Maldon U3A - Gardeners Group Page for 2009


From March to October we organise outings to various gardens, nurseries and Member's gardens throughout Essex and pehaps into Suffolk. These usually entail a morning visit to a nursery/garden, pub lunch, visit another garden, followed by afternoon tea.

Plant swaps in the Spring and Autumn at Member's houses.
All very laid back and most enjoyable.
We 'car-share' for these visits. Come and join us.
Coordinator:- Jan Robertson, Tele 01245 225657.

Latest Changes
12rd October 2009 Added Jan's Plant Swap afternoon - October.   Added the visit to St Helens, Stebbing - September.   Added the visit to South Shoebury Hall - August   Added visit to Horkesley Hall - July   Added the 4 day visit to Worcester in June.   Added the Tiptree Garden visit in April.    

Programme for 2009:-

Welcome to this year’s programme. We will be visiting new venues, plus some old favourites and I hope you enjoy them.

Please inform me if you have spaces in your car or require a lift for car sharing as it is sensible to keep the number of cars visiting down to a minimum, plus it is more friendly.

The Committee is offering the following guidelines to members for a voluntary donation towards the cost of the journeys when car sharing. Up to 40 miles return: £2.00.   Over 40 miles return: £3.00.

Can you please always sign up at the Monday meeting or give me a ring to book on 01245 225657 as I have to inform the garden of numbers in advance.

Can I please ask all members for a donation of £1 per head towards my printing costs, maps etc. and telephone expenses for the year.


Programme:-

Monday in March.
We met at 2.30pm in Mundon Village Hall.

We had a facinating talk about the Essex Gardening Group's plot at Chelsea where they were awarded a Silver Medal.

Jan showed a PowerPoint presentation of the proposed visit to the Vale of Worcester in June.

There was a nice cup of hot tea and the Programme for 2009 was given out.


Tuesday, April 22nd.
Plant Swap at the home of Phyllis in Tiptree.

Click here to see report & pictures taken during this visit


Tuesday, June 9th to Friday, 12th.
4 Day trip to Worcester.

Click here to see report & pictures taken during this visit


Tuesday, July 22nd.
Visit to Horkesley Hall, Little Horkesley near Colchester.

Click here to see report & pictures taken during this visit


Tuesday, August 18th.
Visit to South Shoebury Hall, Shoeburyness. (Mr & Mrs M Dedman)

On the hottest day of the year a good number of Jan's Group met the host near the Church.
The house is dated from the 1751 with a number of additions over the years.

The garden was advertised as being a one acre garden with Agapanthas, Geraniums etc.

Click here to see report & pictures taken during this visit


Tuesday, August 18th.
Visit to St Helens, Stebbing. (Stephen and Joan Bazlinton)

On a day where the met people forcast rain we met in the road outside the garden near the Church.
The house is originally a two up and two down dating from the Tudor period.

The garden was advertised as being a one acre garden with shrubs and a pond.

Click here to see report & pictures taken during this visit


Tuesday, October 6th.
Plant Swap at the home of Group Leader, Jan in Bicknacre.

The weather forecast was quite grim but a very good number of people turned up just as the rain had stopped.

Jan had turned her double garage into the Plant Swap area and business was brisk.

Click here to see report & pictures taken during the afternoon.

Excellent teas and cakes were served.




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