Froggs happy with funding

Stan MaleyMidwest Times
Frogg's Stan Malley and Lesley Colliver receiving the group's Bendigo Bank grant.
Camera IconFrogg's Stan Malley and Lesley Colliver receiving the group's Bendigo Bank grant. Credit: Supplied

The Bendigo Bank recently held its grants night, when this round’s successful recipients were welcomed and handed the results.

Lesley Colliver and I attended to represent Friends of Geraldton Gardens Inc. (Froggs). Our group was successful in our application for a grant of $2000, which we will use for signs in the botanical garden Froggs is building in Maitland Park.

Bendigo Bank helped us a year or so ago with a grant and we have been most grateful for that.

Its website it reads: “Helping with grants, scholarships and community focused appeals, we'll work alongside you to achieve your community outcomes.

“Whether it's supporting the health and wellbeing of your community, or investing in the next generation, funds will go where they're needed most.”

The botanical garden of Mid West Flora has a demo garden that Froggs has built around the semi-circle of stone wall in the park, right opposite the roundabout next to the cathedral.

This garden of native plants is actually doing well and looking very impressive.

The Botanical Garden of Mid-West flora demo garden.
Camera IconThe Botanical Garden of Mid-West flora demo garden. Credit: Supplied

Please have a walk around it.

It will become much more interesting when we finish making the signs for what Froggs is on about and also plant tags made from brick that will name each plant.

You can then look at the plants that you may want to grow in your own garden and make an educated choice.

This garden is easily accessible, being right in the heart of the city, near many other interesting spots.

The extension of this botanical garden will happen next year and will feature plants from the Chapman River and a garden of bush tucker.

Friends of Geraldton Gardens can be reached through the website friendsofgeraldtongardens.org.au and through our email froggsgeraldton@gmail.com

Thank you to the Bendigo Bank.

To share your garden, call Stan on 0428 230029

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