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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 19th Sep10:00 amStratford upon Avon visiting Shakespeare's New Place gardenCoach trip. Departs Royal Hotel 10 am, return 4.30 pm
Thu 17th Oct2:00 pmPackington Village HallHarvest Lunch
Thu 21st Nov2:00 pmPackington Village HallGarden & Planting talk by a speaker from National Memorial Arboretum. £4 entrance fee
Thu 19th Dec2:00 pmPackington Village HallSecret Santa and Christmas buffet

18th July

The gardening group visited Powis Castle in Wales today and again we had fabulous weather. The coach journey was trouble free and we arrived at the time planned. Being in Wales the site was very steep and the castle itself looked very impressive as we approached. Going down to the garden was a real treat with panoramic views and some of the most beautiful plants in glorious colours laid out before us. The gardens are quite extensive and primarily in tiers there are huge trees, extra large flowers, tiny flowers, shrubs, urns and statues. Plants were available to purchase too.

Everyone seemed to have a lovely day with time to explore the castle inside and also the museum.