South Lakes U3A banner

Gardens (Mondays)

Meeting Details

Meeting Day1st Monday
Time10.00 - 12.00
Co-ordinator(s)Yvonne Langhorn & Mavis Aitchison

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.


July 2017

We had an enjoyable summer with excellent garden visits to High Park Barns and Smith's End, Levens, another plant swap and visits to 2 members’ gardens. 

4 Sep - Garden visit to Barbie & John Handleys, Low Fell West, Crosthwaite 

2 Oct -  A garden DVD at a member's home 

6 Nov - An audio visual presentation by Brian Gomm entitled ‘Following in the steps of Reginald Farrer & others’ in the Castle Street Centre Art Room, Kendal. A small charge of £3 including refreshments  to help cover costs. Open to other garden group members. 

4 Dec - A Christmas lunch  T. B. A. 

Our group is full at the moment.

March 2017

We had an enjoyable start to 2017 with discussions about weeds, sustainable gardening and a visit to Summerdale House, Nook.

8 May - Margaret & Martin Evan’s garden at High Park Barns, Oxenholme.

5 June - a member’s garden in Kendal.

3 July - Mr & Mrs Hoggarth’s garden, Smiths End, Levens .

7 Aug - a member’s garden in Silverdale & plant swop.

November 2016

Jennifer and Yvonne are our new co-ordinators for 2017.

After an enjoyable Autumn programme including a garden visit and lecture we are looking forward to our Christmas Jacob’s Join.

9 Jan - Discussion about weeds – ‘Friend or Foe’

6 Feb - Visit to a member’s garden in Kendal.

6 Mar - Summerdale House at the Nook nr Lupton.

3 Apr - Visit to a member’s garden with a seed & plant swap.

Our group is full at the moment but there is a waiting list.

August 2016

In May we had an enjoyable visit to Holehird Garden where there are always new features to see.

Our June meeting was felt to be a privileged one at Beetham in the Garden Centre propagation area. The manager gave advice and useful knowledge was gained.


July - Kevin Preston's allotment garden at Holme Mills.
Kevin is a National Sweet Pea grower & exhibitor.



5 Sep – A visit to Doreen's garden


3 Oct – Gardening for Bees by Dr Julia Hoggard (small charge) at Castle Street Centre to which members of other gardening groups are invited.

7 Nov - Our holidays and memorable gardens

5 Dec - Christmas meal at Kitridding Farm cafe.

There may be vacancies for one or two new members in September.

Top of Page