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Gardens (Mondays)

Meeting Details

Meeting Day1st Monday
Time10.00 - 12.00
Co-ordinator(s)Dorothy Holladay

What we do

We meet on the first Monday of every month in a different member’s garden, swap advice, plants, seeds and produce. We have a mix of experienced and less experienced gardeners and it has been both interesting and inspiring.  However, with 17 members this group is now over full.


August 2019

Our next visit is at 10.00 a.m. on 5 August to Lorna Pogsoni’s garden, followed by a plant swop.

Our September and October visits are to members’gardens.

On 4 November we meet at Castle Street, when Vicky Aspin will talk about the plant collector William Purdom [1880-1921]. Vicky has curated and developed the Purdom bed at Holehird, and has visited the area in China where he worked. This is an open meeting, and all are welcome. There will be a charge of £2 per person.

As some of the meetings are at members’ homes, the group size is limited, but at present we can accept new members.

May 2019

The first two meetings of the year were at members’ homes.

At the January meeting, we enjoyed seeing [and smelling] the wide variety of plants and flowers which were giving us pleasure in our gardens at that time.

In March we visited Orchard Cottage at Levens, where the Hellebores were benefiting from the fine February weather.

Our next visits are to Clearbeck, Lower Rowell Farm and Cottage and Matson Ground.

December 2018

Dorothy Holladay has now taken over as co-ordinator for the group.

November 2018

The Monday Garden Group generally meets in members homes and gardens which is why we can’t take any new members at present.

We give each other ideas and usually have a session of topical tips .

This year we have visited gardens at some distance and especially enjoyed the Ford Park Garden at Ulverston, a charity run by volunteers which is a great community asset.

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