Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Garden Club Presentations and Bus Tours

The year 2012 has again been busy with garden presentations and bus trips.
I just thought I would elaborate on what we do.
With garden presentations I have a laptop, projector and large screen which I bring with me.
I now have three 'Power Point' presentations at the moment; all go for approx 45 minutes to one hour depending on questions.
The presentations are ‘Smart Sub Tropical gardening’, ‘A Passion for Plants’ and ‘Bizarre and Beautiful Botanical's , all have about 200 slides of plants from our garden. 
All my presentations have been very well recieved.

We do bring up to seven trays of plants to sell at very reasonable prices and usually donate a Bromeliad for the clubs raffle.
We have travelled as far as Tweed Heads and have been as far north as Kilcoy Garden Club.
The feedback from the presentations has always been very good.
In regard to bus trips we are more than happy to accommodate visitors on bus tours.
Visitors are charged a nominal fee of $4.00 which goes to cover the cost of rising public liability insurance.
We are happy to have the urn boiling and milk in the fridge when you arrive and have a large patio area where visitors can sit and have morning tea.
Most bus trips bring their own coffee and tea, but if that is not possible we will supply the tea and coffee at no extra cost.
We let visitors use our laundry toilet.
We have a wonderful selection of garden plants and bromeliads for sale.
We recommend at the very minimum a 1.5 hour stay.
If you would like to contact us my email address is iwintle@bigpond.net.au.

There is plenty to see at our one acre garden and it does not really matter if clubs visit more than once as there are different things to see each season.
Judy and I do our utmost to make visitors feel welcome, that’s why we call our garden a ‘Giving Garden’.
After they finish with us I recommend they go to ‘Lagoon View Gardens’ nursery situated at Lagoon View Road, Redland Bay.
Peter and Genya Robinson are the owners and have created a stunning display garden situated between two beautiful lagoons.

As a selector I recommended this garden open through ‘Open Gardens Australia’ but they now have a new policy that retail outlets are no longer available to open through the scheme.
I can honestly say this garden is well worth going to.
Their phone numbers are 0408181970 or 0732068169.

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