Wed 9 Jan:

John Spires will be giving an illustrated talk about orchids, the types and their care.

There will be a question and answer session so bring along your sickly plants and get the information needed to make them flower again

 

Wed 13 Feb:

Rosemary Winnall will present an illustrated talk, titled "Gardening for Wildlife"

 

Wed 13 Mar:

Bill Auger of Augernik Fruit Farm. The Growing of Soft Fruits

 

Wed 10 Apr:

David Cropp. Gardening for Climate Change.

With the change in weather patterns, managing the garden in a different way will become important.

 

Sat 27 Apr:

Car Trip: Orchid Show. Perton Civic Centre, Church rd, Nr. Wolverhampton WV6 7PD.

Open 11am - 4pm. Admission £2, and I have some 50p off vouchers. Displays, advice, stalls and refreshments.

Combine the show with a visit to nearby David Austin Roses Centre.

 

Wed 8 May:

Paul Allen.  Wyre Forest District Council Ranger. Illustrated talk about the nature reserves and wildlife of Wyre Forest

 

Sat 11 May

Special Event: Bring & Buy Coffee Morning.  10am - 12.30 at Broadwater's Church Hall, Kidderminster.

There will be plant, cake, book & gift stalls to buy from, also grandchildren's books & games for sale.  Please bring items to sell.  Members & visitors wecome, please support this event the money raised will be used for forthcoming speakers.

 

Thank you to everyone who came to this event.  We received plant donations from Rowberry Nurseries and Knight Brothers Landscape Materials, as well as from our own members.  We made the wonderful total of £185 which will be used to pay for speakers to attend our future Gardening group meetings.

 
Thurs 6 June

Coach trip to Abbey Dore Court Gardens and Laskett Gardens, home of Sir Roy Strong, the landscape designer.   

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Wed 12 June

Pauline Pitchford.  Flower arranging Demonstration. Members to make a Tussie Mussie.

 

Frid 21 June

Car Trip: Whitlenge Gardens, Hartlebury, Stourport.  Meet at 2pm.

Lovely sunny day.  Beautiful gardens with many unusual features

 
Mon 1 July

Coach Trip to Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry.

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Wed 10 July:

Stella Bagnall will give a guided walk around Broadwater's Park.

   Starting at 6pm, please meet by the Water Mill in the Park.  Back to the Church Hall afterwards for refreshments and to finalise arrangements for the Summer outings. 

 

Frid 12 July

Car Trip: The Walled Garden, Rose Terrace, Worcester.  Meet at 2pm.

 
Frid 26 July

Car Trip:  Worlds End Garden Nursery, Hallow, Holt Heath. meet at 2pm

 
Frid 9 Aug

Car Trip:  Stockton Bury Gardens, Kimbolton, Leominster.

The cafe now opens at 11am, so please arrive anytime between 11am & 12noon.  Pay the entrance fee direct to the gardens.

 
Frid 23 Aug

Car Trip:  Rose Bank Vineyard, Fernhill Heath, Worcester. Meet at 2pm.

 
Wed 11 Sept

Monthly meetings begin in Broadwater's Church Hall at 7pm.

Illustrated show of Members' Memories throughout Spring & Summer.  

 
Mon 23 Sept

Car Trip:  The Picton Garden, Colwall, Malvern.  Meet at 11am, lunch can be eaten at The Kettle Sings.

 

 
Wed 9 Oct

Andy Pedrick.  The Art of Pruning.  Will include a practical demonstration and time for members to have a go!  Please bring a pair of secateurs.

 
Wed 13 Nov

Sheena Clarke.  Presents with a Difference!

Do not do your Christmas shopping until you have seen Sheena's demonstration!

 
Wed 11 Dec

Christmas shared Supper with Entertainment!

 

Please note, this evening's event begins at 5.45pm.  Don't forget your plate, dish, cutlery and drinks; but no alcohol please.

The food lists for the shared supper will be available at gardening group meeting,   Numbers will be limited.  All places have now been booked.