BRIDGWATER and District U3A
Garden Group Meetings:  Second Thursday of each month Group Leader :  Sue Telephone: 01278 421123
General Information  Our Garden Group meets on the second Thursday of each month  During the summer months we visit gardens of interest, sometimes by coach if the gardens are any distance from Bridgwater, otherwise we travel by cars to those nearer home.   Times of departure will vary depending on distances to be travelled.  In the winter, the meeting times are from 2.15 pm to 4.00 pm.  We invite speakers to talk on a wide range of horticultural subjects.  We meet at Woolavington Village Hall which can accommodate our growing numbers as well as providing extensive car parking facilities. THE GARDEN GROUP  After a winter season of interesting speakers and a trip to Kew to see the wonderful display of Indian Orchids we now start the summer season of trips.  There is just September to finalise and more information will be available regarding each trip as we get closer to them.  If you are not already a member of the garden group and would like to be then please find me at the coffee morning or phone me at home.   Winter Programme 2017/18  Thursday 12th October 2017 Jeremy Wilson is coming to talk about Camellias.  He is a specialist grower and has over 250 varieties.  If the name is familiar it is because he came last winter and gave a talk on the Scented Garden.  Thursday 9th November 2017 Michael Smith is talking about Caring for Houseplants so all those plant gifts you get at Christmas may even make it through to next winter!  Thursday 14th December 2017 No speaker this month but there will be a quiz and I hope lots of you will bring ideas for next summer’s programme.  Please bring a plate of something tasty to share.  Thursday 11th January 2018 Jenny Short is returning with a talk titled ‘Reach for the Stars’.  She will be talking about climbing plants and ways to support them.  Using bare walls, pergolas, arches, obelisks and established trees and shrubs to give an extra dimension to your garden and open up new areas of growing space.   Thursday 8th February 2018 Nathalie Mignotte will be speaking about the Gardens of Versailles. She has not been to us before but comes highly recommended by the owners of the lovely garden at Winscombe that we visited in May this year.  Thursday 8th March 2018 Brian Carlson will be coming back to give his only remaining talk about planting hanging baskets and containers.  This will no doubt include one of his excellent, informative demonstrations  Everyone welcome  Sue,  Garden Group Organiser,  Tel. 01278 421123 Note:  In all cases before joining a group for the first time please telephone the group leader.