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Gardens (Friday)

Meeting Details

Meeting Day3rd Friday
Time10.00 - 12.00
LocationVarious outdoor locations & Castle Street during some Winter months.
Co-ordinator(s)Kath Edwards and Elaine Boothman

What we do

Our group comprises members with an interest in plants, gardens and gardening.

We meet at Castle Street Community Centre for some of the winter months, where we invite speakers, show DVDs related to Gardening and the History of Gardening , or some members will take part in presentations on a chosen theme.
In the warmer months we visit gardens of interest or other members’ gardens.
Our learning, in addition, comes from our own members’ knowledge as we discuss topics of interest, swap plants, seeds and produce.

We have 30 members at present with a waiting list for new members.


November 2018

No report received

August 2018

No report received

May 2018

We continue to thrive as a group and so far this year we held the Members’ Annual dinner in January at the Crooklands Hotel. In February we met at Castle Street to watch a DVD on Garden History – starting with 17th Century Gardens and in March we had a visit to Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston.

The following table shows our plans for our meetings from April to August

April 20th Askham Hall Nr Penrith
May 18th Hanging Basket Demonstration Farleton View Nursery and Tea rooms
June 15th Garden Visit to Hazelwood Farm, Silverdale
July 20th Kirkby Lonsdale Garden Ramble
Aug 17th Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands

Our group is full at the moment, but we are operating a waiting list for new members.

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