A Special Garden Club Zone Friendship Day

Mary Gibson, Rachel White and Sylvia Welsh from Talarm Garden Club.

TALARM Garden Club members enjoyed a beautiful day out at the North Coast Botanic Gardens in Coffs Harbour, at Coffs and Woolgoolga Garden Clubs of Australia’s Zone Friendship Day on Thursday 27 October.

“We mingled with old and new friends of other garden clubs from Bellingen, South West Rocks and the Nambucca Valley,” President of the Talarm Garden Club, Sylvia Welsh told News Of The Area,

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Planned as a day of conviviality, around 50 Garden Club members met at the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden in Coffs Harbour for morning tea and a choice of three walks, finishing the get together with a leisurely lunch at Coffs Harbour Surf Club restaurant.

Zone Director Marion Watt officially welcomed attendees, speaking about the Garden Club ethos of building connections and friendship.

With the help of the volunteer guides from the Friends of the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, everyone enjoyed a morning tea meet ‘n’ greet between members from the six zones.

Graham Tupper, President of the Friends of the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden and volunteer guides introduced the three different walks offering a stroll through different types of plant communities, into the rainforest area, and talks about the plants of the North Coast and the relationship with the animals who inhabit them.

Each walk took in the newly opened glasshouse.

One group was lucky enough to witness a male koala enjoying the warm day.

“We know it is a male because later he reclined back to show us his chest with the distinctive brown patch stained by the scent gland he uses to rub his scent on trees,” said Graham.

Sylvia added, “The Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden is a wonderful refuge from the bustling town and it was a fine choice of venue for our Zone Friendship Day.

“Today we had the privilege of a guided tour through the Botanic Gardens and appreciated the knowledge we gained.
“The newly opened glasshouse was much admired.

“Gardeners are the magicians that bring a spark of beauty into the world.

“The Zone Friendship Day was enjoyed by all, and the morning tea and the weather got our full marks,” she said.

The Talarm Garden Club thanks the organisers for a delightful day.


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