|Co-ordinators||Lesley Suggate (and gardening committee)|
|Telephone||01280 812195. 07952812517|
|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.
|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
‘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.
|Visit to Kingsbridge Farm
6 acre garden. Herbaceous borders, many roses, topiary yews. Entrance cost £6 + £4 for cream tea.
|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.
|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.
|1st Oct||MMVH||Annual Planning Meeting|
|5th Nov||MMVH||Visiting Speaker:
An old friend returns. Chris Day from Buckingham Garden Centre
|3rd Dec||MMVH||Christmas Social|
Contact the Group coordinator for further information – details shown above.
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