Silhill

Gardening

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
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There is a proposed trip to Tatton Park in July - keep checking the web page for further information

Dates for your Diary
Thu May 19th Kathleen Brown's Garden (Stevington, Bedford) by coach. Leave Solihull 9.30 am. Visit to Olney, a lovely market town with cafes, Cowper and Newton Museum + garden, antique shops, vintage shop, art shop, all small individual shops. PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF BOOKING IN JANUARY.
Fri Jun 3rd 1.30/2.00 pm - Celia Davis' Garden (Wasps and Bees speaker), Berkeswell, Coventry. NB lunch opportunity available. Further information available nearer date.
Wed Jun 15th Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Chipping Campden. 12 noon to 6 pm. Leave Solihull 11.00 am. Light lunches available.
Fri Jul 1st 1.30 pm Paul's Oasis of Calm, 18 Kings Close, Kings Heath, B14 6TP.
Fri Jul 15th Meadow Farm, Feckenham. MINIMUM 20. PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF BOOKING IN JANUARY.
Fri Aug 5th 1.00 PM following Core Meeting - visit to Artisan Plant Nurseries, CLM Keder Greenhouses, 26 Newton, Offenham, Evesham WR11 8RZ
Fri Aug 12th Shrewsbury Flower Show by train. Further details available nearer date.
Fri Sep 2nd Late Summer Lunch and local gardens walk - Saxon Mill, Warwick CV34 5YN. Fixed price menu available.
Fri Sep 9th Heritage Weekend - full listings available in July 2016 - watch this space!!
Fri Oct 7th 12.15 pm - Meeting in Community Hall - speaker - Mandy "Importance of Evergreens and early Spring interest"
Fri Oct 14th Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS. Car pool arrangements.
Fri Nov 4th 12.15 pm - Meeting Community Hall - Talk by Chris Ward - Wildlife Gardening.
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