November 2016 Guest Speaker David Borton

Our guest speaker for the evening was club member David Borton who spoke on his trekking trip to Nepal. David presented a wonderful insight into the country and it’s peoples. This trip was 14 days long and organised by www.slowtrekking.com starting from Kathmandu with 10 travellers and 10 porters. The group walked a total of 160km through the mountains and valleys along the Annapurna Circuit visiting Chitwan, Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu. The cost of the trip was $3400.

Please contact David Borton for more information.

Dragon Lily

Hi fellow garden club members  l just wanted to share my Dragon lily with the garden club. It only flowers once a year in November the main big flower was broken in the storm on October 9th but these are still stunning and stinky   The colour is the look of luxury the smell is not .
Gaylene and Peter

Reminder to all members

Hello Members,
A reminder of next Monday’s meeting at 7.30pm on 21st November. The speaker for the night is our own Club Member David Borton who will give a talk on trekking in Nepal. 

The November Garden Walk is to be held at Anne & Roger Herrod’s, 24 Old Warburton Road, Warburton and is the first evening walk for season starting at 5.30pm. BYO everything except tea and coffee, barbecue facilities available.

Also please be aware if you are coming to the Christmas Social to be held on December 12th payment needs to be made at this Monday’s Meeting or at the Garden Walk on the 28th November at 5.30pm. $20pp or $25 for non-members.

Best Regards

Anne Herrod

Secretary UYVGC

October 2016 Meeting – Special Awards

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An unexpected visit from Don Rickerby, President of the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria, Jennifer Rickerby, Secretary of RHSV and Paul Crowe former Principal of the State Schools Nursery, patron of the Kevin Heinz Foundation and active in the Nurseryman’s Association, surprised Kevin and upset the agenda planned for the evening.

This visit was for the presentations of the John Pascoe Fawkner Award to Bob Shelden and Kevin Hince for their outstanding service to horticulture, community activities and their service to the Upper Yarra Valley Garden Club over many years. These awards have been almost a year in the planning and have been organised with the utmost secrecy much to the surprise of the recipients. Thanks to Shirley, Jenny, Joy, Janet and Ros.