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Tintinhull Gardening Club



GARDENING CLUB PROGRAMME 2018/19


Friday 20th April
AGM and QUIZ
7.30 pm in the Village Hall

Friday 18th May
THE OLD RECTORY, NETHERBURY
Private visit to the gardens, afternoon

Friday 15th June
NYNEHEAD COURT, WELLINGTON
Private tour of the gardens, afternoon visit

Friday 20th July
STOBERRY GARDEN, WELLS
Private visit and tour, afternoon

Friday 17th August
MIDNEY GARDENS, SOMERTON
Private visit to the gardens, morning

Friday 21st September
WILLOWS & WETLANDS CENTRE, STOKE ST GREGORY
Private tour, afternoon

Friday 19th October
‘NEW TRICKS FOR OLD GARDENERS’
TALK BY KATHERINE CROUCH (BBC GARDENER OF THE DECADE)
7.30 pm in the Village Hall

Friday 16th November
SOCIAL EVENING
7.30 pm to be arranged

Friday 18th January
TALK ON ‘ROSES’ BY A SPEAKER FROM CASTLE GARDENS
7.30 pm in the Village Hall

Friday 15th
February
TALK ON ‘GARDENING ON CLAY’ BY NEIL LOVESEY
7.30 pm in the Village Hall

Friday 15th March
TALK AND DISCOUNT SHOPPING AT CASTLE GARDENS
Afternoon visit to Sherborne


New members always welcome


May 2018:

Our first garden visit of the year was to The Old Rectory in the pretty village of Netherbury.  The owner, Simon Mehigan, told us that when he and his wife Amanda bought the property 23 years ago both the house and garden were in a depressing state.  The previous owner was not interested in gardening and had arranged for the grounds to be planted with trees – anything available – which turned out to be a pine plantation.  When the present owners moved in they had the timber felled but were left with the brushwood which they buried with the help of a digger.  The 5 acres have now been developed into a mainly spring garden with many bulbs including the tulip sprengeri which has naturalised and looked lovely among the forget-me-nots.  The extensive bog garden with a pond and stream was very colourful with candelabra primroses and other moisture lovers.  Near the house are more formal areas with topiary.  To finish we enjoyed tea and home-made cake in a sunny courtyard served by Mrs Mehigan.  It’s good to know that all the money for entrance and refreshments will go to charities supported by the NGS.
 
Our next meeting will be on Friday June 15th.  We will be having a tour of the gardens led by the head gardener at Nynehead Court near Wellington.  This is an English Heritage garden of historic interest and now forms the grounds of a residential care home for the elderly.  We will meet up there at 2.15 pm for a 2.30 pm start.  Peter is the contact for this visit, please let him know by Thursday 7th June if you would like to join us, phone 826821 or email peter.touch@talktalk.net



Committee Members:
Neil Garnett (Chairman)
Jo Slade (Secretary)
Adrian Dodding (Treasurer)
Peter Touch
Ruth Sullivan
If you are interested in joining the gardening club or more like more information please either get in touch with one of the organising committee or email



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