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 Dec 8th Core Christmas Meal (No Separate Garden Group Meeting in December)
Fri Jan 5th Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: Adrian James "A Garden from Scratch"
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 Club
Stratford Road (Monkspath) B90 4EW
12:30 for 1:00pm 3 Courses for £20.00 (includes Tip)
Please pay and make menu selections at November or January 2018 U3A Meetings

Menu Selections

TO START:
DUCK LIVER & ORANGE PATE, MELBA TOAST
TRIO OF SALMON TERRINE, LIME CRÈME FRAICHE
HOME MADE TOMATO & RED PEPPER SOUP
DEEP FRIED BRIE WEDGES, WARM CRANBERRY SAUCE

MAIN COURSE:
GRILLED SALMON FILLET, PLUM, GINGER & SPRING ONION SAUCE
ROAST RUMP OF LAMB, REDCURRANT & ROSEMARY SAUCE
PAN FRIED BREAST OF CHICKEN, WILD MUSHROOM & RED WINE SAUCE
MEDITERRANEAN VEGETABLE WELLINGTON, VEGETABLE JUS

SERVED WITH POTATO GRATIN & FRESH STEAMED VEGETABLES

DESSERTS:
FRENCH APPLE TART & CUSTARD
CLASSIC LEMON TART, FRUIT COULIS
WHITE CHOCOLATE & BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE
CHOCOLATE PRALINE TRUFFLE MOUSSE

TO FINISH: COFFEE/TEA & CHOCOLATES
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 Nursery Garden Centre" (Project run by Alexandria College for Special Needs Students). Speaker is Nicky Stitt.
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
Mon Jul 2nd Great Gardens of Ireland 4 day / 3 night tour
Monday 02 July 2018 - Thursday 05 July 2018
£445.00 per person including flights
£52.00 single supplement (limited number of single rooms)

Price includes:
• Return Aer Lingus flights from Birmingham to Dublin
(includes 20kg 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
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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
Fine Dining 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