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.
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 tables exhibits over the year.
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. Carpooling is encouraged to allow all members the opportunity to attend outings. This is done at 9:15am at the Botanic Garden. We usually have a BYO morning tea at the first garden or other designated location. Full details will be available from the CHGC Newsletter (which is emailed to members) 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.
The Garden Club meet at the Botanic Garden Display Room the THIRD Saturday of the month Jan-Nov (unless otherwise advised).
We ask members to be there at 1:30pm to place their exhibits on the Competition Table, have an opportunity to browse the Trading Table and have a natter. The actual meeting kicks off after the judging of the competition table (usually 15 min). At the moment we are still having a BYO afternoon tea due to COVID.