Wildcare Friends of the Margaret Mitchell Garden celebrated their first year of caring for the native plant garden in Richmond by planting eighty new plants, donated by Les Payne (well known to many from his native plant nursery days at Pulchella). The small and enthusiastic group included Reuban who is pursuing his Landcare badge in Scouts. The Friends invite you along to the regular working bee on the first Sunday each month from 10am – 11am. Make a morning of it and grab a coffee and pastry at the Bakery next door, play a game of giant chess in the garden and visit the Richmond Gaol across the road.

The Margaret Mitchell Garden is named after Dr Margaret Mitchell, a local GP and first woman to be elected to local government. The garden features Coal River Valley plants, and displays a wide array of species from other parts of the State. There is also an information hut that provides information about the nearby RAMSAR wetlands in Pittwater, and even a chess Board and boules pitch.