Events and Meetings

Each month we enjoy visiting local gardens or places of interest, these visits are looked forward to and it is a brilliant way for us to discover hidden delights in our region, with the excellent company of like-minded folk. Our meetings include many activities, please scroll down to see what they are.

What Happened at our recent events

Its a Wrap

As can be seen from the image above, there is absolutely NOTHING left from Jim’s Massive Plant Sale. There were some plants left over however these were taken home by

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Massive Plant Sale

1A York Street, Coffs Harbour Sat 1 Feb and Sun 2 Febuary 2020 8:00am – 4:00pm each day or until sold out This sale features a dedicated and passionate propagator’s

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Monthly Meetings : Competition Table

About the competition table: This is an opportunity for our members to display their beautiful blooms, potted plants, fruits and vegetables at our monthly meetings AND go into the running for prizes at the end of the year.  There are two CHGC members who volunteer to judge this monthly competition. After the November meeting all cumulative points are processed to find 1st, 2nd and 3rd place-getters. There is also a random prize draw for anyone who has tabled exhibits over the year.

    • Entry is FREE
    • There are bottles provided but you may want to bring your entries already in bottles – this saves time!
    • You can have as many or as few entries as you wish in each category.
    • When you enter the meeting room and after signing the attendance book (for insurance purposes) you will find a box containing numbered yellow envelopes on the competition table.
    • Just pick up the next envelope in line.
    • Write that number with your name against it in the competition table book.
    • Place your entries in the various categories with your allocated little number close to your entry.
    • Return the envelope to the back of the number box.
    • If you are concerned about what category to place your specimen, just ask any of the members who regularly have entries on the Table, or Margaret who does the judging.
    • The Royal Horticultural Society of NSW Judging Standards and Guidelines for Horticultural Competitions and Exhibitions have been used in drawing up this list and their judging.

Competition Table Categories

Single Stem

Azalea
Bulb, Corm or Rhizome
Camellia
Cut Flower single
Flower of the Month
Flowering Shrub
Native
Orchid (cur or pot)
Rose, Hybrid Tea/Mini/Multi stem
Shrub
Vine or Climber

Bunch/Collection

Cut Flowers, Bunch
(same flower, 5 or more cuts)
Cut Flowers, collection
(different flowers, 5 or more cuts)
Herbs, Bunch single variety
(5 or more cuts)
Herbs, collection
(more than 3 different herbs)
Vine or Climber

Pots

Bonsai 
Cacti or Succulent
Fern 
Bromeliad 
Flowering Pot Plant 
Non-flowering Pot Plant
Orchid (cut or pot)

Fruit & Vegetable

Fruit, small (3 pieces), Large (1 piece)
Vegetable, small (x 3), Large (x1)
Leaves, bunch (x 5)
Vegetables, Collection (more than 3 varieties)

 

Floral Art

Bench space allowed less than 30cm

Most Interesting Plant

This may be anything which you consider interesting.

Regular Activities at Monthly Meetings

  • Gardener’s Diary – often we are lucky enough to have members who like to share their knowledge at meetings and give Powerpoint presentations.  These presentations will also be available from this website, so if you miss the meeting there is an opportunity to recap. At other times during the year members who have been away visiting other points of interest and gardens give a presentation too. If you are a member of the club and would like to give a short presentation please contact any of the Executive.
  • Guest speakers – Various speakers cover life skills and/or professional experience at various meetings throughout the year – usually pertaining to gardens/gardening.
  • Trading Table – Members bring plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables which are sold to other members at a very small cost for the benefit of the club (funds contribute towards subsidising the Christmas function).
  • Social Interaction – Our meetings are always a great opportunity for like minded folk to enjoy each other’s company.
  • Extensive library – Our library addresses many different gardening subjects, including DVDs and specialist texts for most gardening requirements. If you would like to borrow books etc they are available from the cupboard at the rear of the room – please fill in the book of what’s been borrowed/returned.
  • Monthly outings – members can enjoy visits each month to gardens, specialist growers and other places of interest. These outings are on the last Thursday of each month. We usually have a BYO morning tea at the first garden or other designated location. Full details will be available from the CHGC Newsletter and the CHGC Calendar. We now share our outings with the Woolgoolga Garden Club and the days are always very interesting. The outing concludes with a lunch somewhere nearby the last garden – you don’t have to attend, only if you’ve the time. If you would like to carpool could you please contact: presidentchgc@gmail.com

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