The group “The Late Bloomers” was started about five years ago.  At the time, the Memorial Garden was very untidy and weed infested.  A few parishioners began tidying it up, with the intention of it being a colourful and attractive space outside the church, in memory of the former parishioners whose memorial plaques are located there.
The group meets regularly to tidy-up and plant this section out, as well as keeping the rose garden weeded and pruned. too.
The Rose Garden was installed when Fr John Derbyshire was Parish Priest, on his recommendation. He was at the parish from May 2003 to May 2004.  The late Paul Frood, one of our parishioners, was instrumental in helping and parishioners donated roses in memory of loved ones.  Another parishioner, the late Gerry Barber was also a regular helper, keeping the roses pruned annually.
We enjoy getting together and making the surrounds an attractive sight for the parishioners and any visitors at the church, who may be attending baptisms, funerals or other functions.
All plants and cuttings are donated – to share from our gardens and create a cost-free garden to enjoy by all.
If you would like to join this group or require any further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9841 8354.