Gardening Group

In the summer months we go “out and about” and have exclusive visits to private gardens. During the winter months we invite guest speakers to give talks on a wide range of gardening related topics. Any other U3A members who have an interest in any aspect of gardening are invited to join the group.

Group Leader

Doreen Barker on 01844 290377 or twobarkers@btinternet.com

Venue

Our winter meetings are held in the Walter Rose Room in Haddenham Village Hall, Banks Park HP17 8EE. We meet on the third Monday of the month at 2.30pm. There are no meetings in January and December.

Costs

Members contribute to incidental costs such as entrance fees, room hire and speaker costs as required

Next Events

Monday 15th July  – 2.30pm

Garden Visit to Peterley Corner Cottage, Prestwood, Great Missenden HP16 0JH

This is a 3 acre mature garden, including an acre of wild flowers and indigenous trees.  Surrounded by tall hedges and a wood, the garden has evolved over the last 30 years.  There are many specimen trees and mature roses including a Paul’s Himalaya Musk and a Kiftsgate.  A large herbaceous border runs alongside the formal lawns with other borders of heathers and shrubs.  The most recent addition is a potager.

Entrance fee including tea and cake £9.50.

Please send me an email or give me a call if you intend to come.

Monday 19th August  – 2.30pm

Garden Visit to Cedar House, Bacombe Lane, Wendover, Bucks  HP22 6EQ

A plantsman’s chalk garden in the Chiltern Hills with a great variety of trees, shrubs and plants.  A sloping lawn leads to a natural swimming pond, with wild flowers including native orchids.  A lodge greenhouse and a good collection of hardy plants in pots.  Local artist sculptures can be viewed.  Gently sloping lawn.

Entrance fee including tea and cake £9.00.

Please send me an email or give me a call if you intend to come.

Monday 16th September  – 2.30pm

Garden Visit to Church Barn, Church Road, Puttenham, Tring, Herts HP23 4PR 

 

Started from scratch in 2014, rural crafts and bee-friendly plants have been chosen to blend the garden within its rural setting.  Willow stock fencing, woven in situ, a shelter crafted in locally grown sweet chestnut, hedges of Hornbeam give structure to tall, wild, colourful borders.  Later flowering perennials and grasses self-seed amongst roses, annuals and dahlias.  Various seats welcome any visitor.  Mainly flat with lawn and stone path.

Entrance fee including tea and cake £9.00.

Please send me an email or give me a call if you intend to come.