Friday, 5 May 2017

May 2017 Outing to Taylors Arm

This outing was on Thursday 4 May 2017 and we were holding our breath that the weather would hold for the day AND IT DID.

First stop was Perry's Lemon Myrtle Farm - and what a greeting....... we had everything flavoured with lemon myrtle - from infused tea, dip, cheesecake and ice cream, all beautifully set up ready for us.

The Perry family established one of the very first commercial lemon myrtle plantations over 20 years ago at Taylors Arm. The area surrounding their farm is just so picturesque with rolling hills, valleys and abundant creeks.

Some lemon myrtle trees can be seen growing in a small grove atop the hill.

We were given an educational talk on the growing and processing of lemon myrtle, along with some information about the products that are sold from their farm shop. 

This lot sounded like giggling school girls when they saw a phallic shaped plant, which I believe is called Trichocereus bridgesii. Girls I think a quick Google search may inform you more about this plant, it can pack a punch.

Some members with their booty from the farm shop - there were lots of bargains to be had and some wonderful products to choose from.

The Pub With No Beer was our lunch destination where there was some rather serious talk by the look of this image to the right.

There WAS beer at this Pub and it was delicious! We were also joined by our Garden Clubs of Australia Zone Co-ordinator, Marion Watts and hubby Bryan, it was lovely to see them again.

Our last stop was at Pelicans Landing Garden Centre at Nambucca Heads, what a gem this nursery is - everything was just pristine and it was jam-packed with goodies. Members embraced its wonderful array with relish and purchased living reminders of this terrific outing. 

Thanks has to go once again to Pat Roser who did an outstanding job at organising this fabulous outing - it was great fun.


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