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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 20th Dec2:00 pmPackington HallSecret Santa. All members attending are asked to bring an item of food to share and a wrapped gift to the value of £5
Thu 17th Jan2:00 pmPackington Village HallTalk by Sally Cunningham (writer, ecologist, professional gardener) on plants from the past. £3 pp
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 HallEaster Wreath - by Tina. £3 pp
Thu 16th May9:00 amDepart Royal Hotel 9 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

18th October.

The gardening group held our annual harvest lunch in October. Our usual 'home venue' at Packington village hall again proved to be the perfect place to welcome our members. All those who attended on the day brought an item of food to share and what a fabulous selection there was. We had ample time to chat to friends and new members and we had a lovely afternoon enjoying the company of our very friendly group. The meal was followed by a free raffle, and Dorothy Chapman made the best dressed vegetable - congratulations to her. All members helped to tidy away and the work was done quickly.