GardeningConvenor: 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 2019 
Date Topic Venue
29-Jan Memories of members’s own special plants
26-Feb Preparing for Spring/Summer Eccles Gateway
26-Mar Propagation and Containers Eccles Gateway
30-Apr Pruning – Shrubs and Roses Eccles Gateway
28-May Speaker – Bob’s Bees Eccles Gateway
25-Jun Trip to Walkden Secret Garden
29-Jul (Monday) Guided Tour of RHS Bridgewater Gardens
27-Aug Trip to Notcutts Garden Centre (via Metrolink)
24-Sept Preparing for Autumn/Winter Eccles Gateway
29-Oct Indoor Plants Eccles Gateway
26-Nov Trip to Bents – Programme Planning for 2020
31-Dec No Meeting


2018 Gardening Programme