Convenor: Sheila Thomas

To contact Sheila, please email marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: Sheila Thomas’.

Venue and Time: On the last Tuesday of the month (see programme below). When not visiting local gardens or garden centres, the group meet from 10:00-11:30 at Eccles Congregational Church.

The Gardening group is popular and if you are interested in joining, please contact Sheila.

We are a group of people with varying abilities and skills, who are interested in growing plants. We exchange cuttings and also perennials when they need to be divided. It is lovely to be reminded of friends by plants as you walk round your garden.

The visits to gardens are very enjoyable, mostly ones which look good all the year round; we usually go by coach in late spring or summer and these trips are much appreciated. Sometimes we use each other’s cars for a nearer garden like Fletcher Moss or Bents private garden.

We are a very friendly group and you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Gardening Programme 2022

28 JanPlanning meeting
22 FebBents Garden Centre and Weeping Ash Garden
29 Mar Flower arranging using Spring flowers
26 AprDiscussion – taking cuttings and pest control in the garden
31 MayRHS Bridgewater
28 Jun
Cleavley Community Forest Garden, Winton
26 JulPlants and climate change
30 AugIdeas for bulb planting
4 SepOuting to Ness Gardens
27 SepPlants for indoor and outdoor containers
25 Oct
Guest speaker: Elizabeth Charnley on the subject of Freccles (Friends of Eccles Station) gardens
29 NovChristmas lunch; venue tba
Decno meeting

You may also be interested in:

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) website has a wealth of gardening related information or, for information on the largest gardening project in Europe, why not go directly to the RHS Bridgewater page.

Also, the National Garden Scheme website contains over 190 wonderful gardens that can be visited virtually.