meetings within a 12 month period as a guest before enquiring to the Secretary by emailing email@example.com if there is a vacancy.
A Waiting List has been established and prospective members will be notified when a vacancy occurs. Whilst on the Waiting List prospective members may attend 3 non member garden meetings as a guest per calendar year (March to November).
Members are required to attend a minimum of 4 PAGG meetings each calendar year (January to December). Annual membership is $20 due 1 March each year and required to be paid by 31 March. 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 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 a sharing of knowledge.