|Meeting Day||2nd Friday|
|Co-ordinator(s)||Helen Barron & Yvonne Boyd|
We meet once a month to visit gardens in this area and to talk about gardening. Later this year we hope to start swapping plants as well as ideas.
We enjoy chatting about gardening (and lots of other things.)
We don't have a set meeting-place and our visits are very informal and seem to involve refreshments of some sort as well.
Note the change of co-ordinators
We continue to find new and interesting gardens to visit. An especially lovely one was Clearbeck House at Tatham, well worth the journey. Lovely plants and interesting art work.
We seem to be jinxed by bad weather on most of our outings but none more so than October when we had to cancel the trip to Mawsons in Silverdale because it was particularly terrible. Hopefully, we will visit this 'work in progress' garden next year.
We have recently welcomed new members to the group and now each garden visit has about 12-15 of us.
In April we had an interesting visit to the National Trust arboretum at High Close with a guide and talk by the ranger.
We were in Arnside at 'Highlands' in May and in June at ‘Windy Hall’, Bowness. Both of these wonderful gardens were very interesting and the owners were our informative guides.
The group ended another successful year with a very good Christmas lunch at The Hare and Hounds at Levens.
The diary meeting in January planned the year's visits and meetings which started with a very interesting talk by Diane Hewitt, the county organiser for the National Garden Scheme, her subject being 'From district nurses to climate change'.
Weather willing we will be visiting the first garden, Brenda Austin's, in March.