Gardeners May Update

Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor – excursion 19th June

The West Bergholt Gardeners Association had a relatively quiet May, although hosting one of it’s big annual events, and has much to look forward to for June & July.

The Club held its annual Plant Sale on the 19th May and many members of the public came along to sample the excellent display of shrubs and plants which were all on sale at attractive prices.  Overall sales amounted to over £600 and this will augment Club funds as well as allowing contributions to be made to local charitable organisations.

Although this was the only public involvement in May, much was being done behind the scenes to organise future events.

Future events

Excursion to Waddesdon Manor

The excursion to Waddesdon Manor is all set for the 19th June and most seats on the coach have now been filled, although  seven places remain. Interestingly Waddesdon Manor has been featured on two BBC programmes in recent weeks – Countryfile and Bargain Hunt .

West Bergholt Open Gardens

Final arrangements have now been made for the West Bergholt Open Gardens event on Sunday 22nd June between 1pm and 5pm when local gardens and an allotment will be open for viewing.  Programmes are £4 per person (accompanied children – free) and are available for purchase on the day at the Methodist Chapel Hall and St. Marys Church Hall as well as from any of the open gardens.  Refreshments are available to purchase at the halls.  All proceeds are to go to the Teenage  Cancer Trust. It is hoped that many will come along to support this worthwhile charity.

Summer Outing

On the 31st July the Club Members are having a summer outing to  Rob & Denise Sherriff (Dahlia specialists)  at The Tye Barn, Honey Tye, Lavenheath CO6 4NX at 2.00pm –Visitors welcome.  There will be a guided tour of the site and cake and tea/coffee will be served.  Anyone interested please phone 241256 Terry) or contact [email protected].                                                                       COST £4.00

Next Speaker

15th September will bring us Deborah Hart talking about Hanging Baskets and Winter Containers.  All are welcome to our meetings although there is a small charge for non-members.

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