New Italy Museum plants

Bushfires raged across our region in November and December 2019. Five members of the Wollongbar Garden Club decided to strike cuttings from their garden and nurture them for about a year and donate them for garden regeneration.

Donations from two members pf the Wollongbar Garden Club

On 5 November 2020, around 200 new plants were delivered to the New Italy Museum, forty kilometres south of Wollongbar. Construction of the new section of the Pacific Highway upgrade, due to open in November, meant that the surrounds of the Museum, cafe and gift shop needed a boost.

New Italy Museum volunteer, Peter Blackwood (left) with Lucy and Philip Newman, members of the Wollongbar Garden Club

A working party will plant the donated m on the weekend at the border of the footpath for the new parking area. As it is a designated Rest Area, there will be many visitors.

New carparking for the rest area on the new section of Pacific Highway