Carlisle & District

Gardening for Pleasure

Group Leader:Fiona Merritt
Contact:Please use Members Portal on Beacon
Time:4th Monday in the month. Varies for visits (April to September); 2.00 - 4.00 pm for winter meetings
Area of Venue:Houghton

What we do:

We are a group who share our skills and knowledge, solve problems and learn how to improve our gardens. We do that by gaining inspiration from each other and local experts and through visits to gardens, hands-on sessions and talks.

In the Winter
Generally, October to April meetings are held on 4th Monday of the month, 2-4 pm. Doors open at 1.45pm and everyone is asked to help with setting up and packing away chairs and tables, and teas /washing up. We ask for a small donation to cover the cost of the room hire and teas and coffee.

In the Summer
Generally, during May to September, on the 4th Monday of the month, a variety of visits are offered – each one will have its own arrangements. Some of these will be by coach, others with car-sharing but, where possible, we try to offer members the option to bring their own lunch, but not all venues allow this.

We would like to offer you help with your gardening problems - please email Fiona with any questions and review the Help with Your Garden for the answers.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Sep 27th Foraging with Jane Maggs

Please note this change in venue to Susan's Farm, 145 Houghton Road, CA3 0LD, Parking on site.
Start at 2pm, arrive from 1.45pm

Jane has asked if you could collect some things from your garden if you have them....

Dahlia tubers (if they've finished), Fuschia fruit/seed, Nasturtium seeds, Honesty rood or Dead day lily heads - all very interesting
Mon Oct 25th Visit to Craigieburn
Mon Nov 22nd Talk by Ian Lund, Master Composter
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English Folk Dancing Environment
Exercise on Chairs Family History
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