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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 18th Jul10 amCoach trip to David Austen RosesCoach departs Royal Hotel at 10 am.
£17 plus extra £10 for optional guided tour. Bookings are now being taken
Thu 15th Aug1 pmGarden Party, 2 Fairfax Close, Ashby.Scones and drink provided. Free plant raffle. Booking required for catering purposes
Thu 19th Sep9.45 amCoach trip to Hidcote GardensCoach departs 9.45 am from the Royal Hotel. Coach £20. Entry £16.15 Free to NT members
Thu 17th Oct2 pmHarvest at Packington Village HallPlease bring an item of food to share, drinks will be provided.
Booking required
Thu 21st Nov2.10 pmPackington Village HallGarden talk by the Potty Plotters (not to be missed). Entry £3.
Thu 19th Dec2 pmChristmas Celebration at Packington Village Hall.Please bring an item of food to share and your own plate, bowl and cutlery. Drinks will be provided.
If you wish to take part in our Secret Santa activity please bring a gift, up to the value of £6.00, wrapped but not labelled to add to our Secret Santa sack. NO FOOD PLEASE. Drinks will be provided

20th June – Whitehouse Farm

The gardening group visited Whitehouse Farm at Ingarsby in Leicestershire today which was a former Georgian farm. The farm is now a house with a 2 acres of country garden divided into different areas such as an orchard, pools and herbaceous borders. We had a talk from the owner, who came to the house 25 years ago, on all the work they had done, creating the garden and repairing the old buildings. There were lots of blue damselflies around the larger pond. Towards the end we had refreshments in a open old farm building which provided a little shelter from the hot sun.