Garden Clubs

Garden clubs and societies connect like-minded people to share plants, ideas and growing tips. These organisations are the backbone of the gardening community, where friendships are made and plant knowledge exchanged.

Bob Smith with a set of graded dahlia bloom measurers. On garden clubs and plant societies he says:
There is so much to be learnt from other growers and we enjoy the fellowship of like-minded people.
Image courtesy: Elizabeth Richards.

Some garden clubs hold competitions and support members in developing showing expertise. Others informally visit member's gardens and encourage each other's interests. Many gardeners also belong to national and international plant societies and these networks add to the mix of expertise. Members of local garden clubs also volunteer in public parks, such as the Orange Botanic Gardens, where they generously share their knowledge and plants with visitors.

Bob Montgomery and John Pierce admiring their native plant display at an Open Garden Day.
Image courtesy: Elizabeth Richards

Garden clubs of Orange and district include: the Millthorpe Garden Club; Molong Garden Club; Orange Garden Club; Orange Horticultural Society; Central West Dahlia Society; Orange Bonsai Society; Friends of the Orange Botanic Gardens; and Heritage Roses in Australia, Orange and Central Tablelands Branch.