As announced at the March meeting, we had been awaiting final costings for the coach trip, so I’m afraid that I still haven’t completed our usual March newsletter. So I will send out what details we do have in a Members’ email (many apologies to those members without email, who will just have to wait until their finished Newsletter arrives by post) and post a public ‘taster’ here.
The Coach Trip, on Sunday August 7, is to Dove Cottage Garden and Nursery near Halifax, and York Gate, Adel, near Leeds (the garden designed by Robin Spencer and cared for mainly by Robin and his mother Sybil), which is now maintained by gardening charity Perennial. Please let Sharron know (Click to email Sharron or Tel: 01778 570302) if you think you’d like to book a place on the coach – it looks as though the prices will probably be around £26.50 for members and £30 for non-members.
Cliff and Joan Curtis‘s garden at 21 Chapel St, Hacconby is open for the NGS on Sunday 10 April, 11am to 4pm, entrance £3 (children free); plants for sale. Their spring garden is full of unusual bulbs and plants (and some common ones – but none the worse for that!).
Sharron and Annetta hope to stage another entry for the Gwen Grantham Trophy, which was first awarded last year (and which they won!), at the Lincolnshire Daffodil Society Show, on 16/17 April, at Springfields Event Centre, Spalding. Show opens 10am, admission £1. See LDS website for more details – and a schedule, should you feel inspired to exhibit, too!
Our SLGS garden visit, on Wednesday, 8 June at 6pm, is to the fabulous garden at The Old Vicarage, Burley-on-the-Hill, Nr Oakham (more details in newsletter/s? to come) – admission (to include refreshments) t.b.a. Please let Sharron know (see above) if you would like to go.