Beccles

Gardening

Convenor: Jane Cudlipp
Date: 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 2pm to 4pm
No Waiting List and Guests Welcome
Venue: St John's Ambulance Hall, Blyburgate, Beccles, NR34 9FT
Admission £3.00 to cover the hire of the hall, speakers and refreshments

Contact the Convenor by clicking on the 'Bird'- see symbol at the top of this page.

WELCOME TO THE GARDENING GROUP

Our meetings are informal, informative, friendly and fun.
Content varies from illustrated presentations by recognised experts in the field of horticulture, and beyond, as well as lively discussions within the group.
We stage an annual plant fair. Members are encouraged to participate in activities including Christmas wreath making. The group also disseminates information on gardens of outstanding interest.

Note: Guests: (i.e. those who are not Beccles U3A members) are very welcome to come along, however we ask you to join Beccles U3A after attending two meetings.
Please note that we kindly request that all attendees, Beccles U3A members and guests, pay the entrance fee to enable us to maintain the high quality of speakers, hall hire and refreshments.

GARDENING GROUP PROGRAMME - 2019

THURSDAY 10th JANUARY
Annual Gardening Quiz

THURSDAY 14th FEBRUARY
Speaker: Jane Barstow
Topic: Exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show

THURSDAY 14th MARCH
Speaker: Michael Perry (Mr.Plant Geek)
Topic: Weird and Wacky Plants

THURSDAY 11th APRIL
Speaker: Luci Skinner of Woottens Nursery
Topic: Hardy Geraniums

NEXT MEETING
THURSDAY 9th MAY
Annual Members Plant Fair and Gardening Tips
Members share their garden bounty as well as tips on what makes their gardens thrive.
No need to bring plants to participate, you just have to be quick as there is often mutiny over this bounty!!

FUTURE MEETINGS

PLEASE NOTE: NO MEETING IN THE HALL IN JUNE

WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY (4pm to 7pm)***NOTE DATE
Annual Members Garden Party hosted by our Convenor in her lovely Beccles garden
NO MEETING IN THE HALL IN JULY

THURSDAY 8th AUGUST - Propagating from your own plants uplifts the soul and rewards the purse
Mary Shaheen leads this hands on session: prepare to get down and dirty ....

THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER - Hendringham Hall - A 15th Century moated house with medieval fishpond. The restored gardens have been described as 'Paradise regained.'
NO MEETING IN THE HALL IN SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 10th OCTOBER
Speaker: Jane Barstow
A welcome return to Jane who will reminisce on the creation of her own garden, The Laburnums, 25 years in the making.

THURSDAY 14th NOVEMBER
Speaker: Group member, Jan Oakley
Topic: 'Taming your Dragon'- Jan imposes her will, and her topiary shears, on some wild and wonderful garden beasties - topiary laid bare.

THURSDAY 12th DECEMBER
Topic: 'Decking the Halls' - with boughs of holly, swags of ivy, hips and haws.....
Festive decorating and a chance to make your own seasonal wreath.

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More Group Pages
Archaeology Art Appreciation
Badminton Ballroom Dancing 1
Ballroom Dancing 2 Beccles History 1500-1900
Beginners Spanish 2 Bridge
Canasta Church Explorers
Classical Music Appreciation 1 Classical Music Appreciation 2
Coffee Morning Computer Confidence Group
Creative Writing Cribbage
Current Affairs Cycling
Digital Photography Group Dog Walking
Drama Drawing and Painting
Drawing and Painting 2 English Country Dancing
Family History French Conversation
Gardening Growing Together
Historic Walks 1 Historic Walks 2
Historic Walks 3 Improvers Spanish
iPad Users Italian Conversation 1
Italian Conversation 2 Italian for improvers
Jazz Appreciation Latin
Lunch Club Madrigal Singing SATB
Madrigal Singing SSA Mah Jong
Medieval Beccles Modern Greek
Nimble Fingers Page Editing
Page Editing Philosophy/History of Ideas
Reading Group Recorder Playing
Science in the News Scrabble
Short Tennis Singing for Fun
Summer Rowing 2019 Table Tennis
Table Tennis 2 Theatre and Cinema Visits
Walking 1 Walking 2
Walking 3 Wine Appreciation
Yoga