Gardens Of The Downs Next Major Event

Gardens of the Downs next major event , A Gardening Information Day will be held on Wednesday 10th of August 2016 at the Pittsworth Function Centre in Hume Street. The event will have a similar format to last year’s very successful Rose Day. Local nurserywoman Penny McKinlay has organised three specialists to come and pass on some of their knowledge.

Barbara McGeogh will be giving advice on tree planting.  Barbara and her husband James own Emaho, which is a huge advanced tree farm on the hillsides of Hampton. They export to China and advise on all aspects of treeplanting to various local councils all over Australia.  Barbara is also highly proficient in creating formal gardens and in keeping fit with traditional herbs and nutritional vegetables.

Sarah Caldwell and her husband David own Mole Station Native nursery on the Mole River outside Tenterfield. Sarah’s knowledge and love of indigenous species is extensive. How we use all of these in our landscaping and enhancing our environment will be a large part of her lecture.

Chief organiser Penny McKinlay is the seventh generation of her family to live in Pittsworth and has been involved in the nursery trade for over 40 years. She loves to help people create a cool, colourful environment for their home and family. In her talk Penny will concentrate on the tough exotics that survive well in our area.

Participants will have the chance to ask advice on a range of issues. and there will be a number of plants on sale. Cost of $35 includes morning tea and lunch.

The Seminar  is a fund raiser for the Gardens of the Downs committee, which has now held Open Garden events at Millmerran, Pittsworth and Allora. Over 20 gardens have been open, and more than $5,000 raised for various charities.

To book your Forum tickets please ring Belinda McKinlay on 0427 932 033.

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