Linda Leggott is the new Garden Club Convener for Myall U3A

Linda Leggott is the new Garden Club Convener for Myall U3A.


A SMALL group of Myall U3A Gardeners met last week at The Old Library, Hawks Nest, to plan the future direction of the Club.

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Linda Leggott has very kindly offered to act as the new Garden Club Convener because Norma Glen has recently stepped down from this position.

Norma has been extremely creative when organising activities for the Club and she will continue to participate and advise.

The Group discussed what they were doing with their gardens this winter, what they were planting and most importantly, what knowledge or ideas they need to improve their gardens.

A popular idea was to form a community garden which could involve the wider community of Hawks Nest, Tea Gardens.

Members were also enthusiastic about researching the richness and diversity of our local fauna and flora and what to plant to encourage our native birds, bees and other wildlife.

This will be a rich and rewarding project for the group, combined with visits to private and botanical gardens.

Of course members will continue to bring their show and tell plants and discuss gardening tips.

The Myall U3A Garden Group does not need to be reminded of the joys of gardening. Modern life is often stressful and a beautiful garden becomes our own personal oasis.

Gardening is a slow process and it helps us to relax and lower stress levels.

Our minds can rejoice in the peace that a garden can offer.

Linda closed the meeting with her favourite quote about gardening from Julie Moir Messervey, ‘The Inward Garden (1995) “ I have found through the years of practice, that people garden to make things grow, to interact with nature, to share and find sanctuary for healing and to honour the earth and leave a mark. Through gardening we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.”

If anyone would like to join the Myall U3A Garden Club, please email us at: We would love to welcome you to our monthly meetings.



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