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Group Facilitator: Lucy Myers
The Garden Group meets most fortnights usually on a Thursday, but occasionally a different day. The group is full now and we are unable to take more members. You are welcome to contact me if you want to go on the waiting list. Current members please tell me if you are coming as far in advance as possible. There is now a cut-off time of one week before the visit, sometimes earlier.
Dates for your diary. There will be visits every fortnight from March and I will put these in as they are confirmed.
There are details below about our Christmas meal. Please book as soon as possible.
Thursday 10 October. Talk on Tropical Plants in the U.K. by Zsuzsanna Serer of Spicesotic plants. A very interesting talk highlighting where some of our plants originate from. 2pm Barnston Village Hall, Chelmsford Road, Barnston, CM6 1RL. £.6.00 to include tea and cake. Please contact Rosemary Jensen email@example.com, 07734839678 by Friday 27 September.
October 24th, 11.30am, Marks Hall Arboretum, Coggleshall CO6 1TE. An opportunity to explore the beautiful lakeside gardens, absolutely stunning in autumn, and the arboretum, featuring an interesting collection of mature trees from across the world. The terrain is mostly flat and you can adjust the length of your walk to your energy levels. We will be meeting at 11.30 am at the entrance to the arboretum and planning to return to the barn cafe for lunch around 12.30pm. Arrive earlier if you want to have a coffee before you start. The cost of entry to the arboretum is £5.75 for seniors. The arboretum is situated off the A120 near Coggleshall. There is plenty of parking on site.
Please let Christine Bishop know if you want to come and if you need a lift, 01371 873356 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 21st 11am, Visit to Coton Orchards Garden centre. CB23 7PJ.Just off the M11 at junction 13. Here they have a large garden centre and we will see lots of Christmas products to buy and look at. There is a café for lunch. Please contact Lucy if you want to go. Email:email@example.com or call 01371 499952 or mobile 07743 700172.
Christmas Lunch, 5th December, 12 for 12.30pm. we are returning to the Cricketers again this year as we had such a good time last year. The cost is £20 each (that will include a tip) and for that you get a set 3 course turkey meal. Drinks are extra. There will be a vegetarian and a vegan meal available instead, but we are unable to tell you what this is yet. Brenda O'Carroll is taking names and money at the next few garden visits. We are unable to take names without the money, cash, no cheques please.
My sincere thanks to everyone in the group who has helped with suggestions and organisation.
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