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Our Meetings Program 2024


Stirling & Hills Garden Club

All meetings are held at the Village Well, Aldgate at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

23 February -

Gardens of Japan

Dorothy Whiterod will share the Japanese gardens she visited on a pre-Covid trip to Japan with Helen Lloyd.

23 March -

Annual General Meeting

Purdie Bowden will talk via Zoom about the Watson Micro Forest in Canberra and its community benefits. This will feature on Gardening Australia later in the year.

27 April -

Wood with Ron Allen

An interesting talk on how to make better use of your wood than putting it in your combustion heater - presented by a master woodturner with expert knowledge of woods' characteristics

25 May -

Topiary Pruning of Trees and Shrubs Ollie Graham from Valley Horticulture, Mylor will talk on how to go about creating works of art by pruning of shrubs and trees. Ollie will also bring plants for sale.

28 May

1.30pm- 3.30pm Sunday

 Cuttings Day

At an Aldgate garden- details will be provided to members

22 June - MOVED TO 29 June


27 July 6.30pm-10pm Thursday

‘Winter Warmers’

An evening for members and partners with warm and wonderful dishes to share.

24 August -

A talk on ‘Ikebana’ (Japanese flower arranging)

28 September 

Garden Design - Jamie McIlwain of Hills Classic Gardens is an award winning landscape designer and constructer and is passionate about creating elegant and unique landscapes.

15 October 2.00pm to 4.30pm Sunday

Highcroft Garden - in conjunction with National Gardening Week

231 Mail Rd Harrogate

Highcroft Garden at Harrogate - Visit and afternoon tea at Maureen and Chris Highet’s 2 acre Mediterranean garden at its most spectacular time of year. Cost will be $20 per person for the visit including afternoon tea.

26 October -

Fire Resilient Gardening – Danielle Clode, the author of “A Future in Flames” ( and many more books and articles) will present on how we can make our gardens more fire resilient.

19 November 11.30am Sunday

 Progressive Lunch - Visit to 2 members’ gardens for lunch and afternoon tea. Venue details to be provided to members

23 November

Bill Dowling - Plants of the Mt Lofty Ranges

7 December- 6.30pm Thursday

 ‘Xmas Dinner’

The Haus in Hahndorf

Regular meetings are held monthly on the 4th Thursday at Aldgate Village Well, 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate
Other events outside of regular meetings may be listed from time to time on the Home or Events tabs.
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