A blooming good year for the Garden Club.

The Goondiwindi and District Garden Club has been busily planning a wonderful list of activities for your enjoyment this year.

First off, along with Lori Mackay we invite you to visit  “Retreat On Rivergums” on February 19.

Many thanks to Lori for opening her garden for our enjoyment, and for being so willing to share her passion for gardening with us.

 In March a number of our members are booked on  The Goondiwindi Garden Club’s Victorian Garden Tour.

This tour will include the renowned Melbourne International   Flower and Garden Show. What a wonderful tour it will be,  with another highlight being a visit to Cruden Farm, which was the home of Dame Murdoch and a much loved and beautiful garden.

Later on in the year we are planning a garden expo at our own Botanical Gardens, and also a morning out at The Goondiwindi Community Gardens.

As you can see, we have a few treats in store for you, so please consider either renewing your membership this year or becoming a new member of this great not for profit community organisation. This year we are absolutely delighted to be be sponsored by Clive Quartermaine and his team at MacKenzies Home Timber and Hardware. All financial Goondiwindi Garden Club members will be given a 10% discount across their store by Mackenzies.

Sincere thanks to Clive and Mackenzies Home Timber and Hardware  for their generous offer.

What you’ll discover at Rivegums.

Behind the white roses, the landscaped garden and traditional bull nose veranda sits a lovely space of style at Lori Mackay’s home called “Retreat on Rivergums”.

Gardening has always been a passion for Lori. This is her second garden that she manages at her home in town on 37-39 Rivergums Drive. Leading a busy lifestyle often means that she cannot dedicate as much time as she would like to pamper her garden and certainly the record breaking heat this summer has not made her passion an easy one to have.

.The morning runs from 10am -12 noon to have a “snoop “around the garden and enjoy a cool drink, a yummy morning tea and a good ‘ol chin wag” to people interested in beautifying their lives through a healthy life in the garden.

So don’t let this heatwave get you down, it’s just giving you more time to get inspired before you get stuck into the garden this year. There is plenty of shade around the home, so   bring along a chair to listen to an interesting guest speaker about new trends in gardens this year.

Bring along “Your man” too, he may get interested or add value to the conversations.

Always good to have some keen muscles in the garden!