A packed village hall heard a very interesting talk from Chelsea Gold Medal garden designer Adam Frost earlier this month. He told us how he got involved in gardening; how his career developed through landscaping and design and about his project with Homebase to provide scholarships for young people to become skilled in horticulture.
He then gave us an insight into the way his award-winning 2014 garden design went from drawing- board to fruition and we were able to realise the enormous amount of effort and cost involved in creating a garden which would be on show for only six days.
We are grateful for the support of local businesses in providing prizes for the raffle – to The Bradgate Inn, Cook’s Farm Shop, The Grey Lady Kitchen and Deli, The Post Office Tea Room, Elegance in Glass, Loughborough Road Nurseries, Quorn and Hollybeck Nurseries in Southwell.
All that remains in the programme this year is the Christmas Party on December 2nd 2014 which is again hosted at the home of our Vice-Chair Sue Pritchard. We have a full programme prepared for 2015:
Tuesday 27th January R.S.P.B. Garden Birds – Dr Chris Edwards
Tuesday 24th February Timeless Styles – Gardens of the Middle Ages – Matthew Haddon
Tuesday 24th March Propagating with Seeds – Caroline Tait
Tuesday 28th April Gardens of Europe – Alan Mason
Wednesday 27th May Visit to Baracca, Earl Shilton
Tuesday 23rd June Poison in the Garden – Richard Woods (Lilies and Chillies )
Tuesday 28th July Summer Garden Party
Tuesday 25th August Visit to RHS Hyde Hall
Tuesday 22nd September Plants of the Season – Paul Green
Tuesday 27th October An Open Evening with Chris Beardshaw (Chelsea Gold Medal Garden Designer)
Tuesday 1st December Christmas Party
We have welcomed a large number of new members this year and will be pleased if others want to join us.
If you are interested in our activities just contact the secretary, tel: 01530 242452, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or come to one of our meetings to see how you like it before making a commitment (£2 for visitors). Alternatively give us a ring and ask for a copy of our programme for the coming year and we will be pleased to send one to you.
Anne and David Couling