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Members and guests are welcome to attend all meetings.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from January to November.   THE EXCEPTION THIS YEAR will be our June meeting will be one week earlier because ‘Cooly Rocks on’ needs our meeting room!!!

Our annual Flower and Garden Show is held on a Saturday in September (please see this link for details)….. In 2018 it will be on Saturday September 29th.

The December meeting is replaced by a Christmas Luncheon which includes an award ceremony.

Meeting Venue South Tweed Sports Club. downstairs Auditorium,  4 Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads ….  More information can be sought by ringing 0412638373….    

FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW on Saturday September 29th. 2018  SEE SCHEDULE Page

Next ‘General’ Meeting: 2018  – Monday  March 12th.. .…. The Guest Speaker will be the WOLLUMAIN GOURMET MUSHROOMS – bring along some spare change just in case they will have some of their products for sale…..

102  members found Senior Constable Brad Foster from the Crime Prevention Bureau.  was a mine of information at our February meeting!!!  One hour was not enough for him to tell us of the bad scams lurking around in our software – scary it was!!! 

Our A.G.M.   was a tremendous success!!  .. The  Guest Speaker was John Turnbull, bushland consultant from the Tweed Shire Council

Guest Speakers for 2018 – January Jan Pilgrim Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers …/  February – Crime Prevention Tweed Heads Police ….

Guest Speakers in 2017 were….. January  Bob Brown  ‘Miracle Grow’ fertilizer..   February  Nev Ludwig – orchids ..  March – Friends of the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens ..  April Rocky Point Mulching …  May Kate Hefferan Australasian Botanical Garden …   June  -.Len Norup from the Queensland  Camellia Society….. July – Gordon Smith African Violets  ….  August Earthlife soil balancing made easy…  September will be the Flower & Garden Show …  October was about Hippeastrums…. November John Turnbull, bushland consultant.

FOLLOWING OUR AGM Meeting on November 13th. we again decided  our chosen charity for our annual donation  was the Wedge Tail Palliative Care Home at Murwillumbah.

Meeting Times – Please respect these times.  Daylight Saving favours NSW!!

8.00 am Hall is open for set up staff only.
8.30 am Hall is open for entry and benching commences.
8.45 am (approx) Cuttings Table is open for business.
8.45 am Trading Table commences selling.
Morning Tea available from when announced until 9.45 am.
10.00 am Meeting starts.

Cost: $3 entry fee paid at the door includes:

  • Morning Tea
  • A greeter to show you around if you are a visitor
  • A chance to win the Lucky Door Prize
  • Benching Display (usually over 40 exhibits)
  • Interesting guest speaker
  • Opportunity to purchase inexpensive potted plants, cuttings and fertilizers
  • Opportunity to book a bus trip
  • Opportunity to buy raffle tickets
  • Information on Environmental Weeds

Members have an extensive garden related library

BUS TRIPS: Bus trips are arranged frequently for club members and their friends…..   SEE EVENTS PAGE for up-to-date information

LIBRARY: Books and Magazines are available for club members to borrow free of charge

TRADING TABLE: Members bring potted plants or garden produce for sale. No sales before 8am.

BRING and BUY TABLE: Members bring in excess pruning’s and cuttings. All cuttings, bulbs, seeds and plants are available for a small price. Proceeds go to the club

BEGONIA GROUP: Meets at 9.30am on the 3rd Monday of the month at a venue to be nominated (usually a member’s garden).  Ring Pat 55346188