It’s an enviable scene for any local green thumb – a long lunch under the billowing branches of the Stahmann Farm Pecan Nut trees, listening to one of Australia’s top authority on gardening, Jerry Coleby Williams.
This opportunity will become reality this month thanks to Northern Slopes Landcare, hosting Coleby Williams on a two-day regional tour and a number of public events.
Northern Slopes Landcare Co-ordinator, Sally Foreman, said she was thrilled to welcome the ABC Gardening Australia presenter back to the
North West to share his passion and knowledge on biodiversity and sustainable gardening.
“Jerry Coleby Williams is an Australian conservationist, horticulturalist and plant curator, he is extensively involved in the gardening world, from managing the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney to identifying unusual plants in your own backyard,” said Mrs Foreman.
“He loves visiting this part of the world and we are so proud to show him first hand some of the innovative projects and ideas coming from the region.”
“It is such a coup to welcome him back to the region, made possible thanks to the 25th Annual Landcare grant for Gwydir Women of Mettle.”
The tour commences on Thursday, November 19 with a number of public events starting with a bus trip to Lindy Cannington’s glorious garden ‘Glenall’, 45 kilometres from Bingara.
“This garden has been built and maintained with biodiversity front of mind and it’s set in such a picturesque part of the region, we cannot wait to share this glorious property with Jerry and visitors.”
A bus will depart from 8.30am at the NSLA Office, returning at 12.30.
On Friday, November 20 at 9am Jerry will officially open the Warialda Primary School’s Rotary Garden, kindly donated by the Warialda Rotary Club.
His visit culminates with a picnic and presentation under the pecan trees of Stahmann Farms from 11.30am – 2.30pm.
Stahmann Farms is the largest pecan farm in the Southern Hemisphere and is based on a biodiverse and biological philosophy.
The lunch, supported by The Moree Garden Club, is a free event catered by the Gravesend P and C.
“This will be a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy a rustic picnic under the tranquility of the pecan trees and hear first hand Jerry’s gardening tips and advice.”
For more information please contact Northern Slopes Landcare on email@example.com or Ph 02 67242052