Garden Interest

WHITLEY GARDEN INTEREST GROUP MARCH news 2020

I’m writing this as the sun is shining and daffodils as well as early cherry blossom show that it’s possible to survive in this wet and soggy winter that has hopefully passed.

The snow drop trail at Rode Hall, Scholar Green, and the Dunham Massey Winter Garden….did anyone go, if so please report back.

Ideas are coming in for places to go during the forthcoming summer.

Annette has kindly said that she would be happy to drive both to Bodnant Gardens and Ness when their flowers are at their best. If interested could you give your names to Annette who will co-ordinate dates with inerested members. If a lot show interest then a mini-bus could possibly be arranged. Thank you Annette

Another idea is to visit “Gardeners World Live” at the NEC. This event takes place between 18th and 21st June. It is easy to get there as you can get a direct train from Warrington Bank Quay. Ticket costs are about £25 and the train costs depend on the day and time that you travel…. If interested see Pat who will co-ordinate names and let you know who else is going.

GARDEN VISITS…..

A MUST FOR ALL is on Sunday 21st June when Sue Roberts and Helen Carey are both opening their gardens in aid of “The Cheshire Wildlife Trust”….. lots of further details will be given … Just put the date in your diary now!

So… Suggestions from me for Visits to NEC open gardens.

Full details are in the 2020 handbook. I WILL TRY TO GET ALL MEMBERS A COPY

Sunday 3rd May… Manley Knoll £5.00, open 12-5pm

Saturday 30th May … Clemley House, Duddon near Tarporley £6.00, open 12-4pm

Sunday 28th June … Ashton Grange, Ashton Heys, £6.00, open 2-5pm

Sunday 19th July … Stretton Old Hall, Malpas, £6.00, open 11-5pm

Sunday 11th October … The Lovell Quinta Arboretum, near Jodrell Bank. £5.00, (1-4)

If interested let me know and again we can co-ordinate lifts, saving a lot of petrol.

PLANT SALE…. Not sure what is happening yet, as we traditionally have this at the June Meeting.

This year we are away at Dutton WI not Whitley.

Would appreciate your thoughts…. Is May too early? Or July too late?

May be we could liaise with Dutton and give them a 10% trading table donation?

Each year we have had “A Party in a Garden” which all have enjoyed.

Any Volunteers to host this years’ ?

A conducted tour of a garden or trip to one? Ideas and Volunteers to organise get in touch with Pat please.

I know two members were interested in organising a visit to Wollerton Old Hall Garden sometime in June.

This could be combined with a visit to The Dorothy Clive Garden or Bridgemere Garden Centre.

It would be in a minibus/coach…. So would be priced accordingly (bus + entrance)

Again expression of interest, to make it worthwhile organising a visit to these lovely venues.

Sorry this newsletter is short, but keep sending in your ideas and together we can have a very colourful and enjoyable summer.

Best Wishes

Pat Sharp March 2nd 2020

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