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Tintinhull Gardening Club


GARDENING CLUB PROGRAMME 2017/18



Friday 21st April
AGM and QUIZ
7.30 pm Crown & Victoria

Friday 19th May
MINTERNE HOUSE, MINTERNE MAGNA, DORCHESTER
Afternoon visit to the gardens

Friday 16th June
LAWSBROOK, SHILLINGSTON
Private visit to the gardens, afternoon

Friday 14th July
CORTON DENHAM HOUSE
Private visit and tour, afternoon

Friday 18
th August
LIFT THE LATCH, FORTON, CHARD
Private visit and tour, afternoon

Friday 15
th September
LIBERTY ORCHARDS, HALSTOCK
Private visit and tour with product tastings, afternoon

Friday 20th October
TALK ON ‘BULBS – SELECTION AND PLANTING’
7.30 pm venue to be confirmed

Friday 17
th November
SOCIAL EVENING
7.30 pm to be arranged

Friday 19
th January
‘CREATING A NGS GARDEN’ TALK BY CHRISTOPHER BOND
7.30 pm in the Village Hall

Friday 16
th February
TALK ‘GROWING FRUIT AND VEGETABLES ON THE PATIO’
7.30 pm Village Hall


New members always welcome





Latest News - May 2017:

In May we had our first garden visit this year.  Leaving Tintinhull in a thunderstorm we all anticipated a wet walk around Minterne Magna gardens but once we had driven through Yeovil the sun was shining and stayed that way for the whole of the visit. 
Starting the walk around the gardens we were led down into woodland by the scent of wild garlic.  Glorious vistas awaited us with Rhododendrons and Azaleas ablaze in the most wonderful colours.  There were several handkerchief trees (Davidia Involucrata) which showed up splendidly around the paths and you always had to be looking up, as well as around, to appreciate some of the many trees and shrubs. Helpful boards were placed around the gardens so that various plants and shrubs could easily be identified. 
Down by, and along, the water were various primula candelabra in as many shades of colours as you could think of.  There were also some beautiful pink flowered cornus bushes with the flowers looking like butterflies about to take off!  Several bushes and trees had copious amounts of moss and/or lichen attached to them which showed how unpolluted the environment was. 
At the end of the self-guided tour around the garden everyone stopped on the terrace to enjoy either a cream tea or a slice of various delicious cakes along with a welcome cup of tea.
Dark clouds started threatening again so we all decided that getting to the car in the dry was the best solution but everyone agreed that we had a lovely visit.
 

Our next meeting will be on Friday 16th June. We will be visiting Lawsbrook Gardens in Shillingstone, Dorset, a garden of over 6 acres with 200 trees including many labelled and unusual varieties,  formal borders,  wild flowers and wildlife areas and a vegetable garden, all of year round interest. There are gravel or grass paths throughout and it is wheel chair friendly. Arrive at 2.15pm for a guided tour at 2.30pm.  Peter is the contact for this visit, please let him know by Sunday 11th June if you are interested, his email address is Peter.touch@talktalk.net or phone 826821 (evenings please).



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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