Programmes

Find details of the annual programme of events as well as more detailed information about each event


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 the seasons – Mike Cook 16th April – Plant propagation workshop – Susan Nicholas 21st May – Evening visit to Bolesworth Castle, near Tattenhall 18th June – Local garden visit […]


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 Tulipa Sylvestris Tulipa Batalinii ‘Bright Gem’ Tulipa ‘Spring Green’ Tulipa ‘Yellow Present’ Tulip ‘Queen of Night’. Fritillaria Persica Fritillaria Imperialis Lutea Fritillaria Lutea Fritillaria Pallida Ipheion Uniflora Arum Albispathum Podophyllum […]


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 than 160 years. As their fortunes rose and fell they proved themselves to be spenders, savers and saviours – providing a fascinating story of love and neglect whose mark still […]