How does your gar­den club grow

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS - SHAUN McMANUS

PAST and present mem­bers of the Derwent Val­ley Gar­den Club cel­e­brated its 20th an­niver­sary with a high tea at Red­lands.

Pres­i­dent Liz Fraser said about 50 peo­ple turned up to cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary.

“It was great, and every­one loved catch­ing up with oth­ers,” Mrs Fraser said.

“Some of the orig­i­nal mem­bers ar­rived and every­one was de­lighted.

“The weather was lovely, and Red­lands gar­dens were a pic­ture.”

Derwent Val­ley coun­cil­lor Paul Belcher handed life mem­ber­ship to Colin and Wendy Jones, and Mavis Beat­tie on the day.

The club does a lot of work for the com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing the main­te­nance of the Stephen St ceme­tery, and it aims to help put a veg­etable gar­den into ev­ery school in the re­gion.

A group of 12 mem­bers left for New Zealand yes­ter­day to take in some of the coun­try’s best gar­dens.

The club is hold­ing its an­nual fundraiser, Open Gar­dens in the Val­ley, late next month.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.