Spring is on the horizon and we hope you are enjoying the daffodils the Garden Club has planted around the Village.
We are pleased to say that the Club has put together a bi-monthly programme of very interesting events for 2019. Our first meeting of the year was held on 20th Feb, which included our AGM and a lively gardening quiz with a £10 garden voucher prize.
We are now moving on to our programme of visits from April to October.
The first will be on Saturday 13th April to the historic WREST PARK where the Club will be paying for a private guided garden tour.
We will be making our way independently to Wrest Park to meet up at 10.30 for a 11.00 tour. We are planning to start out at the Guinea Pub at 09.45 should anyone need a lift (please let Sue know if you have car space or require a lift). Why not make a day of it? There is lots to see and do at the Park including a tour of the house, a shop, plant centre and the inevitable café !
The cost of entrance is £11.50 adult, £10.40 concession and £6.50 for children. The entrance fee will need to be paid in advance so that we can confirm numbers for the tour (cheques or cash are fine and we will even pop round to collect if it is more convenient for you). Please let Sue know by the 5th April if you would like to come along – 01767 641329 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A brief summary of our plans for 2019 is given below. Much more detail will be circulated to members nearer the time for each event. There will also be articles in the Magazine and posters around the village. We would be delighted if you would join us – members and non-members welcome.
Saturday 13th April Wrest Park, Silsoe – Meet 10.30 at site for 11.00 Garden Tour Wednesday 19th June Luton Hoo, nr Harpenden – Walled Garden Tour 11.00
Meet at Guinea Pub at 09.40 for car share. Refreshments available at Back Yard café. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, apple juice from estate. Trees and honey and comb can be purchased from estate shop.
Saturday 17th August Hemingford Grey Manor, Huntingdon – House Tour 14.30
As there are no refreshments on site, there will be an opportunity to have a stroll around the Manor grounds or visit the village before our tour. Meet at the Guinea Pub for car share at 11.00.
Saturday 26th October Townsend Farmhouse, Steppingley – open from 18.00 to 20.30
Our hosts will be staging a Diwali themed evening in the grounds lit with lanterns. Meet at Guinea Pub at 17.45 for car share.
Saturday 11th January 2020 A New Year’s evening meal at the Guinea Pub.
Join your fellow Club Members for this social event and a chance to make plans for some more adventures in 2020
Also there have been some changes in the Committee. We have a far less structured arrangement now, as being a small village people tend to have more than one hat! We don’t have a Secretary as such but this duty is shared by some of our members.
Sue Fincham – Chair
Peggy Gameson – Treasurer
Admin duties shared by Anne Hysted; Sally Saville; Jane Beharrell; Ron Whitlock