This group has around 30 members. The AGM is held in autumn at Ashwell (Herts) and this meeting includes a pub lunch and a talk. The group meets about six times a year for garden visits. For any other information about the group's activities please contact Lesely Donovan on 01462 712889 or email her.
Tuesday May 2nd 2017 at 2.00pm - United Reform Church, High Street, Ashwell
A talk by Susan Greenbank – “Getting the best from containers”
Susan will be explaining how to get the best out of our containers and will also bring along samples to show us.
We haven’t had a plant sale for some time so if anyone has any spare plants that you have grown or perennials that you have divided then do please bring them along. Refreshments will be served after Susan’s talk.
Thursday June 22nd 2017 at 1.00pm
A visit to Walden Cottage, 12 Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots, Cambs. PE28 9AN
Walden Cottage is ideally set in Hemingford Abbots with a lovely garden stretching down to the river. Following the success of last years ‘Bring & Share’ lunch this would be an ideal situation for repeating this, as well as looking round Ann Sink’s delightful garden.
The cost will be £3 per head which will be collected on the day.
Thursday July 6th 2017 – 6.30pm
An evening visit to Wimpole Hall, Wimpole, SG8 0BW
When the Gardener’s Cottage at Wimpole was opened to visitors, Philip Whaites, Head Gardener, wanted to recreate a cottage garden. To help achieve this the National Cottage Garden Society gave a generous donation. The garden is now in its second year and so we have arranged an evening visit for our members to have a conducted tour with Philip. We will meet outside the stable block.
The charge will be £5 for NT members and £8 for non NT members to include a soft drink and nibbles.
Thursday September 7th 2017 -2.30pm
A visit to Thundridge Hill House, Cold Christmas Lane, Ware, Herts. SG12 0UE
This is a well-established garden of approximately two and a half acres with a good variety of plants, shrubs and roses. There is an unusual yellow only bed and attractive hedges. There are also several delightful places to sit with wonderful views especially down to the Rib valley.
The cost of the visit is £4.50 which goes to the NGS gardens open for charity. Tea and cake is available at a cost of £3, the money going to St Mary’s Church, Thundridge.