Group Leader: Rita Bennett

The Gardening Group's 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. An annual membership fee of £10 was agreed to pay for room hire, speakers, administration etc. To date 37 members have joined the Gardening Group. A committee of Rita Bennett (Co-ordinator), Pam Greatrex (Assistant Co-ordinator/Treasurer) and Chris Morby (Secretary) ensures these activities are sustained. 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. Visits included Notcutts Garden Centre, Halfpenny Green Vineyard Tour, Packwood House to meet the gardener, Arley Arboretum, Trentham Gardens, Wisley Flower Show and private gardens in Solihull, Marlbrook and Wythall. Fortunately the sun shone on each occasion.

Anyone interested should click here to email Rita Bennett

Dates for your Diary
Sat Aug 30 Bodenham Plant Fair/NGS, Marlbrook Bromsgrove - Bodenham Arboretum. Min 10 persons. Details to be confirmed nearer time + car pool arrangements.
Fri Sep 5 Talk 12.30 pm - Philip Aubury - Pruning - the why, when and how + plants for sale.
Fri Sep 19 MONET'S GARDEN, Rouen, Paris - 4 days. Coach travel. 3 nights bed and continental breakfast at Best Western or similar hotel. £184.50 pp (inc £5 gratuity) + 3 optional excursions - £30 deposit required.
Fri Oct 3 Talk 12.30 pm - Don Witton - Hardy winter survival kit
Mon Oct 13 Akamba Garden Centre (morning visit) - light refreshments available. Car pool arrangements to be made nearer the time.
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