Airport Gardening is ON

We’re Back on the Tools Tuesday 4 August will see volunteers from Coffs Harbour Garden Club once again take up their gardening tools to do some maintenance on the airside gardens at the Coffs Regional Airport. If you would like to join this happy bunch of people, please give Peter a call – his details […]

July Outing is ON!

At this stage…. our 30 July outing is still on. Meet at the Botanic Garden with a BYO morning tea, after we can meander through the gardens to check out what has been happening recently. There is plenty of space, so there will not be any worries about socially distancing.  If you wish, you could […]

Paper Entry form to download

The paper entry form will be available from 25 July at local nurseries, the Botanic Garden, and Woolgoolga Seniors however, feel free to download your own copy.

Some tips for the Spring Garden Competition

A Little About the Comp and Some Hints Each September, the Coffs Garden Club conduct a garden competition for home owners, renters, commercial/industrial properties and WaterWise gardens. There are many different categories in this competition and there is bound to be one suitable for most folk. The competition is usually launched the last Saturday in […]

July 2020 – Kalanchoe

image Sandra Reid Insert Sue’s info Being in the grip of winter we are looking for something to give us a burst of colour and interest in our gardens. Well look no further, as hardy Kalanchoe make for a wonderful splash of colour with many vibrant shades available. Kalanchoe are a bush succulent and belong […]

Major point of consideration in Judging – Garden Design

image Margaret Hunt Please don’t be ‘put off’ by all this information about points of consideration in judging a garden. Rather, treat it as background knowledge to various elements found in a garden, which are subliminal and most probably you’ve  unwittingly used them in your garden anyway. Your garden is your haven and primarily used […]

Major point of consideration in judging – Lawn or Substitute

image Jeannine Young Always a bit tricky this aspect of judging. Lawn is fairly easy to assess, it should be neatly presented – mown (but not just before the judge walks through your gate), edges trimmed and be in excellent health (see image above of a very well presented lawn). Substitute is a little bit […]

Major point of consideration in judging – General Appeal

image Maria Bell General Appeal – your garden obviously brings you much joy and the overall appeal of the garden space should be inviting for the visitor too. Achieving that harmony is a difficult, exciting and sometimes bewildering task with such diversity in plants available these days. It can also be fun to see what […]

Major point of consideration in judging – Selection and Condition of Plants

Selection and Condition of Plants – When choosing new plants for your garden a combination and variety of plants have to be chosen for their compatibility bearing in mind the use of colour, form and variety with repetition. Accents and focal points serve to make a garden more interesting, so selection has to be a […]