Last month our past President/Chairwomen ‘Dawn Fleming’ celebrated her 80th Birthday. In true Dawn’s style she celebrated this milestone with over 100 guests at a lunch held in her honour at ‘Southern Golf Club’, Melbourne. This event was celebrated with Dawns family, some who flew in from the USA, many long term friends, business & horticultural friends and of course her golfing mates.
Those attending were thrilled to also find that were to be a part of her new book launch, a book titled ‘Dawn’. Dawn not shy when it comes to the art of writing has used this book to recount some of her letter writing, memories and emotions as she and Don have travelled the world.
The book is being offered to our EWHA membership for a price of $50.00 plus postage. If you are interested you can inquire through email@example.com
EWHA is so proud of Dawn and will always be inspired by her personal drive to achieve her goals and remain stead fast to her values.
Dawn with her book
Dawn with EWHA Member Ros McCully
Dawn with EWHA Members: Ros McCully, Jenni Eaton, Sue Vernes and Noelle Weatherley
Inspired Gardens of Gippsland are pleased to announce an Autumn Garden Event. Two stunning gardens, ‘Frogs Crossing’ in Bunyip and ‘Balgowan’ in Neerim, will be included over the weekend of April 8-April 9. For more details visit myopengarden
Wriedt Garden in Eaglemont is available for viewing as part of Open Gardens Victoria.
This is a garden of breadth – both in size and plant variety – and is situated adjacent to the original site of the Heide School of Art on Mount Eagle in Eaglemont. The garden has been designed, developed and maintained by Sharon Harris Garden Design and the owners over two decades. For more details visit Open Gardens Victoria
Is your gardening gear in need of a refresh? Then come to MIFGS 2017 where you can try and buy Green Hip clothing made exclusively for women.
“Melrose” a garden created by EWHA Member, Deborah Hambleton, was recently featured on an episode of “Better Homes & Garden”. Deborah also had Melrose open in 2016 for the Garden Design Fest. So if you missed seeing it then, checkout the BH&G episode here (47 minutes in). Congratulations Deborah!
The EWHA Committee has been working hard to organise new events for this year. We hope there is something here which attracts your interest and meets your needs. Remember, the Committee is always open to suggestions for events so do let us know if you have anything particular in mind. Please find our 2017 Calendar of Events here.
All women currently employed in the Australian horticulture sector are invited to apply for scholarship funding that has been provisioned for participation in a range of leadership development courses.
The scholarship grants are co-funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) and Women and Leadership Australia (WLA) and cover almost 60% of the program fee. Further information can be found in this medial release.
Do you know your Gardens? Geelong Botanic Gardens are one of the oldest botanic gardens in Australia. Learn about its history, special collections, remarkable trees and the people who have made it all happen. Each session includes a guided walk designed to focus on the study topic. To find more information see details here.
GardenDesignFest 2016 begins this weekend! The event will run over 2 full weekends:
Melbourne and Peninsula
November 12 & 13
November 19 & 20
This year 46 spectacular gardens will be showcased, featuring the work of some of Victoria’s most acclaimed garden designers. Go to this link for more details.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October, 2016
Join in all the fun of the Botanic and Rare Plant Fair this weekend (22 & 23 October) with 40+ stallholders, panel discussions and behind-the-scenes tours. There’ll be crocus and cacti, peonys and perennials, hanging baskets, heirloom and heritage plants, and helpful tips and tools for handy gardeners, as well as that reliable spring annual, the Growing Friends Plant Sale. Check out the program and book today, or just come along this weekend to the Fair at Melbourne Gardens. General admission $10; children under 16 free. Proceeds from the Fair will go towards supporting the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.