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ILF Waratah Day
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Our friends at New South Publishing, Elspeth and Pam Menzies will be opening their family property for ILF Waratah Day, where guests are invited to come and pick Waratahs in Wingello in the Southern Highlands. All proceeds will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
"As a teenager I lived on Mount Keira near Wollongong where waratahs grow naturally. I always loved them and in the spring of 1997 I decided to plant 200 waratahs on the property my husband and I have at Wingello in the Southern Highlands. Each year I planted a few more until there were 700 plants, with many different varieties, including white ones.
At first I had the crazy dream of supplying waratahs for the winners’ posies at the Sydney Olympics. Then for several years we supplied local florists, a flower wholesaler and gave huge bunches to friends."
Saturday 1 October 10am-3pm
Wombat Lane Farm (Wombat Lane off Camden Street, Wingello NSW 2579)
Tickets are $25 for 10 waratahs. Reserve your spot here (but pay for your entry on the day).
Bring your secateurs or tree loppers and a picnic lunch!
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