Objectives of the Group
To enhance each member's enjoyment of their garden through sharing their individual enthusiasm, gardening knowledge, experience, facilities and purchasing power and having fun at the same time!
So whether your garden is large or small, well established or brand new, or even consists of just a few pots and containers, if you love plants and would like to learn to grow them more successfully or more efficiently, come and join us in the U3A Gardening Group.
Meeting Places - currently we are meeting on Zoom but in normal times we would meet in Members' gardens and visits to public gardens/garden centres.
Meeting time and dates TBA - generally monthly.
Group Leader - Margaret Ross
Click on the Envelope symbol to contact the Group Leader for more information about meetings.
From February to October, we continued to visit members’ gardens and homes. Our demonstrations and practical sessions, led by members, were on planting hanging baskets and on pruning various types of shrubs.
At our ‘Keep, Move, Remove’ meeting in a member’s slightly overgrown garden, we discussed which of these should be done with the plants. Some practical work was included.
For visits, we toured Burnside Garden near Drongan, Dumfries House Walled Garden, and have had two garden centre meetings to discuss and choose plants.
Our first meeting was in February. Through the year we met monthly at a member’s home to view the garden and learn about the member’s plants, styles and general conditions. Among us we have a range of large or small, fairly new or mature, town or country gardens, with varied growing situations.
In September, each member completed a survey questionnaire to identify members’ interests and activities they wanted to include at meetings.
The collated results showed members are mainly interested in learning about ornamental plants, ways of propagating, discussion on successful growing and general maintenance. Some are interested in growing vegetables.
For activities, most members want visits to gardens open to the public and nurseries, learning through demonstrations and practical sessions. In December we had a demonstration and practical session on flower arranging methods, led by a member.
If you wish to contact Margaret click on the envelope symbol to the right. (Probably at the bottom of the page on a mobile device.)