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Due to the Corona Virus our regular events are not happening, we are however looking for smart ways to still get together. We have started Jigarre Jammin' online, are hosting our Development Group meetings on Zoom and are open to other ideas
the LATEST NEWS
BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR RELIABLE NEWS REPORTER IRENE LABBETT
A Journey Through The Senses
A celebratory launch of the phase one plan for a ‘Sensory Garden’ within the Gargarro Botanic Gardens was held via Zoom on Monday 21 September. The event was presented by Taylor Cullity and Lethlean Associates (TCL), the consulting landscape architects for the project and Doc McDonald, Committee Chair for Gargarro Gardens Inc.
AN EXTRAORDINARY PROJECT
Attending the Zoom meeting were fifty-six local government and associated dignitaries, including the Chair of BGANZ (Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand), John Arnott; member for Murray Plains, Damian Drum; the CEO of Campaspe Shire, Declan Moore, Shire Councillors; the Deputy Leader of the National Party, Steph Ryan and the Mike Pretty, CEO of Heinz P/L, the company who donated the land to the community.
Chair of Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ), John Arnott said he was impressed with the local community's determination to undertake such a visionary project. “This is an extraordinary project for a small community to take on”, he said. “My first impression was one of doubt. However, as time went on, I was more than impressed with the forward thinking of the group and the level of community involvement already achieved. By the time I left, I came away with a sense that not only would they achieve their dream, but that it would be a garden of the future.
ALL AGES AND ALL STAGES
SHOWCASING THE GOULBURN VALLEY'S FINEST PRODUCE
Girgarre Farmers’ Produce and Craft Market is held on the second Sunday of each month. From small beginnings, the farmers market has grown from six stalls to 120 and helped the community raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the upkeep of its key facilities...
A WORLD CLASS BOTANICAL INSTALLATION
As a key part of the Girgarre Revival, the Gargarro Gardens project will see the development of a unique and world class botanical installation celebrating our indigenous flora and precious water resources. The site also features a large soundshell amphitheatre for the staging of musical and creative events...