The cemetery memorial garden has been given a spruce up by the Canowindra Garden Club.
Canowindra Garden Club President Carolyn Wythes said Tommy Jeffs proposed the idea of planting out the existing garden at the memorial wall and rotunda at the cemetery.
This area had been previously planted and a watering system was established by the high school students.
“At a meeting of the Club we agreed as it was a very good community project. The club is interested in helping with community beautification of the town via gardens,” Mrs Wythes said.
We have taken an active part in the community consultation for the Canowindra Masterplan.”
Historically the garden club established the rose garden at Morris Park and is always looking for projects that could be engaged with. COVID-19 has put a stop to this over the past two years.
“Rosemary was used as it is a symbol for remembrance in war and funerals and drought-tolerant,” Mrs Wythes said.
The club liaised with Cabonne Council to reconnect the water to the cemetery and all goods for the garden were purchased from local shops.
There was a new water line and tap and installing a drip system for the garden. The garden club is also going to paint the posts and seats in the gazebo to make the area more welcoming.
Anyone can join the Canowindra Garden Club. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month, between March and November. If you’re interested in gardening or would like to mingle with like-minded people, the garden club could be for you.
They meet at different venues enabling members to see and discuss garden styles. COVIDsafe rules apply.
For more information contact 0427 441 172 and Linda Guthrie from the newsagent is a good contact point.