The Coffs Harbour Garden Club is a community organisation run by a team of gardening enthusiasts from the NSW Mid-North Coast.

Spring Garden Competition 2019 Winners

Flower of the Month Gallery

Flower of the Month

Magnolia - FOM August 2019

KINGDOM: Plantae

FAMILY:      Magnoliaceae

GENUS:      Magnolia

SPECIES:    A few

Magnolias are ancient trees. They appeared before bees had evolved and thus had to rely on beetles to do the pollinating work. Beetles are a clumsy lot compared with dancing bees, and so the flowers need to be robust, with thick, waxy petals that reflect in moonlight, when the beetles are up, and tough inner carpels, heady with fruit scent so pleasing to a beetle’s nose. Guardian

Magnolias are named after French botanist Pierre Magnol. Wikipedia

Please bring you favourite for the competition table at our next meeting – 17 August.

Past CHGC President Jane did an excellent presentation on Magnolias – you can see this presentation here.

About the Club


We meet every third Saturday of the month Jan-Nov at the Botanic Garden Display Room, Hardacre Street, Coffs Harbour, commencing at 1.30pm unless otherwise notified


Our membership consists of people of all ages and lifestyles. The annual membership fee is $15.00. For more information on how to join click through to Membership page


Events and excursions are at the heart of our club. Include Morning Teas, trips to notable gardens, and talks by known gardening experts. Click here for full range of activities we are involved with.


In July each year we run the 'Spring Garden Competition. This is the Club's premier event and is the largest competition of its kind in the Mid North Coast.