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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Tuesday, 9 Mar 2021

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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.

Please note that in line with Government instruction 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

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.



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 Jun 11th Morton Hall & Meadow Farm Nursery, whole day visit, leave by coach 9.30am

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 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.

Dower House, Melbourne - March 2020

The owner standing on a low wall addressing the members

A group of yellow daffodils, with members in background

Trees in foreground and lake behind

Members inspecting a long border with a high stone wall behind

A group of white daffodils with yellow trumpets

Buds about to break on a Magnolia set against a blue sky

Hyacinths of blue, light and dark pink, and pale yellow


Page content updated 13-7-20