Silhill

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Apr 10th Annual General Meeting
Fri May 1st Andy Smith - Singer/Songwriter
Fri Jun 5th Howard Robinson - Great Whitley Church
Fri Jul 3rd Mrs Pat Carr - Living in Saudi Arabia
Fri Aug 7th Ashley Grove - Wildlife Trust
Fri Sep 4th Chris Dingley - TBA
Fri Oct 2nd John Ross - The Life and Times of Gilbert & Sullivan
Fri Nov 6th TBA -
Fri Dec 4th Christmas Dinner
Outings
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 Trip
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 Witley Church tour
Mon Sep 7th DARWIN’S NAUTICAL DELIGHT. Details of Nautical Delight
Wed Sep 30th Globe and Rose Theatre Tours and Exhibition. Details of Sept Globe Trip
Fri Feb 19th Trip to Kingussie, Scotland (4 nights)
Bookworms
Mon Apr 13th Group B -We Are Ll Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Mon Apr 13th Group A - The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
Mon May 11th Group B - The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Mon May 11th Group A - Cover Her Face by P D James
Mon Jun 8th Group B - The One Plus One by Jo Jo Moyes
Mon Jul 13th Group B - The Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paton Walsh
Mon Aug 10th Group B The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Mon Sep 14th Group B :- The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons
Mon Oct 12th Group B - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
Mon Nov 9th Group B - Suite Francais by Nemirovsky
Mon Dec 14th Group B -Each member of the group to come with a five minute talk about a book s/he wishes the group to read next - Talking Up Your Book Choice!
Gardening
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 Apr 13th Review photos of the March Field Trip
Mon May 11th 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 Apr 14th Walk leaders Derek & Chris Giles. Details later
Thu May 14th Walk leader Linda Hornby - details later
Tue Jun 9th Walk leaders Mike & Dorothy Chapman - details later
Thu Jul 9th Walk leader Ann Pickard - details later