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 20th May  – 2.30pm

Garden Visit to Dadbrook House, Cuddington, Bucks  HP18 0AG

A 3-acre garden, with three terraced lawns leading down to a small lake.

Top terrace formally laid out with lavender edged beds filled with hebe and alliums with a box knot at its centre.  Ha ha onto adjoining 11acre parkland field opening up a view framed by a new rose border and a mixed border, both borders backed by clipped yew hedges.  Mature trees throughout the garden include Dawn Redwoods, ancient yew trees and a large holm oak.

Walled kitchen garden laid out to a strict pattern with box edged beds with vegetables and ornamental herbs, flowering annuals and topiary shapes.

Entrance fee including tea and cake £7.00.

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

Monday 17th June  – 2.30pm

Garden Visit to Westend House, Cheddington, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0RP

A country garden of 2 acres restored and developed in recent years featuring herbaceous and shrub borders, a formal rose garden with swags, wild flower areas adjacent to the pond and in the orchard, a natural wildlife pond and stream with recently extended planting, a potager with vegetables and picking flowers.  Wood and metal sculptures.  Rare breed sheep and hens in field next to garden.

Entrance fee including tea and homemade cake £5.00.

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

 

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.