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Hosted by Toronto & Districts Garden Club Inc.
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Biennial Convention & AGM 2023

Sunday 10th to Friday 15th September 2023

Hosted by: Toronto & Districts Garden Club Inc

Register now for the GCA Convention in Lake Macquarie. Don’t miss out on a week of ‘friendship through gardens’ in beautiful Lake Macquarie. Registration is open until 30 June 2023.

The convention venues are in Warners Bay, Speers Point, Argenton and Rathmines. The bus trips leave at 9am from Speers Point Park on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th September 2023 and return between 4-5pm on each day. Look forward to a cruise on Lake Macquarie too. The departure wharf is also accessed from Speers Point Park.

We recommend that you have a car during your stay or car pool with other members that you know. There is plenty of parking at Speers Point Park. If you need to hire a car, Newcastle Car & Truck Hire in Glendale are offering a discount to convention goers. A shuttle bus service will be provided on 9-10 September from Fassifern station to your accommodation or to pick up a car from Glendale (car pick up is mornings only on weekends) Shuttle bus bookings are essential, register by email

Information about the program, accommodation, transport and activities is available on this website. Some discounts are listed too. Extend your stay to include the Lake Macquarie Council Living Smart Festival and Kariong Plant Lovers Fair on the weekend following the convention or enjoy Hunter Valley Gardens, wineries and much more.

To register, go to the registration page on this website, complete the registration form and submit online. A downloadable registration form is there too, if required. Tulloch Wines are offering 4 wines from their range to purchase at anytime after you register. Tullochs will donate 20% of the wine sales to support the convention. To place a wine order, open the Tulloch form, complete it on your screen, save it, then email your order to . Collect your wine order on registration day. If you have any questions or for further information please contact the secretary, Ann Watkins, at


We look forward to welcoming you to this gardening spectacular to be held in our city.


‘Friendship through Gardens’

The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc.

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