News

Garden club celebrates groundbreaking milestone

Caboolture Garden Club founding member Tom Morgan looks proudly over the garden he helped create at Caboolture Historical Village.
Caboolture Garden Club founding member Tom Morgan looks proudly over the garden he helped create at Caboolture Historical Village. Sheree Echlin

ALTHOUGH his time in the garden is now limited, Tom Morgan is most at home surrounded by flowers, shrubs and trees.

The Caboolture resident, who turns 93 on his next birthday, is an inaugural member of the Caboolture Garden Club and is looking forward to celebrating the club's 40th birthday this year.

Tom and his late wife Lyle started the beautiful gardens, including the rainforest at the Caboolture Historical Village grounds and spent many years looking after them.

"It's a great effort, well it is for me," Tom said of the club celebrating 40 years.

"I don't get out into the garden anymore but I come into the village every Monday for a visit."

His favourite flower is the orchid and you can see his eyes light up as he talks about his achievements since the beginning of the club, when it was known as the Caboolture Horticultural Society.

"I do miss spending time in the garden but it's one of those things. I had to give it away sooner or later," Tom said.

The Caboolture Garden Club is affiliated with Gardens Australia, which is associated with more than 850 clubs throughout Australia.

Caboolture Garden Club secretary Noel Milliner said celebrating 40 years as a club was a tremendous effort and he hoped it was one the community could be proud of.

"Forty years is a pretty good innings for a club. Everything is going really well and we have about 60 members now," Noel said.

"We hold monthly meetings with morning tea and a guest speaker and we also visit other member's gardens as well.

"I'm sure there is a lot of people out there who might like to join but just weren't sure about who we are and what we do, so we welcome everyone to come along and find out more."

The club will hold a celebration, with guest speaker, well-known and respected television garden commentator Jerry Coleby-Williams, on February 13 at the Gamgee Building at the Caboolture Showground.

Monthly meetings are held every second Wednesday in the same location. For more information, phone Mr Milliner on 5497 5430 or 0429 004 439.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Aldi ready to threaten Coles and Woolworths stranglehold

THEY are the little supermarket that could in Australia.

Man steals motorbike, threatens others with knife

Police calling for witnesses to incident

Loaded gun found after driver allegedly speeds away

A 24-year-old man has been charged after an incident in Maroochydore.

Deception Bay man charged over alleged offences.

Latest deals and offers

How to capture nature through the lens

Nothing stops Kurt Fleischfresser from capturing the perfect close up shot of a potentially deadly snake or animal.

Aldi ready to threaten Coles and Woolworths stranglehold

THEY are the little supermarket that could in Australia.

Man steals motorbike, threatens others with knife

Police calling for witnesses to incident

Loaded gun found after driver allegedly speeds away

A 24-year-old man has been charged after an incident in Maroochydore.

Deception Bay man charged over alleged offences.

Burpengary man charged after defrauding over $1.3million out of investors

Wood and brass judges gavel on a law book

A 43-YEAR-OLD Burpengary man has been charged with fraud.

‘Too late’ to save backpacker tax damage

Dave Fairweather and mother-in-law Jane Stodhart from Stodhart Family Farms aren't happy about the new backpacker tax.

‘Too late’ to save backpacker tax damage

Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer join Gympie Muster bill

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at CMC Rocks in March 2016.

AWARD-winning singers star in third line-up announcement.

Bribie Yacht Club Classic Boat Regatta

Bribie Island Yacht Club member Paul Bird talks at the 2016 Classic Boat Regatta...

Bennett, Langer, Thurston and others talk Cam Smith

Broncos and former QLD coach Wayne Bennett.

Broncos and former QLD coach plus past and present players talk about Cameron...

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked