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Category Archives: Gardening Group
Just to remind those of you who were unable to make the monthly U3A meeting at The Leisure Centre last Wednesday that our next garden Meeting will be at the John Godber Centre, Byron Suite this Tuesday, 17th October commencing at 2.00 p.m.
Our speaker will be John Stirland, the gardening expert from BBC Radio Nottingham who will be giving a talk entitled Winter Gardens and attempting to answer your questions on problems in your garden.
My earlier warning about a limitation on numbers has now been overcome by the John Godber Centre letting us have the adjoining room in addition so there will be no likelihood of turning anyone away.
The usual £2 admission charge will apply.
Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Tuesday
Following this visit of BBC’s Garden Expert John Stirland we have invited again another Radio Nottingham gardening expert, Stewart Dixon, to come and give us a talk at our November garden group meeting on Nov 21st.
Alan Snape 07940146542
The Garden Group day out to Hopton Hall Derbyshire on the 18th July 2017
Sorry there is no Garden Group in the Newsletter this month mainly due to my being on holiday at the time .
Tuesday 18th July – Destination Hopton Hall and Gardens plus Carsington Water
45 of our members booked for this day out. We still have 5 places left and 2 of the 45 still to pay. Leaving our usual starting point – Ogle St – at 10.00 we should arrive at Hopton shortly after 11.00 They will be serving tea/coffee etc in the summerhouse. Moving on to Carsington at 1.00 p.m approx where meals are available in the restaurant. We plan to stay at Carsington till about 3.30 depending on the weather arriving back in Hucknall about 4.30
Thursday 17th August (Please note THURSDAY not Tuesday )
Destination Renishaw Hall and Gardens near Stavely, Yes I know Thursday is difficult for some members but Renishaw is not open on a Tuesday. Again 10.00 from Ogle Street
£10. 40 members booked so far. Further bookings and payments being taken by Judith at this Wednesday’s monthly meeting, If you are a member of the RHS then its only £5.
Weather permitting we intend to visit the nearby Dobys garden Centre and other shops based there.
Tuesday 19th September Destination Trentham Gardens at Stoke. cost of £12 and a full bus already but some may drop out as only 18 have paid so far.
October and November have speakers booked – no meeting in December and next year depends on who offers to take over the arranging of activities.
On Tuesday May 16th The Gardening Group will be paying a visit to Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland. The Coach will be leaving Ogle Street, Hucknall at 10.00 and probably arriving back between 4.30 and 5.00. Any outstanding money must be paid at the U3A monthly meeting at The Leisure Centre on Wednesday 10th May. Also all monies outstanding for our June 20th trip to Birmingham Botanical Gardens should be paid at the May Monthly U3A Meeting.
There are still vacancies for our July 18th visit to Hopton Hall and Carsington which can be booked also at the May U3A meeting.
Contact Alan on 07940146542 or Judith on 9523429
Our next meeting for noting in your diary will be Tuesday March 21st 2017 at the usual start time of 2.00 p.m. Our speaker will be Mike Davey. Information to follow on subject matter when confirmation is received. All welcome provided they are members of a U3A group.
A further note for your diary will be Tuesday April 18th 2017 when we will be visiting a local garden at Hoveringham. The garden is called Capability Barn and is situated on Gonalston Lane, NG14 7JH, and is the home of Malcolm and Wendy Fisher. Admission is £6 including refreshments. It is within 30 minutes drive of Hucknall (map available from myself).
It’s not really viable to hire a coach so we are looking for generous members with spare seats to give a lift to those not able to drive on this occasion. The garden is part of the NGS Charity Gardens and admission fees go towards donations to Macmillans and other charities
For further information and pictures of what to expect visit their website at www.capabilitybarn.co.uk.
Please contact the Group Leader, Alan Snape, on the form below:-