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Whitwick & District U3A

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Friday, 28 January 2022

Friday, 28 Jan 2022

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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.


Hall Lane Methodist Church during winter months


No meeting in January

Thu Feb 10th at our new winter venue, Hall Lane Methodist Church. We will be hearing from Karen Gimson, a BBC Radio Leicester gardening expert who will talk to us about Making a show garden for Rainbows Hospice. There will be a £4 charge to cover roomhire, refreshments, and Karen's fee which goes to Rainbows.

Thu Mar 10th The Acers at Hinckley, an NGS Garden

Thu May 12th Guided tour of Melbourne Hall Gardens

Thu Apr 14th Lea Gardens, near Matlock, a large garden renowned for azaleas and rhododendrons. This will be an afternoon visit with an opportunity to have lunch in the cafe if you wish.

Thu Jun 9th Easton Walled Gardens, Northamptonshire, a garden which should show us some lovely sweet peas, an afternoon visit with the chance for lunch in the cafe if you wish.

Thu Jul 14th White House Farm, Houghton-on-the-Hill, an NGS Garden

Thu Aug 11th Summer lunch and Plant Swap at the home of Mary and Les Unwin.

Thu Sep 8th TBC

Thu Oct 13th TBC

Thu Nov 10th TBC

Thu Dec 8th Take and Share lunch, hopefully at Botcheston Village Hall.

Gardens 2020

Pictures from members' gardens can be found on this page

Virtual tours.

A group member's garden

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

National Garden Scheme

Brook End garden

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 gardens at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Below are pictures from a recent Gardens event. More pictures are in the gallery.

Botcheston Village Hall - December 2021

The Group enjoying their December Take and Share lunch plus presentation of next year's draft Programme.

Members seated around tables indoors with teir lunches.


Dower House, Melbourne - September 2021

Members seated around table indoors with tea and cakes.

Members standing around the guide

Weeping tree infront of flower border

Stone steps with pink and white roses to the side.

Memebrs moving along path between flower borders with lake behind

A stand of various yellow flowers

Flower border with house in background.

A border of bright flowers with low hedge bordering path

Long border of pastel shades with stone wall and trees behind

Members looking at plants in long border.

Close-up of small purple flower

White phlox in foreground of view through trees to lake beyond

Wrought irron gates at entrance to Dower house.


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