Convenor: Sheila Thomas

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

Venue and Time: The Gardening group, unless stated otherwise, is normally held at Eccles Gateway room 3, and we meet at 10:00-11:30 on the last Tuesday of the month. This year, meetings have been held by Zoom on the last Tuesday of the month at 11am, though in June we had our first face-to-face meeting at the café at RHS Bridgewater.

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.

At the end of the year, we get together to plan a list of topics for our indoor meetings, which are held at Eccles Gateway.

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

Gardening Programme 2021: This programme is not yet available due to Covid-19 regulations.  The 2020 programme has been archived and is available via the link below:

2020 Gardening Programme

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, whilst we eagerly await our return to freedom, the National Garden Scheme website contains over 190 wonderful gardens that can be visited virtually.