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Garden Visits

Follow the calendar link below to check out where the group is visiting throughout the year or to choose a date for your own GV:



We're always looking for new gardens to visit. Don't be shy, it's easy and no one expects "perfection" (whatever that is) they just want somewhere to meet up and chat!

Please take a few moments to follow the link above and read the simple instructions in full.

Then contact Dianne with the information needed so I organise an Event Listing for your visit.


It's amazing what we can learn by visiting other peoples gardens. I know I pick up at least one good idea or plant each time.

You might be surprised at how keen other members are to visit your garden and see what you are growing, how your chooks / quails are kept, share their own excess produce, cuttings, seed and generally just have a good old chat with other like minded people.

Be brave!

The visits are informal and free. Choose to come to as many or few as you wish.

Dianne's mobile number 0407 691 485 for emergencies.


Anyone is welcome to post and organise their own Events of any kind - in fact it is encouraged.

If you choose to do this please put your own name down as organiser, not mine. It can be very confusing for everyone if my name is on it and I know nothing about the Event.

Responsibility for running the event is up to the organiser.

Thank you


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Discussion Forum

Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Susan 2 hours ago. 9 Replies

Andy's Garden Visit

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Valerie Nov 22. 10 Replies

Butterfly House, Bribie Island 7/11/18

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Christa Nov 9. 3 Replies

Dianne's Garden 21/10/18

Started by Susan. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 26. 13 Replies

Cathie's Garden Visit 14-07-2118

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Che Corrie Jul 16. 7 Replies


Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Dianne Caswell May 31. 4 Replies

Valerie's Garden Visit 29 April 2018

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Dianne Caswell May 1. 11 Replies

10.11 .2017 Col and Mary-Ann GV and Xmas lunch

Started by Mary-Ann Baker. Last reply by CHERYL SLAPP Dec 23, 2017. 12 Replies


Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 24, 2017. 42 Replies


Started by Lissa. Last reply by DARREN JAMES Oct 2, 2017. 9 Replies

Gayle's GV August 2017

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Cathie MacLean Aug 22, 2017. 24 Replies

23.07.17 CATHIE'S GV

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Valerie Jul 29, 2017. 9 Replies

25.06.17 Jeffrey Hodges garden, Flaxton

Started by Lissa. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jul 4, 2017. 2 Replies

11.6.2017 Sophie's Garden Visit

Started by Susan. Last reply by Cathie MacLean Jun 25, 2017. 21 Replies

07.05.2017 Susan's GV

Started by Sophie. Last reply by Susan Cook May 11, 2017. 6 Replies

25.03.2017 Visit to Turner's Nursery, Rochedale

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Sophie Mar 26, 2017. 6 Replies

15.01.2017 GV at Jess'

Started by Valerie. Last reply by Lissa Jan 20, 2017. 3 Replies

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Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 18, 2016 at 11:55

That will nice Cheryl, I will have to remember to bake a cake.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on June 18, 2016 at 9:41

Looks like a trip for my birthday - lovely drive to Dave's

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 18, 2016 at 8:58

It looks like it will be July 23rd Dave. If you get back to me on Personal Message with the other info I will put on the EVENTS Calendar.  Thanks

Comment by Dave Riley on June 18, 2016 at 8:52

The days taken up with mosaic club outback are:

July 2nd,16th and 30th. August 13th and 27th...

The mosaics peeps use the tables so we wouldn't have the space to do the veg.

Comment by Lissa on June 18, 2016 at 7:07

Big W sell the Ball Mason jars. Will get some there.

Comment by Lissa on June 18, 2016 at 7:02

I would like to attend if possible. Dates good for me: July 30th,  Aug 6th, Aug 20th. 

I have all the gear named but do need to get hold of some good jars as mine have gone off to become homes for Kombucha.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on June 18, 2016 at 6:20

I'm happy to go with the ones mentioned below - especially sauerkraut.   I can attend any Saturday during July/August from the 16th July onwards (except for 13 August which is Robs GV).

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 17, 2016 at 21:45

Hi Dave, I will message you with the dates available as there is a bit going on that I know some people who are interested in are going to. I do already have some wanting to attend..

Comment by Dave Riley on June 17, 2016 at 21:35

On the option of a workshop I've had a think....

  • Location/Time: My place in (second half of ) July or in August. Saturday. Beachmere. Name the month as I have to fit it around the fortnightly mosaics club which meets here.
  • Generally I'm willing to coach folk through any  standard ferment they choose so long as attendees bring their own vegetable ingredients, mixing bowl, jar or crock substitute, and sundries (specific to the veg). 
  • I need to know what you want to ferment individually so I can specify what you should bring.For instance, we may need an electric blender (other than my stick) and if folk have mandolin slicers that's gonna be useful.
  • Since fermenting is easy it's OK to bring ingredients for more than one fermenting project. Prep is quick although it can be laborious. But then the microbes do 99% of the work.
  • If you don't want to go down the boutique route then the ferments we'll definitely do (as well?) are beetroot and turnip, carrot and daikon (Do Chua), and sauerkraut. 
  • We won't attempt any tomato based ferments because of the sugar content.Nor will we attempt kimchi.
  • We'll begin the session with taste sampling of whatever I've got to hand.En route I can also show yogurt making  DIY and promote the joys of sourdough. 
  • So any RSVP needs to specify your preferences so that I can vet them and get back to you specifying what you may need to bring.

Aside from produce folk will need to bring:

  • Vegetable peeler
  • Chopping board
  • Bowl.
  • Containers or jars large enough to hold all your ferment (not metal).
  • Knife &/or chopper.
  • Mandolin or grater or Blender -- depending on your intentions.
  • If you are salt picky, bring that, so long as it is not iodised. Sea salt is kosher. 

Please message me with any specific questions: HERE.

Comment by Susan Cook on May 9, 2016 at 9:32
I may be able to do June. I will be away for a couple of weeks this month, so hope garden can look after itself.

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