MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Deirdre, Tony, Kearn and Gloria have formally ceased to be Garden group co-ordinators
Garden Group – Co-ordinator Vacancy
There is now a vacancy for organiser/s for U3A Garden Group. Deirdre, Kearn, Tony and Gloria have been running the Group for three years and in January 2020 alerted members of their intention to step down this August.
Should anyone decide to take over the role of Group Co-ordinator there is money ear-marked 'gardening' in the U3A bank account which would facilitate the Group starting up again. When things get back to normal if you feel you would like to take on the role of Group Co-ordinator they be more than pleased to discuss this with you. Please feel free to contact them or contact Roger Hancocks Groups Co-ordinator via the contact page who can put you in touch with them
Deirdre, Tony, Kearn and Gloria
22 August 2019 to Cascades Gardens
Yesterday we had an intriguing visit to Cascades Gardens nr Matlock in Derbyshire. The trip followed on from Alan Clements' talk to the Garden Group last November, when he told us how he cleared and developed the two acre site and over twenty years, transformed it into a japanese-garden inspired haven.
We really enjoyed walking around and seeing the different areas, each individual yet melding into each other. The cliffs and rocks, streams and waterfalls enhanced the gardens and there were many unusual plants which were interesting. Happily there was only a little rain which didn't really impinge and the visit ended with homemade cakes and tea.
It was a most enjoyable visit, and a memorable final outing for the Garden Group this summer.
27th June 2019 - Breezy Knees Gardens
We had a splendid day at Breezy Knees Gardens yesterday. The Gardens are really well laid out into different areas , very varied in the planting and most plants were clearly labelled. The nursery was extensive with both unusual and more common plants and many of us came away with various additions for our gardens. Added to that, there was a very nice cafe: the staff were very apologetic that our coach arrived within minutes of the other coach visiting - they had arranged a hour between arrivals, but the others were late, and we were early. However, enjoying the warm sunshine and waiting for our coffee wasn't that much of a hardship. And to cap it all, we had a most congenial driver and the traffic didn't hold us up at all.
Thank you for coming and supporting the trip.
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