"Actively Promoting Friendship Through Gardens"

The West Wollongong Garden Club welcomes you to our website. We hope this will provide you with a stopping off point to find out more about our Club, Wollongong and the Illawarra. Our site has been kept simple to provide you with quick access to information. Our venue for meetings has disabled access, ample parking and access to nearby public transport. Feel free to come along!

If you live outside the Illawarra and want to know more about gardening in your area, why not join a Gardening Club. For more information on clubs in your area, go to the Garden Clubs of Australia website or go to our page Other clubs, where we are compiling a list of garden clubs in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

The Illawarra has a unique microclimate that is milder than Sydney. Depending on which part of the Illawarra you live in, you can grow some sub-tropical plants not available to people on the Southern Highlands. In contrast, those living closer to the escarpment can sometimes get colder climate plants to grow. This makes for a diversity of plants and makes gardening in the Illawarra an interesting past-time. Check out the Library page for more information on plants and herbs for your garden. Find out the meaning of flowers and what your garden may say about you!

Not sure what to do when? Check out the Gardening Year for information on garden maintenance and a list of monthly gardening activities. This list of activities is based on the experiences of club members. Some activities may not be appropriate for regions outside the Illawarra region or Australia.

Got a question? Our forums may have covered your question, so check out the Extra Hints for more information gleaned from our members.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, the Newsletter Archive has being updated to include past years' newsletters going back to 1999, unfortunately some are missing. These newsletters represent the computer written and online history of the club and celebrate the club's friendships and membership's knowledge of gardening - just see how the club has changed over the years!

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