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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 16th Apr9:15 amJohn's Garden and Ashwood NurseriesCoach leaves Royal at 9.15. Cost £15 inc. coach and entry fee.
Thu 21st May2:00 pmAqueduct Cottage, Coleorton, LE67 8JFSelf-drive to the cottage to arrive for 2 pm. Classic English garden spread over 3 acres. £6.50 entry inc. refreshments.
Thu 18th Jun2:00 pmAt Val & Trev, Windmill Close, AshbyGarden Party. Free refreshments and drinks for our garden members plus plant swap
Thu 16th JulTBAWaterperry Gardens, OxfordshireCoach trip, details to follow

20th February

This month's meeting was a presentation on Great British Gardens given by Jeff Bates. It was very interesting, and presented in an entertaining and informative way. There were gardens from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. We were given the history of the gardens, and information on the plants and trees that were to be found at the various locations.

Members were also invited to take part in a competition if they wished, planting 2 seed potatoes in a container, then to bring the resulting crop to our garden party in June, with a prize for the winner.