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.
Please note that following Government advice re Covid 19, physical group meetings are currently suspended.
BUT in the meantime:
Gardens 2020 Updated 13-7-20
Pictures from members' gardens can be found on this page
Virtual tours. Updated 22-4-20
A group member's garden Added 22-4-20
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Normally Thursday, approx Monthly.
Programme for 2020
Thu Jan 9th Take and Share lunch postponed from December. Botcheston Village Hall, Main St, Botcheston, LE9 9FF, 12.30 for 1.00 pm. Note this is 30 mins later than originally advised.
Thu Feb 13th A talk by Sally Cunningham on 'Gardening for Butterflies'. Thringstone Methodist Hall, 2.00 pm.
Thu Mar 12th The group will be visiting the Dower House at Melbourne. There will be a short talk about the garden by the owner, Griselda Kerr, a walk in the garden and tea and cake inside afterwards. There is a beautiful view of Melbourne Pool from the garden which drops steeply by paths and steps to lawns with borders.
Thu Apr 9th Lea Gardens afternoon visit, time TBC
Thu May 14th Ravenstone Hall afternoon visit, time TBC
Thu Jul 9th Hopton Hall, Derbyshire, lunch to be arranged, time TBC
Thu Aug 13th BBQ & Plant Swap Phryne's garden, 12pm
Thu Sep 10th Aqueduct Cottage, Coleorton, time TBC
Thu Oct 8th TBA
Thu Nov 12th Talk by Roger Bisgrove, Thringstone Village Hall, 2pm
Thu Dec 10th Christmas Lunch, Botcheston Village Hall, 12.30pm
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 - March 2020