Members' Information

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Garden Club Meetings --- How they work
Monthly meetings: 4th Thursday of the month 
Aldgate Village Well, 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate SA
Doors open at 7:15 pm, meeting commences at 7:30 pm
Daytime visits to gardens, nurseries etc. or workshops will occur occasionally
Format of Monthly Meetings --
Show Bench:

Members bring along flowers from their garden creating a beautiful display of seasonal diversity. Members then vote for their two favourites and the plant considered to be the most unusual. The Show bench is a friendly competition with an overall winner announced at the end of the year. Its also a great way to learn or debate the name of your flower with other members.

Raffle:

A monthly fundraiser that helps keep membership fees low. Members bring along potted plants, produce or gardening books to raffle off on the night.

Monthly programmed event: 

A varied and diverse program of invited speakers share their fields of expertise.

Supper: 

A 20 minute break allows members to have a chat with a cuppa.

Until COVID restrictions are lifted, we are unable to share food but individually served biscuits will be provided.

Formal part of the meeting: 

Low key but 'formal' part of the night administering the club. Minutes, treasurer report, correspondence, membership updates, generating lists of expressions of interest for upcoming events and sharing garden club information with members.

The evening concludes around 9.30pm.

Join Up

Membership is renewed annually from 1 March
Special - due to COVID-19 restrictions,  members who paid subscriptions by 1 September 2020 secured extended membership until February 2022
For new members joining between March and August 2021, annual fees are: 

Single : $22 - or $37 if including Gardening Clubs of Australia quarterly magazine subscription

Double $33 - or $48 if including Gardening Clubs of Australia quarterly magazine subscription

50% discount if joining after 1 September

Direct payment of fees is appreciated. Banking details: 
BSB 105079 Account no. 305225140 in the name of Stirling Hills Garden Club (or SHGC) 

Gift subscriptions are also available. If you would like to gift a membership or join up

 contact us for more details

Paid up members receive a membership card entitling you to additional benefits:

Present your card for Discounts to Members:

Crafers Garden Centre  -- Garden Depot, Mt Barker -- Karkoo Nursery, Oakbank -- 
-- Smoult Horticultural Suppliers 

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Recurring annual meetings

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Cuttings Swap
May 

May is traditionally when we bring cuttings from our gardens (or friends gardens) to share.

For those that have not been before these are some guidelines.

  • Members bring cuttings, rooted cuttings, bulbs, corms, rhizomes etc.

  • Usually cuttings are 30 cm or more in length and are tied together in some way. 

  • Try to label everything you bring.

  • Bring your own pen, texta or pencil and paper bags, and something you can label cuttings you are taking home.

PROPAGATION NOTES​

Winter Warmers
July meeting

 

Members bring either a soup, main course or dessert to share.

A roster of who will bring what dish is prearranged at the previous meeting or contact our President if you need to check.

Progressive lunch
November

Morning tea, lunch and desert are shared in different gardens of  our members. Move between the gardens for each part of the day.