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Gardening Group

The High Lane gardening group is a small group which meets in each others' houses and gardens, and visits nearby public gardens using shared cars. Meetings are held monthly, on the third Wednesday in each month, and occasionally the first Wednesday.  Nearer the dates, confirmation details of meeting times/place will be sent to group members by email and letter.

Programme for 2018

Jan17 Annual Meal at Hanging Gate, Combs
Feb 21 Dunham Massey Winter Garden
Apr 4 Whitegate Daffodils
Apr 18 Irene's house
May 2 T.B.A.
May 16 Hare Hill Gardens
June 6 Lynda's house
June 20 Thornbridge Hall
Jul 4 Betty's house
Jul 18 Norton Priory
Aug 1 T.B.A.
Aug 15 Stoneyford Cottage Gardens
Sep 19 Ruth's house
Oct 17 Daisy Nook Garden Centre


The group had its annual lunch at the Hanging Gate, a change from previous years, and we reawakened our interest in the forthcoming season.


In February, we went to Dunham Massey Winter Garden on a bright day which showed off the many snowdrop beds, and the accompanying dwarf iris, cyclamen and early daffodils. The snowdrops in particular have multiplied and matured and gave an excellent display. Unfortunately the walking group had mistaken their normal walk date and gave yours truly and a couple of others an unfortunate date clash dilemma!

APRIL 18th

Easter school holidays/grandchildren minding forced the cancellation of the planned daffodil visit, but in Irene’s conservatory the dozen of us provided a fascinating round of explanations on how we each became first interested in gardening. This followed our pleasant tour of the well kept garden with many varied spring flower highlights. Scattered clusters of doronicum with eye-catching yellow daisy flowers made a particularly good show – especially galling to the group leader who can’t grow them for love nor money!

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ENQUIRIES FOR MEMBERSHIP TO WALTER MASON.gardeninggroupleader@highlaneu3a.org.uk