August 18, 2016
by Gloria Kirkness
The Nanango and Districts Garden Club celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a special morning tea at Ringsfield House recently.
The club was founded in 1991, and members meet on the first Thursday of each month – except January – at different gardens in the Nanango area to share tips about better gardening.
To commemorate the milestone anniversary, female club members wore floral hats and dresses, which added bright splashes of colour to Ringsfield’s verandah.
Students from St. Patrick’s Primary School provided some light entertainment by singing selected songs about flowers, then stayed on to enjoy morning tea with the club.
Garden club member Graham Vercoe also unveiled a book he had written for the anniversary – ‘Celebration of Gardening’ – which was compiled from the club‘s minutes and newsletters, with the help and memories of many current and former club members.
This $5 book is now available for purchase from the club’s Secretary.
Ms Lee Moles, the Ambassador for the Queensland Council of Garden Clubs, was a special guest speaker at the event, and she gave a very interesting talk about her work with the QCGC.
After the morning tea concluded, the club announced it had arranged a bus trip to the Nambour Garden Expo.
That trip proved to be a very successful and enjoyable day for everyone who went.