2019 Gardeners weekend away – group receiving
a talk at Trentham Gardens
Moseley Old Hall
Rivers of grass walk – Trentham Gardens
Italian Gardens at Trentham
flower meadows at Trentham
Due to covid-19 the committee have reluctantly decided to cancel the Autumn Show 2020 which was due to take place 5th September. We look forward to putting the 2021 Spring show on
2019 Pottinger cup was once again a close run thing, unfortunately Hemyock wasn’t able to win this year. Congratulations go to Willand gardening club and thanks go to the Hemyock team for taking part.
WEEKEND AWAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED TO BE POSTPONED TO 2021
We have also arranged the weekend away for 2020. We are off to RHS Hyde Hall in Essex and Beth Chatto gardens in Essex with stop offs at The Saville Gardens in Great Windsor Park and West Green House Gardens near Hook. We are staying at a Best Western Hotel Marks Tay in Colchester and we are going on the 26th/27th/28th June 2020. Cost for National Trust members £230 and non National Trust Members £240. £50 deposit required by the December meeting. Places are filling up fast!!
November 2019 – we arranged for a coach to leave the village to take us to RHS Gardens Rosemoor. We were a party of 34 and despite the rain we were in good spirits looking forward to our day out. Fortunately when we arrived the rain had stopped and we were able to enjoy the gardens in the dry although a little soggy underfoot. The structure of the gardens really come into their own in the winter months, you can appreciate the immaculately trimmed hedges and the coloured barks of the trees and winter shrubs. There was also a craft fare and as the afternoon light was diminishing the garden was lit up by lights – all very pretty.
Picture of the working party at the Healthy Living Centre, an Autumn tidy up of the garden the club planted a couple of years ago, plus the removal of a shrub that had out grown its space. Tulip bulbs planted for a spring display and afterwards we all enjoyed tea and cake kindly provided by Brenda and Roy. Thanks to all that helped.
2019 WEEKEND AWAY 28-30th June
Wow another glorious weekend – with fantastic weather again (maybe a little too hot for some on the Saturday) and a lovely hotel to stay in, plus some fantastic gardens to look at. We started off at Spetchley Park in Worcestershire where the gardens were set in the grounds of the house. A garden made up of rooms and vistas, pleasant walks round the lake. We then got back on the coach and made our way up the M5 and M6 to Wolverhampton to Old Moseley Hall, an interesting old house to look round and a 17th century knot garden. The garden was simple and very peaceful to look at and sit in. Saturday we spent the day at Trentham Gardens, where 3 garden designers had made their mark. Piet Oudolf created the Rivers of Grass area, Tom Stuart-Smith the Italian gardens and Nigel Dunnett the woodland and wild flower meadows. We had a very informative talk to start the day and then had the rest of the day to explore the gardens by ourselves. All gardens were on a grand scale and beautiful to look at, those of us who could stand the heat walked round the lake or some even took a boat trip across the lake. Sunday took us to the Dorothy Clive gardens which was made out of an old gravel pit. Meandering walks up through the hillside garden planted with trees, Azaleas and various shrubs. The lower gardens had a rose walk, alpine scree and beautifully planted borders.
Dorothy Clive gardens
Dorothy Clive gardens