Gardening Group Visits

The Gardening Group got off to a great start with a visit to Burrows gardens near Ashbourne.  A family home and farm over many years, the present owner, Craig Dalton, has lived here for 27 years and devoted himself to creating what is today a wonderful garden.  After tea and cakes he guided us around the garden, explaining how each area developed and the joys and problems involved.  Very clever planting is evident everywhere, with carefully chosen shrubs trees and flowers so that the right plant shapes, colours, height and foliage have a stunning effect on visitors.  Sleek, totally weed-free lawns had us all talking about the state of our own lawns, and wondering how he managed it.  In spite of a dodgy weather forecast, the sun came out, and we were able to explore the garden, sit and enjoy the views and wish we lived there.  A visit to the garden centre at Little Eaton followed where we enjoyed lunch and, in spite of our best intentions, did some shopping before leaving for home.  We all agreed what a superb day it had been.  Congratulations to Janet Gibson for organising our visit so very thoroughly and effectively.  Particularly well done for avoiding the day when the naturists visited the garden.  We all shuddered at the thought and said we wouldn’t cope ….. or would we ?………. (report kindly donated by Kath Hurt) 
Tuesday July 16  2.00 p.m.
Group members meeting at John Godber Centre for discussion session entitled “Successes and Failures” come along and discuss your successes and failures and let’s try and help each other with our ideas. New members welcome.
Tuesday August 20th 2.00 p.m.
There will be an organised visit and tour of St Anns Allotments. Tour conducted by City Council curator of these historically famous 700 allotments. An important visit for all those interested in the history of Nottingham and its gardening history. This will be a walking tour which includes a couple of gentle hills and is on a par with the tour of Rock Cemetery and part of the history of the City. Also includes the opportunity at the end to visit the Stonebridge City Farm.  Admission to St Anns Allotments £3 per member – make your own way there by car share if possible. Please pay at U3A Club meeting. For further information contact Alan Snape  07940146542 or on the form below. Please add your name to the notice on Garden Group board in information room at monthly meeting if you want to come.

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