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Gardens (Thursdays)

Meeting Details

Meeting DayThursday
Time2.00 - 4.00
FrequencyMonthly
LocationAbbot Hall Social Centre / members' gardens
Co-ordinator(s)Janet Galloway

What we do

Like the other gardens groups, we aim to provide a stimulating forum for swapping ideas, plants and experiences.

We have indoor meetings in Winter for demonstrations and slide shows or films, while at brighter times of the year we like to get out and about visiting local gardens with occasional more extended trips to places of interest to gardeners, such as Lowther Castle and Newton Rigg, sometimes to take part in practical courses.

Reports

July 2017

We have an interesting programme of talks and garden visits for the coming year and usually meet on the first Thursday in the month, but this can change depending on the activity.

There will be 2 talks in November and February - one on hostas and the other on Capability Brown. A meal in the New Year takes us through the winter months.

The full details of our programme will be available at the September Open Day.

If you are interested in joining us please ring me.

March 2017

Last month we visited Hornby Castle to look at the snowdrops on their open weekend and this month we are going to walk along Grange promenade to look at the flower borders and listen to a talk on the planting and maintenance done by their army of gardeners.

We have further plans to make a hanging basket, visit the stumpery at Sizergh Castle, visit Arabella Lennox- Boyd's garden and go to Tatton Hall Garden Festival.

Although our title is Thursday Gardeners we are not fixed to meeting on Thursdays.

If you are interested in a comprehensive programme please ring me.

November 2016

We have had a successful start to the season with a visit to Askham Hall gardens and Larch Cottage nursery in September and an inspiring talk on garden design in October.

Nov - a talk on Christmas flower arranging at Beetham nursery.

Dec - Making a Christmas decoration and Christmas quiz.

Jan - Meal at The Villa.

2 Feb - at Abbot Hall Social Centre

If you would like to join our group we have an interesting programme of talks and visits planned so contact me for a copy.

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