The Tatura Garden Club was treated to a guest speaker from Beavo’s Honey in Kyabram at its recent monthly meeting, who spoke about the importance of bees.
They informed guests that bees pollinate 85 per cent of the food we eat and there was a great variety of honey for members to taste and purchase as well as products made from honey to view.
The group’s annual seminar was held last Wednesday with garden clubs coming from all over the district; some travelling more than two hours both ways.
The Ballantyne Centre was stunning with white cloths with pink, purple, blue and white floral fans in a bowl filled with matching flowers to form a table centre then matching serviettes folded into standing fans.
In the foyer were two large flower arrangements using the same colour theme and the ladies room had a stunning arrangement of camellias.
All arrangements were done by three of the group’s members whom we thank sincerely.
Lyn McCartney chaired the seminar and introduced Wes Fleming, well known from Fleming Nursery in Monbulk and competing in the Chelsea Flower Show for more than 10 years where he took out first prize with Phillip Johnson in 2013.
Mr Fleming entertained the audience with his talk on trees in the area and urban development in the morning then members were in for a real treat in the afternoon session when he pruned and sold 10 trees for the Tatura Garden Club.
A hot meal was served along with morning tea.
The club meets on the third Monday of each month at Tatura Community House, 20 Casey St, Tatura.