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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 2.15 pm at Packington Village Hall unless otherwise indicated.

Please note: All attendees must show their u3a membership card to all events.

Future programme

Thu 16th Dec1 pmPackington Village Hall.Secret Santa. Please bring garden gift value of £5. Also craft demo. Please bring own food and cutlery this year.
Thu 20th Jan2.15 pmPackington Village HallGarden Design with Francesca Sinclair who writes in the Ashby Life. £4 entry
Thu 17th Feb2.15 pmPackington Village HallColour through the seasons. A talk by Simon Gulliver, gardens and parks consultant for the National Trust. Advisor on the development of over 30 historical gardens. Also plants for sale £4 entry.
Thu 17th Mar1 pmSelf-drive visit to PLANTERS garden centre, TamworthA talk by Gerald Ingram, owner of Planters, plus a buffet. Buffet at 1pm, talk at 2pm. Price £10, drinks cost extra. Please advise if you have any food allergies or intolerances.
Thu 21st Apr9 amCoach trip to Ashwood Nurseries and Johns Garden.Leaving from Royal Hotel at 9 am. Coach fare and entry £21.

18th November 2021

Our November meeting was a talk on bonsai gardening. George bought many of his bonsai plants that were displayed on stage. He went through the different shapes the plants are formed into and the different varieties of plants. He displayed on screen the different stages the plants went through over the years. We also had a demonstration of how to wire up a young plant.