Gardeners enjoyed Creswick
ON a very brisk and cool morning, 27 keen gardeners from Euroa Garden Club boarded a bus for a trip to Creswick and surrounding areas.
In the capable hands of bus driver Carmel from Walters Bus Lines, the group headed off down the freeway.
After several hours they arrived at the Gardens of St Erth, where those able a walk around the rather steep gardens were enjoyed.
Before leaving, many stopped at their nursery where lots of plants were purchased.
Lunch was held in the Daylesford Botanical Gardens where Deb Ellis provided a very lovely and healthy meal.
Next stop was at Overwrought Garden Art where an amazing display of wrought iron metalwork was for sale.
Of course many items were purchased.
Then on to Lambley’s Nursery and Gardens, where members were shown their amazing gardens with plants from all over the world. Still more plants were purchased.
The overnight stay was at Barkly Motorlodge in Ballarat, which is owned and operated by former Euroa resident John Trotter along with his parents Faye and Ray.
A lovely place to stay and visitors were spoilt by Faye’s fantastic dinner menu.
Up bright and early next morning the group visited a delightful private garden in Creswick.
More nurseries were visited including Blackwood Ridge Nursery, which had an amazing assortment of plants, and of course they did really good business out of the group.
Once again Deb provided a delightful lunch, and then it was time to head home.
On the journey home the group happened to come across another nursery, and so many more plants were purchased.
This was a very delightful two days away, and the storage area under the bus was just loaded up with plants - so lots of planting to be done.