Silhill

Gardening

Group Coordinator: Marcia Legg

The Gardening Group's original aim was to meet with like-minded people who enjoyed gardening and wished to gain confidence to explore new ideas through sharing practical gardening tips. Over the years, we have attracted additional members who love to VISIT gardens, even though they may not have a garden of their own. The Gardening Group caters to both. The Group meets regularly, at least once a month, to visit gardens, attend demonstrations and to engage guest speakers to broaden gardening knowledge on a variety of related subjects.
An annual membership fee of £10 is charged to pay for room hire, speakers, administration etc. The group has over 60 members currently.
A committee of Marcia Legg (Co-ordinator), Deirdre Hands (Assistant Co-ordinator), Dianne Mooy (Secretary) and Marylou Jeffs(Treasurer) ensures these activities are sustained.
Anyone interested should click here to email Marcia Legg

Dates for your Diary
Fri Oct 6th DEPOSIT DUE FOR Great Gardens of Ireland 4 day / 3 night tour
Monday 02 July 2018 - Thursday 05 July 2018
£395.00 per person including flights
£52.00 single supplement (limited number of single rooms)

Price includes:
• Return Ryanair flights from Birmingham to Dublin
(includes 15kg hold luggage allowance)
• Coach hire whilst in Ireland for 4 full days
• 3 nights half board at Arklow Bay Seaside Hotel
• Entrance to Killruddery House and Gardens
• Entrance to Powerscourt Gardens
• Entrance to the Irish National Stud with Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra’s Gardens
• Entrance to Mount Usher Gardens
• Minimum 1-night entertainment

See Link on Gardening Group Page (RIGHT side) for a copy of the Trip Leaflet called Ireland2018

£100 Non-Refundable Deposit due by 6 October 2017
Fri Oct 6th Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Extending the Season in Your Garden" by Victoria Logue
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Nov 3rd Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Small is Beautiful (Alpines)" by Julie Ritchie
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Dec 8th Core Christmas Meal (No Separate Garden Group Meeting in December)
Fri Jan 5th Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: Speaker To be Confirmed
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Jan 26th Gardening Group New Years Lunch
Shirley Golf Course
3 Courses for £20.00
(Menu Selections to be made in advance)
Fri Feb 2nd Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Gardens in the Solihull Parks" by Emma Sibbing
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Mar 2nd Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Umberslade Garden Centre" (Project run by Alexandria College for Special Needs Students)
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Apr 6th Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Gardening Group AGM followed by Flower Arranging Demonstration by Veronica Bentley
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
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Art & Craft Arts Appreciation
Bookworms Groups A, B, C and D Bridge
Cinema Club Computing
Cookery Cribbage Group
Curry Club Family History
French Conversation Gardening
Golf Historical Figures
Luncheon club Park Walking Group
Photography Poetry Appreciation
Recorder Playing Rummikub & Bananagram
Singing Sunday Lunch Club
Trips and Events Walking
Wine Appreciation