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ACT Monaro Riverina Branch: An Autumn Day in Gundaroo – with a Film and Book Sale

20 May 2021 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm AEST

Join other garden history friends for a day in Gundaroo, featuring the superb Canadian documentary film The Gardener along with a sale of generously donated garden books.

The Gardener (2016, directed by Sebastien Chabot), deals with Frank Cabot’s Les Quatre Vents, aka Cabot Garden, a magnificent private garden in the Charlevoix region near Quebec City in Canada. The garden, created over 75 years and three generations, is considered a contemporary horticultural masterpiece. The film includes narration by Frank Cabot himself, along with commentary from other garden experts.

The film screening will be at the historic Gundaroo Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, where we will also be holding a book stall, full of garden and gardening books, generously donated for this event.  Proceeds of the book sale will be used to further fund our digitisation project of historic gardening material held by the National Library of Australia.

Come in the morning, look at the bookstall (and buy), take a walk in the village, enjoy a byo lunch and then see the film in the lovely hall, followed by afternoon tea. The day’s timing will be:

Morning from 11.30: Meet at the Gundaroo Hall to browse and purchase from the excellent selection of garden and gardening books, and/or take a self-guided walk round the historic village of Gundaroo (we will provide copies of a self-guided walk round the village).

Lunch: BYO picnic lunch to enjoy at the Hall (tea and coffee provided) OR enjoy a lunch purchased from a nearby café. The book stall will be open throughout.

Afternoon:  Assemble in the Hall for a 1.30 pm start – a short talk on the history of the Hall, and screening of The Gardener, to be followed by afternoon tea and more browsing and buying of books from the book stall.

Cost: AGHS members: $15; others $20.

Book: at Trybooking.

Location: Gundaroo Memorial Hall, 52 Cork St Gundaroo (on your left coming from Canberra).

Book Sale: The books are VERY reasonably priced – maximum $20, most much less. Please bring lots of CHANGE as we will be accepting cash payments only.

If you would like to come just to the BOOK SALE, YOU ARE MOST WELCOME – NO CHARGE of course, and NO BOOKINGS needed. From 11.30 am to 4 pm in the Gundaroo Hall.

Enquiries:  Bronwyn Blake,, or ring 0439 718 580.


20 May 2021
11:30 am - 4:00 pm AEST
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