PO Box 1604, Gosford 2250



SPEAKER – Judy Horton

TOPIC - History of the Australian Backyard

VENUE – Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Road, Kariong

            $2 entry includes a ticket in the Plant Raffle           

Book of the month and a display of garden grown native plants


Judy Horton is a horticulturist and garden adviser who spent 22 years with Yates.  Since retiring last year she has taken on a role as a botanical guide for travel company Botanica World Discoveries and as the horticultural consultant for Our Gardens, the Garden Clubs of Australia quarterly magazine. 

One of Judy's responsibilities at Yates was to look after the company archives which gave her a wonderful overview of gardening in Australia, particularly during the 20th century.  Judy's talk draws on these archives and other resources to outline the trends, world events and social changes that have affected our gardens in that time, with particular emphasis on the ubiquitous quarter-acre Aussie backyard.

This promises to be a fun talk that will have everyone recognising something they remember from past gardens.  Judy will also pose a few questions about where our gardens are going in the future.





A special welcome is extended to visitors including newer residents of the Central Coast.



The Society for Growing Australian Plants – N.S.W. Ltd. A.B.N. 87 002 680 408