On Saturday, 4th May, The Berowra Garden Club celebrated their 60th Anniversary, at the Old School Hall, with over 50 members, past and present, attending. All had a wonderful afternoon. Among those present, was our local State Liberal MP Matt Kean. Cecelia Waite created a beautiful large display of colourful flowers on the stage.
The table settings looked great, with white covers and a pretty little floral design on each one.
The guest speaker was Judy Horton from Yates Seeds who gave a most informative talk about our Gardening History, and telling the Yates Family story – from their beginning in 1887 up until last year- that being their 125th Anniversary. Judy captivated her audience with a very interesting and at times humorous talk.
One of the club`s inaugural members, Mrs. Pamela Gartung, then cut the lovely birthday cake, with the help of the Club`s President, Mr. Les Brown.
A sumptuous high tea followed, and included tasty sandwiches, vol-au-vents, mini quiches, scones with jam & cream, white chocolate mud cupcakes, rocky road, tea and coffee.
Memorabilia on display included old minutes and attendance books, photos and members cards.
Door prize tickets were given out, and some lucky members won a gift of a small potted plant, or a special Yates Commemorative Decorated Seed Tin, which contained 12 pkts of vintage seeds, and a small booklet, with photos, telling the Yates family story, which is well worth knowing.
I was one of those lucky ones!