Each year on the fourth Sunday of October the Narrandera District Garden Club organises a Town and Country Open Garden Charity Day to aid the work of Can Assist. You can wander through delightful gardens, enjoy a Devonshire Tea and buy a plant or two at the stall at the Uniting Church Hall, relax over a light lunch in a garden and take advantage of the generous discount on presentation of garden map on the day, at the well stocked nursery on the edge of town.
Surrounded by rich agricultural land given over to broad acre farms for cereal cropping and grazing, historic Narrandera is centrally located on the Murrumbidgee River in the Riverina region of New South Wales. Sitting at the junction of two National Highways, the Sturt and the Newell, and with daily air and rail services it is well positioned for visitors who can be accommodated at a choice of quality motels, B & B’s, Caravan Parks and lakeside cabins. Coffee Shops, clubs and country pubs, boutique shopping, Inland Fisheries Research Centre, Altina International Wildlife Park, Sandhills Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Water Tower Art Work, Glendale Citrus and Hazlenut Orchard, Lake Talbot Aquatic Playground, Wetland development, Koala Regeneration Park and walking tracks on the Nature Reserve along the Murrumbidgee and River Beaches make an interesting and diverse destination.
The 2020 Narrandera Town & Country Open Garden Charity Day will be Sunday 25th October. Farm gardens plus gardens in the Narrandera township will open to raise funds for the work of the local Can Assist.
A $10 light lunch will be available in a garden.
Entry and location map at the Narrandera Park from 9am to 2.30pm on the day (Sunday 25th October) – gardens remain open all day. This is a self drive event with $20 covering entry to all gardens. A complimentary Devonshire Tea will be available from 9am to 4pm on presentation of your map at the Narrandera Uniting Church Hall. There will be a well stocked and realistically priced plant stall at the hall. $10 light lunch at a garden.
More information phone Julie on 0428 597655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Narrandera’s well stocked Shady Gum Nursery is set in bushland on the edge of town, carries a wide range of plants, shrubs and trees and provides good gardening advice. Phone Annie at the nursery on 0429 720 787.
The 2018 Narrandera Town & Country Open Garden Charity Day attracted 513 visitors raising $15,167.00 for the work of Narrandera Can Assist. It was particularly pleasing to have coach groups from the Ogunbil & Dungowan Valley (near Tamworth) and Rutherglen (Victoria) Garden Clubs make the trip to Narrandera for the Open Day.
The gardens at the historic “Billenbah” Homestead overlooking the Murrumbidgee River and the farm garden at “Burnside” plus the four gardens in Narrandera township were ‘stars’. The photographs below are the heritage garden at “Billenbah” and a delightful cottage garden in the Narrandera township.
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