Planting succulents at the Murray Bridge Library

Having fun: Children enjoy creating their pot plants with the help of the Murray Bridge Social Garden Group members and library staff.

Having fun: Children enjoy creating their pot plants with the help of the Murray Bridge Social Garden Group members and library staff.

The ‘thyme’ was right for some of the region’s children to learn about succulents for a school holiday activity held at the Murray Bridge Library in January.

A session hosted by the Murray Bridge Social Garden Group included teaching children about planting, watering, feeding and caring for plants.

Group president Ken Wells gave a talk to about 20 children and their mothers on the requirements needed for gardening, including how to open potting mix safely.

Each child panted at least three succulents into a pot which they decorated with glitter, paint, feathers, pipe cleaners and all sorts of stickers.

The finished products were amazing.

Garden group members were proud to be included in the school holidays activities at the library, supplying plants and encouraging children to find the pleasures of gardening.

The Murray Bridge Social Garden Group meets on the first Friday in each month at the Johnston Park Clubrooms at 9.45am, with everyone welcome.

Some of this year’s guest speaker topics include begonias, eremophilas, ferns, plant identification to name a few.

For more information on the club contact secretary Wendy Osborne on 0438 447 278.