Active Care Gardening Club blooms once again

Monday, 21 November 2022

The Active Care Gardening Club took out their gardening tools once again for the Club’s successful relaunch.

The Active Care Network and Penrith City Council’s Nursery has partnered to run the Club which aims to provide opportunities for seniors who may be socially isolated, to come together and participate in fun workshops while getting their hands dirty.

The relaunch in October kickstarted the Club’s active program, which features activities such as hands-on demonstrations, growing seedlings, propagating plants, troubleshooting problematic plants, creating indoor gardens, education and wellbeing programs with guest speakers, external outings to nurseries, gardens and festivals.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen praised the partnership and was thrilled to see the Active Care Gardening Club running once again.

"The Club is a really great opportunity for people to come and learn some new skills and meet new people in a safe environment,” Cr Hitchen said.

“What’s become clear over the last two years of lockdowns is how important it is for us to stay connected with the people around us,” she said.

“I’m glad to see the Active Care Gardening Club is back after the pandemic and can’t wait to see what activities and workshops they bring to Council’s Nursery.”

The Club runs workshops primarily at Council’s Nursery and will be hosting activities until the end of December. Join the remaining 2022 workshops on Monday 28 November, Friday 9 December, Monday 12 December and Wednesday 21 December.

Attendance is free; spaces are limited per workshop. Contact the Club’s coordinator, Coralie, via phone on 4702 1288 or via emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Image courtesy of the Active Care Network.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 21 November 2022.