About Us

hands, soil, plant-5618240.jpgEstablished on 21 January 1955 to enable people with a passion for gardening to connect and exchange knowledge and ideas. The preservation of bushland, our local environment and native flora are concepts the Leura Garden Club fully supports. We became incororated as Leura Home Garden Club Inc in 1987 and are affiliated with Garden Clubs of Australia. Our ABN is 62 289 292 775. In May 2022 we changed our name to Leura Garden Club.

The club meets on the land and waters of the traditional custodians of Nguarra Country, and the Gundungurra and the Dharug people every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the St Alban’s Church Hall, 137A Megalong Street, Leura starting at 9.45 am. Each meeting has:

  • an interesting guest speaker
  • opportunities to purchase plants grown by fellow members
  • access to an excellent library of gardening books
  • morning tea.

Local garden rambles follow each meeting, then there is an opportunity to share ideas over lunch in a nearby restaurant.

Members can also participate in the monthly one-day bus trips to gardens of special interest within 2 hours of Leura.

The beautiful garden opposite Leura Railway Station is a club project.  Club volunteers meet monthly to maintain the garden.  Sometimes these sessions are followed by lunch at the adjacent Hotel Alexandra.  It’s a good way to get to know people and do something to beautify your community.

As part of our community outreach we are working with Leura Primary School. Our current project is to enhance the gardens to attract birds so the children can become familiar with the bird that visit their school grounds.

Membership is $20 per year with a $10 joining fee. Everyone who loves gardening is welcome.

To join complete this Membership Form. New members receive a copy of A Year in the Garden.

The Club’s Constitution 2022 and the Club’s Standing Resolutions February 2023 are used by the committee to manage the affairs of the club. Both of these documents have been recently updated and were voted and accepted by our members in May 2022.

Club History

The First 40 Years was written by Margaret Erwood

Club History 1995 to 2005 was compiled by Anthea Mitchell for 50th anniversary

Club History 2006 to 2015 is a compilation of President’s Reports

Club History 2016 to 2024 continues as a compilation of President’s Reports

The following files are copied from a photo album and contain pictures of our founding members. The album contained lots of newspaper articles about the club so make interesting reading.

Photo Album

Newspaper Clippings 1979-80

Memorabilia 1980

The original logo was designed by Doris Dillon in 1974. This was updated to remove home in July 2022 by Roz Sing.

Thanks go to everyone on this list of Committee members and volunteers 1955-2023 who have worked tirelessly to keep the club going as a vital part of the Leura community.

Presidents of the Leura Home Garden Club

Year Name
1955-56 Ralph Bennett
1956-65 Jack Harcher
1966-72 George Harley
1972-82 Thelma Mawson
1982-84 Gordon Crawford
1985-86 Bert Byrne
1987 Phyllis Breakspear
1988-95 James Goulder
1996-97 Ron Knight
1998 Noel Parrish
1999-06 Frank Spolc
2007-08 Anthea Mitchell
2009-13 Caroline Stanton
2014-21 Ann Norman
2022- Lorraine McMiles