Convenor: Barbara Briggs, 0161 707  6924 – email:

Venue and Time: The Gardening group, unless stated otherwise, is normally held at at Eccles Gateway, Room 3, and we meet at 10am-11.30am on the last Tuesday of the month.

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

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 also discuss our more immediate problems.

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

Useful information: RHS Courses ; ;

Gardening Programme 2020 
Date Topic Venue
28-Jan Planting for Spring Eccles Gateway
25-Feb Cuttings and Bulbs Eccles Gateway
31-Mar Speaker – Maureen Sawyer –  Flower Power – Treasures and other valuables, for long lasting colour in the Eccles Gateway
28-Apr Flower Arranging Demonstration  –  Margaret Hewitt – members to bring foliage and flowers Eccles Gateway
03-Jun Visit to Arley Hall and Gardens with U3A Local History. WEDNESDAY in lieu of 26th May meeting
30-Jun Bent’s Garden Tour
25-Aug Visit to RHS Bridgewater
29-Sept Recycling Eccles Gateway
27-Oct Planning Meeting Eccles Gateway
24-Nov Christmas Meal – to be arranged
29-Dec No Meeting


2019 Gardening Programme