Silhill

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Feb 6th Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll - Speaker Chris Morgan
Fri Mar 6th A Policeman's Lot! - Speaker Alan Rogers
News
Thu Jul 16th Witley Church and lunch.Details of Witley Church
Outings
Thu Feb 19th 5 day coach trip to the Cairngorms Details of Cairngorms Trip
Wed Mar 11th Globe and Rose Theatre Tours & Exhibition Details of Globe Theatre Tour
Wed Apr 22nd Visit Tudor Crystal and Ruskin College glassworks, Stourbridge. Details of Visit to Tudor Crystal
Mon May 11th Globe and Rose Theatre Tours and Exhibition. Details of May Globe Tour
Wed Jun 17th Visit to Abbey at Cwm-Hir, Wales. Details of Abbey visit
Thu Jul 16th Tour of Witley Church followed by lunch Details
Mon Sep 7th DARWIN’S NAUTICAL DELIGHT. Details of Nautical Delight
Bookworms
Mon Feb 9th Group A - Disgrace by J. M. Cotezee
Mon Mar 9th Group A - The Long Walk Home by Judith Tebbutt
Mon Apr 13th Group A - The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
Mon May 11th Group A - Cover Her Face by P D James
Gardening
Fri Feb 6th Core meeting - followed by visit to Webb, Worcester Road Wychbold, Droitwich Spa Worcs, WR9 0DG
Fri Mar 6th 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 10th Mttg + TALK – Paul Green – “Plants for the season” plus plants for sale
Sat Apr 18th Plant Hunter’s Fair, Middleton Hall, Tamworth B78 2AE - TBC
Fri May 1st Meeting + TALK –Dr Murray Mylechreest – “Gardens in Trust”
Fri May 22nd 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 5th 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 3rd Core Mtg + Visit to The Guinea Gardens, Edgbaston – a collection of Victorian Gardens over 100 years old (subject to confirmation)
Fri Jul 17th Meadow Farm, Feckenham – by special request of members. MINIMUM NUMBER 20 £7 pp (inc refreshments.
Fri Aug 7th Core Mtg + GARDENING SUMMER LUNCH –The Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry 1.15 pm subject to confirmation of numbers tbc
Thu Aug 13th 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 4th Core Mtg – Afternoon cream tea/light tea – Chateau Impney, Droitwich + gardens £14.95 pp (tbc) Max 15
Sat Sep 5th NGS Open Gardens – Bretforton - awaiting details
Fri Oct 2nd 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 23rd Batsford Arboretum – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm TBC
Fri Nov 6th Mtg – TALK – Celia Davis – “Wild bees and wasps in the garden”
Fri Dec 4th Core Xmas Meal
Photography
Mon Feb 2nd TBC - Calendar Review of photos used, how and why the winning pictures were selected and why others were rejected
Mon Mar 2nd Field Trip – subject and venue to be decided by the Members of the Group
Mon Apr 6th Review photos of the March Field Trip
Mon May 4th Presentation - Subject and Speaker TBC
Mon Jun 1st Field Trip – subject Animals – suggested Sheldon Country Park
Mon Jul 6th Review photos from the June Field Trip
Walking
Tue Feb 10th Walk leaders Sandra and Bob Thursfield - details later
Thu Mar 12th Walk leader Linda Hornby - details later