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The Gardening Group

Leader:  Paul Dean - gardening@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01283 295987

The group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Future programme

Thu 21st Feb2:00 pmPackington Village HallTalk on Hidcote Manor Gardens - pre visit talk. £3 pp
Thu 21st Mar2:00 pmPackington Village HallBirds in the Garden by David Tideswell.
£3 pp
Thu 18th Apr2:00 pmPackington Village HallHow to make an Easter Wreath - by Tina.
£3 pp
Thu 16th May9:30 amDepart Royal Hotel 9:30 amVisit to Hidcote Manor Gardens
Thu 20th Jun2:00 pmTBAThe Dairy (self-drive)
Thu 18th Jul9:00 amDepart Royal Hotel 9 amPowis Castle (National Trust)
Thu 15th Aug2:00 pmBrenda's, 17 Money Hill, Ashby, LE65 1JAGarden Party and Plant Swap. Free food and drink
Thu 19th Sep2:00 pmTBCTBC
Thu 17th Oct2:00 pmPackington Village HallHarvest Lunch
Thu 21st Nov2:00 pmTBCTBC
Thu 19th Dec2:00 pmPackington Village HallSecret Santa and Christmas buffet

17th January

Today for our latest meeting we had a talk and slide show given by Sally Cunningham on Plants from the Past that was attended by 32 members. It was very instructive with information on when some of the oldest plants were found in our country and when varieties of plants and trees were first introduced here and the countries of their natural habitat. She also talked about plants used to dye fabrics and various other things plants are used for. Our next talk will be given by a guide from Hidcote gardens prior to our visit in May.