Since 1972, the ladies and men of the Griffith Gardening Club have been meeting to discuss their passion for horticulture, sharing their tips and tricks from their own gardening experiences and learning together.
On the third Monday of every month they meet at 2pm in the common room at the RSL Lifecare Doug and Olive McWilliam Village, sharing their gardening stories from the month that has been and even showing off plants from home.
The group is a real mixture of experts and learners, but a love for gardening brings them all together.
Beryl Marcus, 93, has been a member of the club since the beginning and said that gardening has kept her young.
"Gardening is the secrets to good looks, terrific fitness and its great therapy too" she said.
At the meetings, members share their knowledge about different plants, swap ideas, share what is working for them in their gardens and even swap plants!
They also have show and tells which vary month to month, often with themes.
This shared knowledge is priceless Club President Elaine Pringle says, especially as Griffith experiences such extreme weather conditions in summer and winter.
"It's really just a matter of trial and error" Club President Elaine Pringle said.
"We all learn from our mistakes and overtime we have together figured out what grows well when and what doesn't".
Members of the club told The Area News that now would be a good time for growers to prune their roses, but if they wanted to grow bulbs in time for spring, they were running out of time!
They also noted that now is a good time to cultivate some daffodils in your garden.
Club Secretary Pat Kemp said friendship was at the heart of the club.
"Everyone is most welcome here, no matter what age or gender" she said.
"We are always looking for new members to join us for a cup of tea and a giggle".
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