Sunday Morning Markets.
Each member has two weeks rostered on & eleven weeks off.
Its amazing how many members turn up just to say hullo and sip Sunday morning coffee.
Lions Sensory Garden
The Entrance North
Native plants and trees of various descriptions are abundant in the garden. We have a beautiful display of grevilleas, grafted flowering gum trees, bottle brush and kangaroo paw to name but a few species. Many of the trees and plants have been donated by members of the community. The garden has just about been filled with native plants..
Water of course is a problem but with the garden consisting mainly of Australian native Plants, they are surviving.
The Garden has a viewing platform looking west over the Tuggerah Lake (magnificent views), two all weather shelters and a number of pathways, bridges and restful seats.
Memorials to the Returned Servicemens League and the National Servicemens Association are included in the Garden Area.The garden is now a very popular stop for picnics and also for tourists, for weddings and wedding photographs.
Spring and Summer are the best times to view the garden however a visit at anytime is most enjoyable. The garden is so constructed that it is wheel chair friendly and is suitable for all people to use no matter what disability they might have. A special feature of the garden of course is the sensory aspect. People who have no sight are able to feel, touch and smell the many aromas and textures of the Australian bush.
Toilet facilities for the disabled are available at adjacent to the Garden.
Vehicle access is from Wilfred Barrett Drive.
A shared cycleway now has now been completed pathway from the Northern end of The Entrance Bridge to Two Shores Caravan Park, passing the Garden and giving excellent pedestrian access.
The Garden, which is a joint project between the Lions Club of The Entrance and Wyong Shire Council, officially opened in August 2001.
The Viewing Platform and Shelter Sheds were constructed in the following years and pathway from The Entrance to the garden was completed during 2004 and extended further north in 2006.
The Garden has been strongly supported by local Councillors, State Member, CoastCare The Entrance North, Westpac, The Entrance Bowling Club, Tuggerah Lakes Returned Servicemens League and the Darkingjung Land Council.
Strong support has come from community members by way of donations of trees and shrubs.
The members of the Lions Club of The Entrance maintain the lawns and gardens, with help coming from people on the Work for the Dole Program and persons on Community Service Orders.
The people of Wyong Shire are strong supporters of The Entrance Lions Club.
It is this support that helps with projects such as we have in this beautiful garden.
If you, as an individual or as a member of a group or organisation wish to be involved in the development and maintenance of the garden then please drop Don Grace a line at P.O. Box 110 The Entrance 2261. We would love to see you.