Category Archives: Castlemaine and District Garden Club

General Meeting Tuesday 25 May: Travels in Gondwana

Club Member, Jennifer Read presented a most interesting and informative paper entitled “Travels in Gondwanan Forests: Southern Beech Forests” addressing such conundrums as the similarity of the vegetation and flora of southern temperate zone regions separated by large oceans. This … Continue reading

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John Pascoe Fawkner Gold Medal awarded to Peggy Munro

Life member of the Castlemaine and District Garden Club, Peggy Munro, was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria’s John Pascoe Fawkner Gold Medal for services to horticulture at the General meeting of the Club, Tuesday 23 February 2021. The … Continue reading

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Garden Club 2021 activities to commence

We are commencing 2021 with a picnic in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens near the BBQ area. This will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday 26th January – a BYO arrangement to allow for COVID requirements – this includes chair, food … Continue reading

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The Annual General Meeting of the Castlemaine and District Garden Club will be held on Tuesday 27 October at 2.00 pm. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held online via Zoom.

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RHSV Hanging Basket competition

  Dear members and fellow gardeners, Please find below a message from the RHSV about this year’s Hanging Basket competition.  Maxine Tester, David Averay and others have worked hard on our entry and now it is time to show our … Continue reading

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Buy 1 get 1 free Membership deal

For 2020-2021 we are running a special 2 year membership for $20. This recognises the impact of the COVID-19 virus which has curtailed most of the garden club activities. This applies to members who have already renewed their membership, to … Continue reading

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COVID-19 update

You will be well aware of the health threats for all of us from the rapid spread of COVID-19 virus, and the Federal and State Governments’ requirements that we practice “social distancing”, restrict gatherings severely and avoid non-essential travel. The … Continue reading

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Coronavirus update

Due to Health and welfare concerns for members and guests the decision has been made to cancel the meeting on 24th March. The meeting was to have featured a talk by Alison Pouliot on fascinating fungi.

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March meeting – Alison Pouliot is speaking on the fascinating world of fungi

Dr Alison Pouliot is an honorary fellow at Australian National University, and has published The Allure of Fungi. She runs fungi workshops, seminars & forays around Victoria. Her photography is spectacular and her knowledge of fungi is amazing. Guests are … Continue reading

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Visit to Buda Historic Home and Gardens

A well-attended guided tour to Buda Historic Home and Gardens was held on Wednesday 26th February 2020 – this complemented the presentation by Tom Comerford at the club meeting on the previous evening. Jill Hildebrandt, Buda garden curator, highlighted the … Continue reading

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