Hanleys’ Garden Club (2015-16)

Welcome to our new programme: for all summer visits please bring a chair

Wed 15th Apr 2015 Visit Spetchley Gardens, WR5 1RS
A visit to the recently updated gardens, lake, parking etc shop & tearoom.
Entrance £6.00 for over 65 – 6.50 otherwise.
A Guided Tour of garden is £30 extra this fee could be divided between members who wish to partake in the tour.
Meet at Val’s house Pindar lodge 10.30am for car share
Dates for your Diary
Sat May 2nd – Sun  May 3rd: Open Gardens in Hanley Swan £5
Sat May 9th – Sun  May 10th: Malvern Spring Garden Show
Sat May 16th: Village Gardeners’ Market
Wed 20th May 2015 Welsh National Botanical Gardens, SA32 8HN.
Travel by Aston Coach Approx 2- 3 hours. Meet at Hanley Village Hall
8am departure (Return time approx 8pm)
Cost, if we can fill a 53 seat coach, – driver and admission will be £20 pp club member’s £22.50 for visitors – Paid up front
Wed 24th Jun 2015 Club members Lena & Charles Bowden are kindly hosting this garden visit – fantastic views over Herefordshire and a newly restored garden -Tea & Cakes. Hillside Cottage, West Malvern Rd WR14 4DG.  Meet at Val’s 2.pm  Bring a chair & own mug please.
Sun 19th Jul 2015 Club members Sue Brooks and Bill Bell are happy to show you “The Rhydd Gardens” in Hanley Castle. Tea and Cakes.
Meet at Val`s 1.45pm. Please bring a chair and your own mug. Donation of cakes welcome.
Wed 5th Aug 2015 Blenheim Palace House & Gardens, OX20 1PP
Group entry 15 people and over concessions £12.50 others £14 .30 to be paid up front. Car share is possible, all ticketing is at the Main Entrance and as a group we can meet by the Flagstaff Kiosk to arrange payment and collect tickets – Parking is included. Carers of a disabled person go free.
Free tours of the house are available & run every half hour just join in.
Suggest to leave here 9am & meet as usual at Val’s.
Sat August 29th
The Annual Village Flower Show
Schedules will be available in the July Parish Link
Tues 15th Sept 2015 Rachel and George Salmon are kindly hosting a visit to their newly restored Garden – Roberts End
Tea and Cakes
Please remember to bring a chair and your mug.
Wed 7th Oct 2015 Westonbirt National Arboretum, GL8 8QS
Autumn is a fabulous time to visit – a must to enjoy the famous colourful Maples, Trees and Shrubs plus History & Heritage.
Group price for 10 people & over £5 concessions. Adults £6 To be pre- paid. Car park – refreshments/ shop.
Indoor Meetings Held in Hanley Swan Small Hall
Membership for 2015-16 £5 pp £1 pp on the door for indoor meetings
Non -members £2.50pp extra per visit or meeting
Wed 4th Nov 2015
Ann Oldfield will be speaking to us on “Physiotherapy for Gardeners” – and some helpful tips to keep fit.
Wed Dec 2nd 2015
Christine Peer has kindly agreed to give a display of making Christmas table decorations which will be raffled at the end of the meeting.
Then Ann & Elspeth will entertain us with some light hearted garden poetry. Mince pies & Christmas drinks will be served.
Wed 6th Jan 2016
Brian Skeys has again agreed to give a talk and film show entitled “Wild Gardeners” – to start us off on the New Year.
Wed 3rd Feb 2016
Chrissie Ching from Welland will be talking about “Ornamental Kitchen Gardens” and gardening in small spaces.
Wed 2nd Mar 2016 Renewal of Membership
Margaret & Jim Sherward with a talk & slides “Plants for all Seasons” which will follow on in July with a visit to their nursery.

Please tell me if you would like to go on any of the visits in advance and if you can offer a car share.

Contact Di Lack 01684 311498 or Email di.lack@tesco.net

Please see our home page for more information about the The Hanleys’ Garden Club.