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 am at Eccles Gateway when there is a small charge (£1.50 per person) to cover the cost of room hire and refreshments.

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.

The “discussion” meetings (and the flower arranging demonstration) will be held at the Eccles Gateway/Library, 10-11.30 am.

Our proposed programme is listed below, but do keep a check on this page as there may be alterations especially as visits have yet to be arranged.

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

Programme 2023

31 JanPlanning meeting
28 Feb Visit to Fletcher Moss Gardens and Parsonage Garden, Didsbury
28 MarDiscussion: The Kitchen Garden
25 Apr Visit to Ordsall Hall and Garden, Salford
30 May Flower arranging demonstration
27 JunVisit to the garden and nursery of Jacqui Iddon at Bretherton (to be confirmed)
25 JulVisit to RHS Bridgewater
29 AugDiscussion: The Mediterranean Garden and Climate Change
26 SepVisit to the Cleavely Community Garden, Winton
31 OctDiscussion: Preparing the garden for Winter and attracting wildlife to the garden
28 NovPre-Christmas meal at the Glasshouse, Worsley College

Programme 2022

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.