There is only a week left before the Canowindra Garden Club hold their Garden Expo at “Gayton”, the beautiful and tranquil garden of Anne and Mark Ward.
The Saturday event will feature market stalls with Perennialle Plants, Eureka Plants, Majors Mulch and Quandialla Candle Company. Horticulturalist and media identity Elizabeth Swane will be a guest speaker at the Expo. As a member of one of Australia’s best-known rose-growing families, Elizabeth brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.
Beginning as a nursery apprentice, Elizabeth has worked in all areas of the nursery, from propagation to productions, retail and wholesale sales, as well as 14 years on Sydney gardening talk back radio 702 Weekends with Simon Marnie.
Using the living examples found at “Gayton”, Elizabeth will discuss perfect partners – roses and perennials. She believes a handson passion for practical gardening and a cheerful “have a go” philosophy go a long way to making anyone a good gardener.
The second guest speaker at the Garden Expo will be Sally Bourne of Sally Bourne Landscapes, a local business which has been in operation for more than twenty years. Sally leapt into the industry, gaining her Structural Landscape License and worked on commercial and residential developments,
schools and play spaces, private gardens, and public open spaces for local
government around Sydney’s Upper North Shore and Northern Beaches.
Sally’s living portfolio throughout the Central West includes countless small and large scale private landscapes including Parkes Rotary Arboretum Park, the main street roundabouts in Grenfell, Canowindra Public School and the new Fitness Path project. Sally will speak about the basics of garden
design – breaking a site into zones/functions, identifying climate, good soil preparation, planting times, maintenance tips and much more.
The Garden Expo will take place on Saturday 7 November from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Entry is $12 and includes a delicious Devonshire Tea. All proceeds from the event go towards local groups including Raising a Roof for the Read Triplets and Canowindra Garden Club projects. For catering purposes, please RSVP to Anne Ward on 6344 3262.