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Grafton and District Garden Club

New meeting venue next month is the Joan Muir Centre, 194 Turf Street Grafton (Clarence Village).

Meetings are still the first Thursday of the month ie: August 4 from 10am to noon.

$2 charge on entry, coffee, tea, milk and sugar supplied by the club.

If you would like to bring something to share for morning tea that would be lovely but not essential.

We will have our Table of Interest and look at repotting an orchid with Rosie.

And our guest speaker will be talking about our favourite purple tree; the Jacaranda.

There are still seats available on our bus trip to Alstonville. Non-members are welcome on Saturday July 23 when we are heading to the Quota Craft & Garden Fair at Alstonville.

$40 for the bus. BYO lunch. Pick up from South Grafton, Grafton and Maclean

Call Action Coaches to book on 6643 4354 or call in and see them at 370 Fry Street Grafton. Payment to be made to Action Coaches.

The cost does not include $5 entry to the Fair, to be paid in cash. All proceeds go to Quota’s local projects.


7.30am – Pickup from Grafton Library

7.45am – Pickup from South Grafton Post Office

8.15am – Pickup from Maclean, Ferry Park

Spend the morning at the Quota Craft and Garden Fair at Alstonville showground.

Our next stop will be for lunch at the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Garden where you can relax and enjoy your BYO lunch. Action Coaches will supply tea, coffee and snacks/sweets.

Plenty of time to also have a good look around the gardens.

The plan is to head home about 2.30pm, eta approximately 4.30pm in Grafton, stopping at Maclean & South Grafton drop offs on the way. 

If you think you might buy plants, please bring a box or tub. They will go under the bus in the luggage compartment.

Label your purchases with a pen or a ribbon to avoid any confusion.

New members are always welcome, it is only $10 a year to join.

For more information send an email to [email protected] or ring Jane on 0438 593 032. Also find and follow us on Facebook.

Jane Rhodes