By Billie Douglas
The Franklin Fuchsia Group recently enjoyed a “lovely” Christmas party, held at President Mary Hull’s property. All 30 members attended the party, which was held on Wednesday, December 10. The group, which is part of the National Fuchsia Society of New Zealand, is currently thriving within the community, with members travelling from as far as Auckland to attend the group’s monthly gatherings.
Group contact Elaine Baldwin remarks “It’s really established. Many people travel far and wide for our meetings.”
Included in the group’s meetings are a variety of workshops on how to grow and care for Fuchsias.
Members are also able to take cuttings. The group is described as being a welcoming and social bunch, with a mutual love of the beautiful flower, dotted stunningly all around Mary Hull’s garden.
“We love Fuchsias. You only have to look around to see why people come.”
For information on joining the Franklin Fuchsia Group, contact Mary Hull.
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