Thursday, 10 September 2015

September Outing

Details of the next outing from the Program Committee: (images were unavailable to upload)

September 25th 2015 Outing (Friday)

Les and Brenda Lawrence’s award winning garden
18 Caba Close, Boambee.
An excerpt from the Coffs Coast Advocate after one of their ‘wins’.
WHEN Les Lawrence talks about his garden his face lights up. This is a man who has obviously enjoyed and indulged in a life-long passion of getting his hands dirty.
It has been 20 years since Mr. Lawrence and his wife Brenda first moved into their Boambee property and the garden they have created has transformed this once barren, boring block into a stunner and this year's "Champion Garden" in the Spring Garden Competition.
"I started it from scratch by bringing bush rock from Grafton," Mr. Lawrence said.
"Moving and cementing in all those rocks as borders for the garden beds gave me quite a workout but it was worth it."
"I started by planting trees so I could get some shade and then it all grew from there."
It certainly did. Mr. Lawrence's garden now includes an impressive mix of natives, tropicals, exotics, plenty of colour and perfume, fruit trees, rainforest trees, an immaculate lawn - "the secret is in the fertiliser" - and some great focal points.
"We're on tank water so we built a large garden hut over the tank which is a terrific place to entertain as it overlooks the garden. I've also put in a fountain and some bits and pieces we've picked up at garage sales around the garden to give some interest as well as a couple of benches so I can take a seat when I need a break."
 From Coffs Harbour: 
·         Depart Harbour Dr toward Grafton St / Pacific Hwy / A1
·         Go past the Health Campus and through the Bunnings roundabout
·         Take the first exit on the left to Toormina/ Sawtell and turn right at the stop sign top of the exit
·         Cross the bridge past Boambee School and follow Lindsay’s Rd to Caba Close which is off on  the right
We will be meeting at 10am.
Please BYO morning tea which we will have under the pergola before making our way to The Lakes.
Lakes Retirement Village
From Coffs Harbour: 
·         Depart Harbour Dr toward Grafton St / Pacific Hwy / A1
·         0.1 km Turn left onto Grafton St / Pacific Hwy / A1
COFFS HARBOUR HOTEL on the corner
·         2.9 km Turn right onto North Boambee Rd
·         0.3 km Turn right onto Lakes Dr
·         0.3 km Arrive at 1 Lakes Drive New South Wales 2450
The last intersection is Menindee Cirt, If you reach Wallace Cirt, you've gone too

Bob Wray will show us around and hopefully a couple of award winning gardens as well. This complex normally wins its section in the Spring Garden Competition so is well worth the look.
Please BYO lunch which we will have at the community centre.

Those that would like to car pool please meet at Botanic Gardens at 9:30am.

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