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
Fri Mar 6 Meeting & Annual Review + Talk and presentation by author Kim Hurst from Cottage Herbery. - Tasty buds, luscious leaves and succulent shoots - all things edible. Plants and seeds for sale.
Fri Apr 10 Mttg + TALK – Paul Green – “Plants for the season” plus plants for sale
Sat Apr 18 Plant Hunter’s Fair, Middleton Hall, Tamworth B78 2AE - TBC
Fri May 1 Meeting + TALK –Dr Murray Mylechreest – “Gardens in Trust”
Fri May 22 Visit to Russell’s Garden Centre– Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AG + private opening available “Secret Garden” subject to numbers. Rhododendrons + Azaleas in perfusion. £3.00PP
Fri Jun 5 Eden and The Lost Gardens of Heligan - 4 day tour

£274.00pp (inc £5 tips) Single Supp £63.00 pp + £11 Ins if req’d TBC
Fri Jul 3 Core Mtg + Visit to The Guinea Gardens, Edgbaston – a collection of Victorian Gardens over 100 years old (subject to confirmation)
Fri Jul 17 Meadow Farm, Feckenham – by special request of members. MINIMUM NUMBER 20 £7 pp (inc refreshments.
Fri Aug 7 Core Mtg + GARDENING SUMMER LUNCH –The Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry 1.15 pm subject to confirmation of numbers tbc
Thu Aug 13 Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester – One of Britain’s best kept secrets – 30 acre Victorian paradise including one of the finest and biggest collections of peonies. Open 11.00 am – 6.00 pm £6 pp + Guided tour £3 pp based on min 10 Lunch £8 (tbc)
Fri Sep 4 Core Mtg – Afternoon cream tea/light tea – Chateau Impney, Droitwich + gardens £14.95 pp (tbc) Max 15
Sat Sep 5 NGS Open Gardens – Bretforton - awaiting details
Fri Oct 2 Core Mtg + TALK - Dr Steve Reynolds – “Foliar Pests and foes plus What’s Up Doc plant clinic – take in poorly plants for diagnosis!
Fri Oct 23 Batsford Arboretum – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm TBC
Fri Nov 6 Mtg – TALK – Celia Davis – “Wild bees and wasps in the garden”
Fri Dec 4 Core Xmas Meal
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Art & Craft Art Appreciation
Bookworms Bowls
Bridge Computing
Cookery Cribbage Group
French Conversation Gardening
Italian Conversation Luncheon club
Photography Poetry Appreciation
Recorder Playing Strolling/Dog Walking
Walking