ON Wednesday, September 19 members of the Narooma, Dalmeny and Kianga Garden Club travelled south to Bemboka on a Symons Narooma Coach, driven by amiable Mike, for a day of fellowship and what a day it was!
The Bemboka gardeners gathered at the local football grounds, preparing for morning tea with the welcome visitors who all arrived with happy smiling faces, remarking about the lovely weather after the big electrical storm the night before. As a result of the 30mls of rain, the Bemboka River was in full bore roaring alongside the grounds to the delight of everyone present.
After an ample morning tea, the gardeners travelled to the local Bemboka pottery, run by David Rofe and Judith Pearce where all the visitors were amazed at the range and quality of the pottery on display in the lovely surroundings. Visitors standing on the front veranda remarking they could hear the roar of the Bemboka River!
After a wonderful time at the Pottery establishment, the bus and cars travelled on to the immaculately kept garden of Secretary, Judith O’heir with wonderful hydrangeas and ornamental trees; after that everyone moseyed on to the garden of Carol and Jack Willebrand, where guests were greeted with the wonderful waft of flowering wisteria. Carol loves the garden and it was wonderful to see her roses forming buds and healthy leaves and colour everywhere from flowering pansies, poppies, crab apple trees.
The day was complete when lunch time arrived with visitors and locals deciding between the three eateries in town - The Woolly Bull, The Drover’s Rest and the famous Bemboka Pie Shop. All agreed it was a worthwhile day and that similar outings must be organised for the future.