Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Secret Valley Plants Woolgoolga

Secret Valley Nursery at Woolgoolga (58 River Street) will be closing on Friday for plant sales at that location.

They will attend the Harbourside Markets on the weekend (while they still continue). Sylvia and Simon will also sell their plants online. To visit their website, click hereOn their website you can see their full contact details. 

So, so difficult for businesses at this time. 

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Garden Clubs of Australia Bulletin No. 3

If you are looking to see the latest news from Garden Clubs of Australia (GCA) - read on. These Bulletins are a way for the GCA to the flow of information open to all affiliated clubs throughout Australia.

As there are so many clubs not holding their regular activities, we need to keep the information flowing to our members and this is just one way.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

21 March Club Meeting - CANCELLED

The Coffs Harbour Garden Club March meeting scheduled for tomorrow 21 March has been cancelled.

'Friendship through gardens'

Details of March Outing

This month we're off to Boambee for our outing on Thursday 26 March.

Either meet at 10am for morning tea at the Secret Garden Cafe or go directly to the Frogarium (Frog Zoo) at 11am.

Both the cafe and the Frogarium are located at the old Garden Mania site, 17 Lindsays Road, Boambee (see map).  

Unfortunately, the first garden had to pull out of our visit so we are only visiting the one destination this month.

$10 Pensioner
$15 otherwise

Lunch is at the Secret Garden Cafe (at the same address). Margaret has booked for 20 people, so please let her know if you will be attending the lunch. 

RSVP by Tue 24 Mar - text 0421 366 013 or email

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Bunnings BBQ Fundraising effort

Thanks to the CHGC members who helped during the recent Bunnings BBQ. It was HOT under that gazebo but the various teams worked well. Thanks to the Hunt family who were there with tongs in hand for the entire day!

The noon change over of teams

Friday, 28 February 2020

Cooling Sea Breezes for Outing

The outing on Thursday was held on a glorious day - quite warm, but there was a lovely cooling sea breeze in the coastal locations of Moonee Beach and Sapphire Beach.

Gathering for BYO morning tea at Moonee Creek estuary

Hugging the shade, as it turned out to be quite warm
CHGC President 'kicking back'

Wonderful opportunity for both Coffs & Woolgoolga members to chat

Thank you Corinne & John, your garden was a delight
Vanessa's courtyard pots - delightful

A hidden corner of beautiful potted foliage 
Thanks to Vanessa for opening her 'newish' garden

The combined members from Woolgoolga & Coffs Harbour Garden Clubs

Saturday, 22 February 2020

In Our Gardens This Month

Editor Sue has been excited to see some members send her some images of what is happening in their gardens. Thanks Sue, it looks fantastic.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Subtropical Paradise and an Eclectic China Collection

The combined outing for Woolgoolga and Coffs Harbour Garden Clubs was a cracking experience. Firstly we congregated along the Jetty foreshores picnic area for a shared morning tea.

Claudia pointing out the huge Camphor Laurel
The first garden designed and owned by Claudia Neville ( was an absolute treat to visit. The garden runs down quite a steep incline over three blocks.

Hard to appreciate, but there were over 30 people in this garden

A real paradise
The second garden visited held an amazing collection of fine bone china - not as you would expect in a display cabinet, but out in the open with succulents growing in them!

These tea sets were set atop pavers
It was fun for us to recognise many china patterns we have in our own homes.

As seen from this image, there were a LOT of teasets
'Friendship through Gardens' 

Its a Wrap

As can be seen from the image to the left, there is absolutely NOTHING left at Jim's.

There were some plants left over and these will be nurtured by members and brought in to meetings for the Trading Table. So Jim's legacy will live on!

Thanks has to go to all the members who assisted in the lead up to the sale, over the sale weekend or were part of the backyard blitz team who did the final clean up. We even had two or three kind-hearted folk assist at the clean up who didn't have a vested interest in the sale - they just wanted to be a part of the action! 

Treasurer Geoff will give a full breakdown of the sale at the meeting 15 February.

This month continues to be a busy one with the monthly meeting on Sat 15th, outing to Sapphire Beach Thurs 27th and a Bunnings BBQ on Sat 29th. We look forward to lots of member participation at these events.

Once again thank you to team CHGC, you did an amazing job.

Flower of the Month - for the Entire Year!

This year it has been decided to help members really plan for and cultivate their Flower-of-the-Month entry on the competition table by giving advance notice of what flower will be featured each month for the whole year. So, here it is - the advance planning notice. If you haven't got all these plants in your garden, now is the time to get one and start loving it like crazy and feeding it up. 

January - Fuchia
February - Rudbeckia 
March - Camellia Sasanqua 
April - Plectranthus 
May - Banksia 
June - Grevillea
July - Kalanchoe
August - Kangaroo Paw
September - Rose
October - Geranium
November - Petunia

There will still be information about the flower of the month featured on this site each month.