Open Garden in Spain

On my recent visit to Spain, I visited Cortijo Opazo which is part of the Open Garden programme in the Alpujarras - a lovely unspoiled area in southern Spain where we've been going for over 20 years.  It is purported to have the cleanest air in Europe and fantastic walking.   A British couple bought the …

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John Little’s Home

Those of you who came to the meeting in May will remember John Little, who kindly invited the Club to visit his home in Essex.  Four of us went yesterday and were  blown away by his eco-friendly garden filled with amazing ideas.  He and his partner also entertained us royally with a two hour tour of the …

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Coach Trip Sunday 21st June 2015

This year, the coach trip will be to Borde Hill Gardens and to 4 Ben's Acre, both in Sussex.  In between we will stop off at Hiller's Garden Centre.  Our usual PROMPT start from St Peter's at 9.00am. Borde Hill is one of the great gardens of southern England.  It has 200 acres surrounding an …

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Sky Garden

We managed to get some of the free tickets to the Sky Garden at the top of the Walki Talkie.  It is an indoor roof garden with lovely spaces and a green wall outside.  You can book a free visit here   but if you book a table for coffee/breakfast etc. at the Sky Pod bar …

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Olympic Park Tour

On Tuesday about 25 of us ranging in age from  6 months to nearly 90 went on a tour of the Olympic Park Gardens.  It was a trial as they hope to offer horticultural tours to clubs around the country to support the gardens and community involvement.  I have attached some photos.  If you are …

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2014 Coach Trip

The coach trip this year took place on 22nd June and visited Spencer’s Garden, Snares Hill Cottage and Langthorne’s Plantery. Thanks to Roger Till for the photographs, it is almost like being there. .    

Gardeners Question Time

There was a lively discussion on Tuesday night.  Thanks to our panel of  Louise Alhadeff, from North One and West Six Garden Centres;  Miranda Janatka, an apprentice a Kew, and our own Chris Preston, longstanding member and vegetable growing expert. Miranda enquired about the prunus disease.  She says 'I asked at Gardeners World about that Prunus this …

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