Gloucester event for National Gardening Week

Ian Jackson, horticulturist for MidCoast Council at the unveiling of the plaque celebrating the Gloucester District Park's 100th year. Photo. Supplied

Ian Jackson, horticulturist for MidCoast Council at the unveiling of the plaque celebrating the Gloucester District Park's 100th year. Photo. Supplied

As part of Garden Clubs of Australia National Gardening Week (October 8-14), Gloucester Garden Club is hosting a guided tour of the beautiful Gloucester District Park.

The walk is on Saturday, October 14 from 9.30am finishing at 11.30am in Billabong Park. Meet at the cricket nets beyond the grandstand in the park.

This free tour will be guided by MidCoast Council horticulturist, Ian Jackson and offers discovery of the interesting gardens and history of this impressive public space.

Ian highlights many interesting features to do with the gardens and history of the park. He will also ask some trivia questions including names of some of the variety of trees. You could even win a prize! So prepare for a walk of up to about two hours or as long as you wish and prepare your questions for Ian.

This is a great opportunity to get gardening inspiration, learn about our parks and enjoy some gentle walking exercise.

The Gloucester Garden Club has donated a blue flowering Poulonia tree to be planted in the park on the day.

Come along on Saturday, join with the members of the garden club, bring your friends and any new people to town

The tour will conclude at Billabong Park where the farmers market will be underway, well worth a visit and perhaps stop for a well deserved cup of coffee.

For more information please contact garden club president Shirley Hazell on 6558 1899.