Caterham & District

Gardening

When:Monthly, usually second Tuesday, 10a.m. to 12a.m.
Where:Various venues

We meet monthly, usually at a member’s garden, sometimes to talk about, and demonstrate if possible, what we should be doing at this time of year. Alternatively we might have a specialist speaker or a garden-related visit – all driven by the participants. See the "Links" section of this page for gardening advice articles written by individual group members. We also undertake regular exchanges of plants, cuttings and seeds. We have links to the Caterham Horticultural Society. The Society is keen to continue its association with Caterham U3A and cordially invites us to join its other activities.

Examples of group events have included joining with the National Trust gardeners at Chartwell for a rose-pruning demonstration, making our own "Bug Boxes" (see details of how to make your own in "Links"), tour of NT Emmetts Garden led by the Head Gardener, a tour of the gardens at Wisley, reducing the Need for Pesticides, Climate change and its potential effect on gardening, and working with acidic soil or shade. (See related articles under "Links") Activities have included illustrated talks on the gardens and/or agriculture of Japan, Lanzarote and Madeira, visits to members' gardens, guided visits to Wakehurst Garden, to an award-winning garden in Burntwood Lane, Caterham, and visits to London roof gardens and other notable gardens in the City. Some years we have a "Great Potato Challenge" involving individual members aiming to produce the greatest weight of potatoes from one standard size tuber - some achieving about 3lbs of potatoes from a seed potato of about 3 ounces. At another meeting the group members made their own willow obelisks following a demonstration from one of the members.

You can send a message to the gardening group contact.

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Apple iPad / iPhone Art
Badminton Boules
Canasta Cinema
Craft Cribbage
Croquet Current Affairs
Digital Imaging Dining
Engineering Family History
First Aid French
Gardening Glee Tones
History 1 History 2
Italian Conversation Knit and Natter
Local Flora and Fauna London Discovery
Mah-Jong Mathematics
Money Matters Music Appreciation
Photography Play Reading
Practical PC Skills Psychology
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Spanish Beginners Spanish Conversation
Table Tennis Theatre Visits
Theatre Visits: Miller Centre Walking
Wine Appreciation 1 Winter Short Walks and Short Walks