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Galston Garden Club

Our Social committee has been very busy organising interesting Guest speakers for our meetings and upcoming outings. The guest speaker this month was Ken Bradley, the Garden Clubs Australia representative on the committee for the Remembrance Driveway from Canberra to Sydney. The Remembrance Driveway commemorates those who have served in the ADF from World War II up to and including subsequent wars or operational theatres around the world in defence of our nation. The hope is that as people see this living memorial garden that runs, from garden, and we will remember those who serve and sacrice for our country. He spoke of the support given by the RMS, sponsors and public support as they maintain, improve and grow the garden. Each rest stop along the highway is named after a Victoria Cross awardee; there are currently 18 in NSW and 5 in Canberra, each with a plaque to read the citation. The committee is currently researching all names on cenotaphs and in our local area of Galston. They are trying to nd any information about the Wilson family who are on the cenotaph. Please contact Ken Bradley via the RMS web page or www.remeberancedriveway.org.au if you know of the family or have any information to assist them. Our Guest Speaker for April will be Leanne Johnson, an Environmental Scientist speaking on Bush care and Native Plants.

Each month we have a time in the meeting for Show and Tell. This is an encouraging time as members bring in plants and owers from their gardens to display and share growing tips or diculties. It may be a plant, owering bulb, a tricky plant to bring to ower or just the excitement of a beautiful rose. From the unusual to the common, the gardener is encouraged, and there is much pride in sharing their passion with like-minded and appreciative people.

The Open Gardens committee is making preliminary preparations for this year’s Open Gardens Weekend, so save the dates of 19th, 20th and 21st October. If you are a garden owner who would like to be a part of the Open Gardens weekend, or if you know someone who might be interested in being part of our Open Gardens weekend, the Open Gardens Committee is always on the lookout for new gardens to maintain the variety of ditherently styled gardens in the district. Please contact Bill Fleming our Open Gardens Convenor on 96532394 or email: weming@primusonline. com.au if you would like to be a part of this wonderful event. We hope to see you at one of our club meetings and to join us for another happy gardening year.

Garden Club meets on the 2nd Weds of the month at the Galston Community Centre 37 Arcadia Rd., Galston 8.00pm, new members are warmly welcomed. For other information, visit our website: www.galstongardenclub.com.au