Monday, 30 April 2007

Garden Club Trip

I was up early Saturday morning to wait for my Garden Club buddies to pick me up for our trip to Pt Augusta. We have 5 Garden Clubs in our region (or zone) and every six months we meet for a friendly get together. We hear news from the Garden Clubs of Australia Inc, visit local gardens, have good food and a great time.

We travelled for about an hour and a half and arrived just in time for morning tea. Yummy home made cakes, sandwiches and biscuits and a well needed cuppa.
The weather was cool and although a bit breezy the showers that we had driven through held off during the day.

The first garden was just a short walk up the road . The lady who owned the garden was in fact in hospital so I thought she was very kind allowing about fifty people to stomp around her garden. She knew we were all gardeners and wouldn't do it any harm!!

She grew the best Citrus trees I've seen in a while and due to being situated on the coast and not getting our harsh frosts, their gardens seemed almost Tropical. Growing Hibiscus, Bougainvillea and one that was my mum's favourite, Frangipani.

A shaded area had some truly beautiful plants in it.

Back to the club rooms we then set off to see the foreshore area and do some shopping in some 'real shops' for a change.
Then round the corner to the club for lunch and more yummy food.

After cutting and eating a birthday cake to celebrate Pt Augusta Garden Clubs 30th birthday we were off to another garden.

A huge shade house with wonderful ferns, Bromeliads and water feature lead out to a garden full of Australian native mainly Eremophilas.

This garden also had a great display of succulent plants that I don't know the names of.

Back in the car for the long trip home, we followed the rain back along very wet roads to find that our own gardens didn't even need watering having had a lovely day of showery rainfall!

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