As you can see, we had a lovely last gathering of 2017 in the Institute, when we enjoyed a marvellous meal and the usual fiendish quiz. Sue Richmond was the winner of the "Gardening Brain of Hartest", with Pauline Sherman second, only one point behind. Thanks so much to David and his girls for catering for us, and to everybody who helped to set up - especially Jill, who was pruning in her garden in the dark to provide the foliage arrangements!
Our first meeting of 2018 will be on Monday January 8th, when the talk, with the title of "Travels in Western China - mountains, flowers and people", will be given by Hartest's own Erica Clark.
Erica has made many journeys in remote mountainous regions of western China and into Tibet. The focus of her journeys has often been in search of flowers but her interests lie also in the people of the region - different ethnic minorities, their languages, activities and way of life. Erica will bring her photographs and share some stories of her travels to give an insight into rural life in parts of China over the past 25 years and highlight the diversity of its flora and people. This will be a fascinating talk with wonderful photographs to illustrate her interests.
Everybody is welcome to come along - you don't have to be a member. We are a very friendly club, you certainly don't need to know much about gardening!
The meeting starts at 7.30pm, refreshments are available after the talk. Entry is only £2.00 per person. Contact Geraldine on 01787 280134 or email@example.com with any questions.
During the visit to Richmond House in Clare in June, 2016.
Our display in the Church to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.