Warrington

Garden Interest

Group Leader is Ann Atkinson

The Garden Interest Group is for people who are interested in gardens and gardening. The events are usually held on a Friday, although this does vary to suit the seasons and availability of venues. During the spring to autumn months we usually visit gardens of interest and in the winter we arrange talks. We also at times arrange 'hands on' workshops.

At the beginning of the year the committee members meet to discuss and draw up the programme for the following year. If any group members know of a particularly interesting garden to visit, an interesting speaker, or have ideas for events that might be of interest to the group, please discuss these with a member of the Garden Interest Group Committee.

To access the contact details of the committee members click on the link on the right and enter the 'user name' and 'password' from your WU3A membership card.

The dates when bookings commence are given on the programme below. If you need any further information, please contact the committee member who is the organiser for that particular event. If you wish to make a booking, unless otherwise advised, please send a cheque (made payable to 'Warrington U3A Social Account') for full payment (as indicated on the programme or as advised) to the Treasurer, Marie Bard whose address can be found on the back page of the Garden Interest Group programme card.

Most of the costs quoted are final prices and as many of our trips are fully booked you are advised to book early, although we often keep a waiting list. So where the event is fully booked please contact the organiser if you wish to your name to be placed on the list.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Nov 22nd Monthly Meeting 1.30 pm Masonic Hall Winmarleigh Street
Today's Talk Sizergh Castle Park and Gardens
Speaker Steve Halliwell Public Speaker & Biographer
Cost £1.00 (Pay on the day)
Organiser Irene
Fri Jan 31st 2020 Monthly Meeting 1.30 pm Masonic Hall Winmarleigh Street.
Today's Talk "Dahlias"
Speaker Stewart Clancy, National Dahlia Judge
Cost £1.00 Pay on the Day
Organiser Irene
Fri Feb 7th 2020 Annual Group Lunch
Hallmark Fir Grove Hotel
12 Noon for 12.30 pm Sitting
Slide Show 'Gardens we visited Last Summer'
Booking Form Available with Meal Choices
Cost £20.00
Organiser Cynthia
Fri Mar 27th 2020 Annual General Meeting
Masonic Hall Winmarleigh Street 1.30 pm
Followed by Talk 'Fabulous Foliage & Fantastic Gardens'
Speaker Jacquline Iddon Hardy Plants
Cost £1.00 ( Pay on the day)
Organiser Irene
Fri Apr 17th 2020 Full Day Coach Trip 8.00 am
Brodsworth Hall Nr Doncaster
English Heritage Members Free entrance
Cost £23.00 Coach Only £12.00
Booking From 01.02.2020
Organiser Jo
Fri May 29th 2020 Full Day Coach Trip 8.30 am
Renishaw Hall House & Gardens, Derbyshire
Cost £24.50 Approx
Book From 01.03.2020
Organiser Catherine
Fri Jun 26th 2020 Full Day Coach Trip 8.00 am
Plas Newydd NT & Plas Cadnant Anglesey
Cost £29.00 Approx NT Members £17.00
Book from 01.04.2020
Organiser Jean
Tue Jul 7th 2020 07th - 11th July 2020
5 day/4 night Holiday
Hampton Court Flower Show, Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley & Other Gardens
See separate sheet for more information
Cost £549 Shared Accommodation
£100.00 deposit (Non Refundable)
Organisers Colin & Ann
Book from 04.09.2019
Fri Aug 21st 2020 Full Day Coach Trip at 8.40 am
Chirk Castle Gardens and Chester City
with Boat trip on the River Dee
Cost approx £30.00 £17.50 NT members
Book from 01.06.2020
Organiser Sheila

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