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.

On Tuesday 3rd July, a group of about twenty people went to visit Close Cottage in Soulby near to Leighton Buzzard.  This was a beautiful garden in many layers.  The first impression was of a large patio with giant size table but as soon as you left this area, the garden divided into many different areas, some large and some more intimate.  At the top, there was a lawn and beyond a field.  The blackcurrants were just ripe for picking and the flower gardens were full.  Daniel, one of the owners said they don’t have trouble with weeds as they over plant with flowers!  Later we had a good afternoon tea, and but for the fact, we did not want to over stay our welcome, we could still,be sitting there. It felt so comfortable.  Following this article, there are some examples of the lovely relaxed planting.

No meeting in August and the programme starts again in September with a visit to Boughton Castle.

We have vacancies for new members, so please make contact with me if you are interested.

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
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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