There were over thirty at the meeting in February, an excellent turn out for a cold evening! Richard Ayres was our speaker, talking about "Snowdrops and Winter Interest Flowers". Richard is the retired Head Gardener of Angelsey Abbey, and began his talk with a bit of background about the Abbey, before moving on to talk about how his interest in Snowdrops developed, and then about the funding and formation of the famous Winter Garden. His talk was very entertaining, and before we knew it, the time for tea and coffee had arrived!
Our next meeting, on Monday March 5th, will be a really special one. We have Val Bourne coming from the other side of the country, to talk about "Colour Throughout the Year". She has been a committed organic gardener all her life, eschewing the use of all chemicals in her productive Cotswold garden full of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Val used to work in vegetable research, but is primarily a plantaholic: she serves on the RHS floral and dahlia panels judging the trials. She is a lecturer, photographer and award-winning author and journalist - with articles recently in 'The Sunday Telegraph' and 'Garden Answers' and in the March editions of 'County Living and 'The English Garden magazones - but most of all she is a hands-on gardener. How to get colour into the garden, throughout the seasons, will be an informative and inspiring talk.
Everybody is welcome to come along - you don't have to be a member. We are a very friendly club, all wanting to learn a little about gardening, but we also enjoy getting out on a winter evening and having a good time together, instead of watching yet another couple of hours of television! And bring a friend - or two!
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.
Our party in December 2017!
The two Peter's at the 2016 Show
During the visit to Richmond House in Clare in June, 2016.
Our display in the Church to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.