Yearly Archives: 2018

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Programme 2019

Below is the programme of events for 2019. Meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Ashton Hayes Primary School unless otherwise stated: 19th February – Plant hunting in China – In the footsteps of George Forrest – Ted Brabin 19th March – AGM followed by Vegetable growing through […]

Plant Hunters Fairs 2019

The National Memorial Arboretum Croxall Road. Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR Sunday 10th March 2019 10am – 4pm FREE ENTRY to plant Fair & Arboretum (charge to park) We will be holding our first fair of the 2019 season here. Entry to the plant fair is free and features many highly […]

September

Our speaker for September was unable to make the meeting so Ray Bailey stood in for her. Ray’s talk was “Bulbs with a Difference” and he showed us 72 of his favourite bulbs, some well known but mainly unusual species types: Tulipa Urumiensis Tulipa Praestans ‘Fusilier’ Tulipa Clusiana. Tulipa Keizerscroon […]

July

In July we had our coach trip to Attingham Park, a National Trust property in Atcham, Shrewsbury. “An 18th-century mansion and estate shaped by a story of love and neglect Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham Hall and its beautiful parkland were owned by one family for more […]

June

On a lovely June evening we visited Parm Place in Great Budworth and were welcomed by Mrs Fairclough. Her garden was magnificent, full of colour, a beautiful lawn and a view to die for:

May

Our social evening took place in May this year, the evening was a little chilly but a good time was had by all. Before the party began we visited Kate and Martin Slack’s garden in Ashton Grange, Grange Road.