This group, of around 35 members, meet at 2pm (unless otherwise stated) on the second Saturday of the month at Gladstone Village Hall, Burton, Wirral CH64 5TH. Trips to gardens are arranged in spring and summer on dates announced.
14 January: Plants and plant hunters. Evolution of Ness Botanic Gardens.
Nick Lightfoot. Garden and Collections Manager
11 February: Don's Hardy Euphorbias. Don Witton
11 March: Ray Bailey. Myths and Legends of plants
8 April: Sue Clarke: The CGS National Committee Treasurer - Hardy Geraniums (Sue holds a National Collection of Hardy Geraniums)
20 May: NB: 3rd Saturday for this month only. MEMBERS' PLANT SALE (Visitors welcome)
9 September Sue Nicholas - 'Preparing your garden for winter'
14 October Fryers Roses - From Seed to Pot
11 November Maureen Sawyer - a member of the CGS National Committee - The A to Z of gardening. Maureen has appeared on
9 December Christmas Party Time : Demonstration from Pam Hinkley - we will make our own 'Christmas Centrepiece' followed by Members' Buffet, quiz and competition
A great display and advert for the society.
Bob Flowerdew \ Sue Clarke \ Jean Roscoe
An excellent evening with Chris Beardshaw, Christine Guest (group chair) on the left and Angela Dodwell (ex-group chair) on the right.
Several members of the group visited One House Nursery at Rainow Cheshire in May 2011, followed by a visit to Bill Sowerbutt's garden (he is secretary of the Cheshire group). Both gardens were throughly enjoyable
One of the visits the group made in 2010 was to Eaton Hall, Cheshire.