Greater London South East Network


'You will find lists of events and meetings on the individual U3A websites. We will use this page to list U3A events that are open to members of any of our Network U3As.


We also list the details of our Delegate Committee Meetings. These take place every eight weeks and are attended by a representative of each of the U3As in the Network plus additional members as required. These are invariably on Wednesday mornings. Use the link to the Secretary on the contact page to find the venue of a specific meeting.

We are interested in hearing the views of members of our U3As so please don't hesitate to get in touch. If there is an activity, event or service which you think the Network could provide please tell your representative or contact the Chair from the contact page. We will then add it to the agenda of the next meeting.

Reports of events are normally displayed on the Network News page

Dates for your Diary
Wed Apr 24th Behind the scenes tour of Coolings Garden Centre with a hanging flower basket workshop

Last year’s event at Coolings was well supported so we have decided to run another one this year. Instead of planting a herb basket this year we will concentrate on summer flowers. We have decided not to repeat the talk but instead concentrate more on the tour and practical demonstration/workshop.

There will be a behind the scenes conducted tour followed by a workshop on how to get the best results from hanging flower baskets. This will be followed by an opportunity to plant your own 14” hanging basket to take home and subsequently enter into the best basket competition. Following the success of last year’s competition Coolings have agreed to increase the value of the prizes. There will be a £20 voucher for the winner and £10 vouchers for the two runners up. Entry will be by sending in a photograph of your basket by 1st June – full details available on the day.

The cost is £16 which includes the tour and the planted basket that you can take away. Refreshments are not provided but there is a good café for either morning coffee or lunch. Last year this event quickly filled up and as the event has a limited capacity please book your places as soon as possible by sending an e mail to Your place will then be confirmed and you will be directed to the payment method. Coolings have two nurseries and this event is at the one in Rushmore Hill, Knockholt TH14 7NN. There is ample parking but no easy public transport so offering lifts might be a good idea.