Category Archives: Castlemaine and District Garden Club

Visit by Maryborough Garden Club and Maldon Garden Club

A great turnout of members on Saturday 28 April to host a big group of visitors from both the Maryborough and Maldon Garden Clubs.  Pam and Alan Isaacs hosted morning tea at their lovely home and garden in Elphinstone, then … Continue reading

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Visit to MASARG house

A small group of members were shown around the MASARG (Mount Alexander Shire Accommodation and Respite Group) garden by Heather Morrison on Anzac Day.  Heather attended the February general meeting to thank the club for the donation of $500 towards … Continue reading

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Talk on proteas

John Blake spoke at the April general meeting about growing proteas.  John and his wife, Valerie, grow these magnificent flowers on their four-hectare property at Harcourt.  They initially began growing proteas in Castlemaine in the 1980’s eventually moving to the … Continue reading

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Talk on bush tucker

At a well-attended March meeting Aunty Julie McHale gave an interesting and lively presentation on Bush Tucker plants. Julie had various specimens of indigenous plants and explained how the local Dja Dja Warrung people and other groups used them.  These … Continue reading

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Significant trees in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Gill Miller, head gardener at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, gave a fascinating presentation on the significant trees of the gardens at the February general meeting. The Castlemaine Botanical Gardens feature an outstanding collection of mature trees, including many conifers, elms … Continue reading

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Thanks from MASARG

Heather Morrison attended the February meeting to thank the club for our donation of $500 towards plants for the garden of the respite house. “The Mount Alexander Shire Accommodation and Respite Group (MASARG Inc.) is a dedicated, independent group of … Continue reading

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Visit to Lambley Garden and Nursery

On Saturday, 3rd March, we had arranged a visit by the Club to Lambley Nursery at Ascot. Thanks to Jo with her bigger car and good air conditioning (it was 30deg even over there!) Peggy, Gill, Barbara and I were … Continue reading

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