Bits and Pieces

17 Sept, 2019

Garden Clubs Australia 2019 FRIENDSHIP DAY

When: Monday 23 September
Time: 9.30am for 10am start
Includes: Morning Tea and Lunch
Meet your GCA Zone Coordinators, members of your neighbouring clubs, socialize, greet old gardening friends & grow new ones
Cost is $20 per person (plus parking)
RSVP and pay: Tuesday 17 September at PAGG

Maitland Garden Ramble – Sat 21 and Sun 22 September information:

Maitland Garden Ramble

Sunday 22nd Sept. 2019 – ‘Camelot’,  18 Clifford Ave Cooranbong

Sculpture on the Farm returns to ‘Fosterton’ 824 Fosterton Road, Dungog over the October long weekend. Preview and Gala Opening Tickets ($65) purchase at General admission ($5) for Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning will be available at ‘Fosterton’ when you visit.

Medowie Garden Club Coach trip to Floriade 1 – 5 October, $1250 per person, $320 single supplement.
Further details email

Lake Macquarie Open Garden -10.00 am to 4.00 pm 12 Oct – 13 Oct   Entry: $5 per garden or $35 for all ten gardens with all money collected going to Hunter Medical Research Institute. Visit the Lake Macquarie Garden Club Facebook for the list of gardens.

Gairloch Garden in Oberon will open from Sat, 12 Oct

Galston Open Gardens – 9 Gardens –Fri 18 Oct, Sat 19 Oct, Sun 20 Oct 2,
Inclusive ticket for $25 or entrance to a single garden is $5 per person.

Dungog Garden Ramble – 26 October  9am – 4pm, 8 gardens, $5 per garden or $25 for all. They would like some volunteers to help out with a new initiative called “Garden Aid” which helps less able people to maintain their gardens – email the PAGG email and they will be forwarded onto Avrina.

Berry Gardens Festival : Berry : from Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Galston Open Gardens Weekend : Galston : from Fri, 18 Oct 2019

Markdale : Crooked Corner : from Sat, 19 Oct 2019

Massive Bromeliad Clearance Sale – 7 – 29 September at Medowie – please email for the leaflet and further details

Notepaper cards can be purchased at each PAGG event
Like you own photo cards? – Send the photo and required number of cards to
Cost is $2.50 each

Royal Motor Society
Two train trips both departing from Maitland
a.   13 – 16 September Celebrating 140 years of Rail in  Gunnedah
b.   13 – 15 December Sydney to Kiama
If you would like a brochure please email:

Open Gardens General

From 9 August – Wildwood Garden Bilpin
Also you might like to visit one of these gardens that are open regularly, or by appointment:
Bebeah : Mt Wilson
Campbell Rhododendron Gardens : Blackheath
Everglades Historic House & Gardens : Leura
Gory’u Japanese Gardens : Little Hartley
Harpers Mansion National Trust (NSW) : Berrima
Mayfield Garden : Oberon
Perennialle Plants Nursery : Canowindra
Retford Park – National Trust of Australia (NSW) : Bowral
Saumarez Homestead : Armidale
Secret Garden and Nursery : Richmond

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney have tested 200 cultivars of plants from breeders across the globe, searching for those that are best suited to our local climate. Plant featured have amazing flower power, vigour and pest resistance. For more information visit: