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Whitwick & District U3A

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Tuesday, 28 Sep 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.


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 2019.
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

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.

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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