Gardening

Co-ordinators Lesley Suggate (and gardening committee)
Telephone 01280 812195. 07952812517
E-mail gardening@buckinghamu3a.org.uk
Weekday 1st Tuesday
Time 14.00 – 16.00
Venue Maids Moreton Village Hall MMVH

About the group

The Gardening Group meets every first Tuesday of the month with the exception of January and August when no meetings take place.  Meetings are usually about 2 hrs in length with tea & biscuits and a raffle.

We plan a programme of events which starts in February every year.  A copy is available if requested from the co-ordinator.

2019 will see changes in the group but not too many.  In future the Group will be run by four people, each with their own responsibilities but working together to give a co-ordinated feel.

Our first event in February will be the ever popular Gardener’s Question Time with our own experts, one of whom used to run her own nursery. So if you plan to join us, bring your questions along with you.

We are now in a position to invite new members to join us.   This was not possible for some time but as there are now two Gardening Groups, the pressure to accommodate everyone have been eased.  So if you feel like joining an established group that collectively has a lot of knowledge, please contact the co-ordinator.  We look forward to seeing you.

U3A Tuesday Gardening Group Programme 2019

Please bring surplus plants, seeds etc., for the Sales Table.

Funds help to pay for the Guest Speakers.

Month Venue Meeting Tea
Jan No Meeting  
5th Feb MMVH Gardener’s Question Time
With our own experts.
 
5th March MMVH Visiting Speaker:
After his very interesting talk on garden birds
Welcome back to
Chris Ward
‘Orchid and Owls not Concrete Cows’.
 
2nd April MMVH Visiting Speaker (and hedgehog)
Andrew Jackson from Brackley Hogwatch.
Speaking about the valuable work to save this gardeners friend.
 
 
7th May Evenley Visit to Evenley Wood Garden
This is the best time of year to see the scilla stream
Entrance cost £6 (Cash only). Tea & cakes  available if more than 10 people in the group.
Not required
4th June Steeple
Claydon
Visit to Kingsbridge Farm
6 acre garden. Herbaceous borders, many roses, topiary yews. Entrance cost £6 + £4 for cream tea.
Not required
2nd July Soulbury Visit to Close Cottage, Soulbury, nr Leighton Buzzard.
3 acre, 15 year old garden. Formal terraced garden, orchard & paddock. The garden has a wide variety of shrubs and perennials. Entrance cost £4.50 +£2 tea & cake.
Not required
Aug   No Meeting  
4th Sep Broughton
Nr. Banbury
Visit to Broughton Castle Gardens.
N.B. This visit will not be our usual Tuesday as the castle isn’t open on Tuesdays.
The castle is the ancestral home of Lord and Lady Saye & Sele. The moated castle is surrounded by herbaceous and shrub borders. The walled garden has box edged rose beds.  Entrance cost £6 (gardens only) Tea room open 2pm – 5pm.
 
Not required
1st Oct MMVH Visiting Speaker:
An old friend returns. Chris Day from Buckingham Garden Centre
 
5th Nov MMVH Annual Planning Meeting
 
3rd Dec MMVH Christmas Social  

 


Contact the Group coordinator for further information – details shown above.

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