2022 Programme

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Upcoming Events:

February 2nd
Encouraging wildlife in your garden talk with Helen Mugridge

March 2nd
A flourishing veg patch, large or small. Club Zoom talk using a big screen in the
Community centre. The speaker is Sally Nex, (RHS),writer, consultant, self-sufficient allotment
Followed by cakes, tea or coffee .

April 6th
The Trees of Stonehouse with John Parker, chartered environmentalist and CEO of the
Arboriculture Association. A lively talk including tips on choosing and planting trees.
Cakes tea and coffee followed by a short AGM.

May 4th
Introducing Native Orchids into your Garden, by conservationist Dr Wilson Wall of Bewdley
Learn how to conserve wild orchids using your own garden.

May 14th
Stall on the Green. 9.30 -11.00
Sale of plants and unwanted gardening equipment in good condition. In aid of club funds.

June 1st
The Different Ages of a Garden. Afternoon guided walk around Newark Park grounds
exploring the history of this historic garden.( Some steep parts)
£9.00. and Free to N.T. members.
Car share from Stonehouse at 1.30. Meet at Newark Park car park 2.00.

July 9th
Annual trip to RHS Garden Bridgwater, Salford. – All day Saturday: Coach trip. Explore the stunning new 156 acre RHS garden.

August 3rd
Woodchester Mansion. Guided evening visit to see Bats in the attics. 15 places only.
£9.00. Car share. Short walk to house. Access arrangements possible,(please tell us beforehand)

August 24th
Visit to Bourton House Gardens. Group price £7.00. Plus nearby Sezincote Gardens (£7.50).
House not included. Car share. Arrive at 11.00 a.m, leave mid-afternoon.

September 7th
Sensory Gardens with Paul Green. How to choose plants with extra interest to appeal to the senses.
Plants for sale.

October 5th
Defensive Gardening at a time of Climate Change. David Cropp. Coping with downpours
and heatwaves.
Plants and books sale.

November 2nd
Sharing our experience: Short talks by club members on various subjects: Wormeries, Keeping an Allotment , Companion Planting, Vertical Gardening, Compost Heaps.

December 7th
Christmas party

Flowering currant with grape hyacinth
March 2021

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