DEPART 8:00 am - Knox Park
24 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah NSW 2484
August is the month of our annual bus trip.
This year we are heading to Mount Tamborine.
As well as a visit to the Botanical Gardens, we will be visiting a private garden and a nursery – Spectrum Plants. Our bus will have storage space for any purchases you wish to make.
The cost: $25.00 for UGC members. Non-member guests $30.00
Last bookings for bus trip will be taken at the August Food group meeting, 8th August
8.00 am: Depart Knox Park bus stop, Murwillumbah with Parsons Buses – please be early so we can all be seated and depart on time.
Comfort/coffee stop somewhere, probably Reedy Creek Service centre
9.30 am: Arrive Spectrum Plants, 69 Currey Road, Wongawallan, off Tamborine-Oxenford Road
(See: Facebook: Spectrum Plants Gold Coast). We will be able to buy plants here. Toilets available. Sorry, no coffee here!
11.15 am: Arrive Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, Forsythia Drive, Eagle Heights.
Picnic Lunch (BYO). Walk around the Gardens. The volunteers who maintain the Gardens will provide 3 guides for our group.
1.15 pm: depart Botanic Gardens by bus
1.30 pm: Arrive at Larraine Bilbie’s garden at 1 Areca Court, not far from the Botanic Gardens. This is a private garden that will be part of the Springtime on the Mountain Open Gardens Trail in September. Larraine is a volunteer at the Botanic Gardens. Entry: $5.00 per person, paid by the club (all entry fees go to charity). Larraine will provide tea and coffee; we should bring what we would like to share for afternoon tea.
3.15pm: Depart Areca Court Comfort stop somewhere on the return journey.
5.00 pm: Arrive back at Knox Park, Murwillumbah