Whitwick & District U3A - Gardens Group
This group is for those with a general interest in all aspects of gardening. The programme is varied including visits local gardens of interest, member's gardens for social events, speakers and demonstrations.
Normally Thursday, approx Monthly.
Programme for 2021
Thu Aug 12th BBQ & Plant Swap Phryne's garden, 12.30 pm
Thu Sep 9th CHANGED Our
first planned garden visit since the pandemic has unfortunately been cancelled
by the property owner at short notice. We have been able to arrange an alternative,
a second visit to The Dower House at Melbourne on Thursday 9th September, showing
this lovely garden in a different season to our previous visit during March
The cost for the garden visit is £4.50 each and there is afternoon tea on the lawn at £4.00 each for anyone wanting to stay. PLEASE have the correct money in a named envelope. The plan is to meet at the entrance to Melbourne Church at 2.15 pm where monies will be collected and we will all enter the Dower House together at 2.30pm prompt. There is no parking at the Dower House. There is usually parking in Church Square. or on Castle Street.. Anyone needing a lift please contact Jenny. The garden is terraced with some narrow paths and on grass which may be unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues. It is unfortunate that numbers visiting the garden are limited to 25 and if the weather is wet afternoon tea in the house is limited to 20 members. Names wil be added in order of contact. Anyone unable to be accommodated will be able to visit another time as Griselda does have NGS open days.
.Thu Oct 14th Visit to Tresillion House, Melton Mowbray at 11.30am. Mrs Alison Blythe has agreed to give us a guided walk around her 3/4 acre garden which she has re-established since becoming the current owner. It has a variety of trees and unusual plants, a natural pond and bog garden as well as a Koi pond.
Thu Nov 11th Talk, speaker tbc, Thringstone Methodist Hall, 2pm
Thu Dec 9th Christmas Take and Share Lunch, Botcheston Village Hall, 12.30 pm
Pictures from members' gardens can be found on this page
Virtual garden tours on House Beautiful. This site uses a large number of cookies which it invites you to accept, but you can decline and it still functions.
For further information on any of the garden days contact Fran Johnson at
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Below are pictures from a recent Gardens event. More pictures are in the gallery.
Dower House, Melbourne - September 2021