The Violet Town Garden Group is comprised of friendly and enthusiastic members, some from as far afield as Shepparton. The group is geared towards an enjoyable get together once a month, of like-minded people. Our usual venues are member’s gardens, the local community hall if the weather is too inclement, or a trip to somewhere mutually decided on.
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 10.00 am. We take it in turns to view each other’s gardens and the morning usually finishes after a couple hours of exploring, having a cuppa and an enthusiastic exchange of information. January and February are our only two months off as usually it is too hot to be roaming around outdoors.
We welcome anyone who is interested in gardening or just checking out what others have achieved. You certainly do not have to be an expert – all you need is an enthusiastic interest in anything involved with being in the garden.
The Violet Town Village Voice includes a report each month and indicates the location of the next meeting.
For more information:
Barb (5798 1421) or Linda (5798 1729)
Violet Town Museum & Art Gallery
The Ian Errey Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (check whether current Covid restrictions have caused changes to these times)
The Museum is on a site that was once a blacksmith, hardware supplies and undertakers business in the 1890s. The old building has now been restored by volunteers.
The museum aims to preserve the stories of Violet Town's interesting and resilient community.
Exhibitions focus on particular themes or significant past events in the history of the town and district. These are taken down or reduced two or three times a year to make way for new exhibitions.
Hotels and Inns of Violet Town explores the changing style, importance and locations of the hotels and inns in Violet Town over time (see What’s On and the Violet Town Museum facebook page for the latest updates.)
No Toxic Dump The 2002-2004 community campaign to say no to the Victorian Government's siting of a TOXIC WASTE DUMP on Baddaginnie/Violet Town farmland.
Southern Aurora Tragedy 7th February 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the terrible crash at Violet Town between the Southern Aurora and a goods train that claimed 9 lives and injured countless others. The exhibition highlights the human stories of those affected, including the rescue workers from the local community who responded and the difficulties they faced in an era half a century ago.
Cowslip Street – Then and Now A photographic exhibition documenting the changes to the streetscape of what is now Violet Town's main street over the last century.
The backART Gallery
Located behind the Ian Errey Museum, the backART Gallery is open during Museum and cafe opening hours with free entry.