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Signing up friends at the Avoca riverside Markets

Signing up friends at the Avoca Riverside Markets


Lyndal inspects the Register.  bruce and John look on.

Lyndal inspects the Register. Bruce and John look on.

DSCF0324We are inviting everyone to become a  “Friend of the Garden”.  Registrations have been popular at The Avoca Riverside Markets in October and November.    One of our talented committee members, Vicki Burge, has made a beautiful book and we now have 75 registered Friends!  You are also able to register by sending your details to and we will post out your membership card.  As a Friend we will let you know of upcoming events as well as other interesting facts and insights to the creation of our beautiful garden and the transformation of our small town.

Elizabeth engaged the favours of three gentlemen to embed the on-site sign on 22/11.  Grand thanks to Heathcliffe, John and Mitch and Elizabeth.    DSCF0351

The information board provides dates for our three main events and acknowledges Regional Arts Victoria, Arts Victoria and the State Government as well as our partners and sponsors.


Our new banner is on display at the Avoca Information Centre nestled between the goldfields diorama and the replicas of some significant (read:enormous and very valuable) gold nuggets discovered in the region, including the Welcome Stranger.


Thanks to Big Cat Print, Maryborough and Marios at RMIT, for their production work.

 The Welcome Stranger weighed in at 2316 ounces and was discovered at Moliagul on 5th February 1869.  It’s value today  (5/12/2013) would be worth a cool $2,846,364 USD on weight alone.

 small nuggetdiorama scene


We had our first Riverside Market Registration for Friends of the Avoca Chinese Garden.

We had a fantastically successful morning with more than 40 friends signing on.

The weather was beautiful and the market was thriving with many stalls and visitors.

We are going to be at the Avoca Riverside Market each month, so please come down for a visit and sign up!

Have a look at our Facebook Page for some more photos!