We meet on 1st Wednesday of the month at St Teresa's from 10am-12noon unless a garden visit is planned. £2 fee includes tea, coffee, biscuits.
The aim of the group is to bring together people who enjoy gardening and gardens. In the summer months we visit public and private gardens by car or coach. In the winter we have guest speakers covering many aspects of gardening.
If you think this would appeal to you please contact Phyllis Preston.
Article published July 2017 in our newsletter
The garden group is a large group of over 100 members but everyone is welcome to join the group. During autumn and winter we meet at St Teresa’s when we have talks on a wide variety of garden related topics and it is an opportunity to meet and chat over coffee and biscuits. Our programme for last year included
Steve Halliwell who talked about Gresgarth Hall Gardens thro’ the year. A very interesting account of the changing colours etc through the seasons. Then Sue Beacon gave a slide show and talk about her own garden and how she encouraged wildlife into it. She also showed her fairy garden which she had created for her 3 granddaughters. An excellent and amusing talk. December is always our Christmas party and quiz. In February Michael Tranter gave a very interesting talk on the Eden project, then Carole Johnson was our final speaker who told us fascinating stories about bee keeping
In the spring and summer we have a monthly trip usually by coach to varied and interesting gardens both private and national trust. This year we have already been to Rhode Hall to see the snowdrops and Speke Hall to see the bluebells. Our summer trips include Quarry bank followed by Abbeywood gardens then Plas Cadnant on Anglesey. In September we are having our popular plant swap then our final trip will be a return to Harewood house in October.
Give and Take Notice Board
An opportunity to swap plants or give some away; share the cost of buying bedding plants etc. Leave a message on our notice board with your contact details.