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The Extraordinary Wild Flowers of Western Australia – Peter Llewellyn

26th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Peter is a botanist living in Helsby, who has very kindly stepped in at short notice for David Tideswell, who is unable to come to speak to us about 'Robins.'

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Plant Hunting in Tibet

28th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ted Brabin

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Propagation

25th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Lewis

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Colour in the Spring Garden

25th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Anne Harrison

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Setting up my Garden

29th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Peter Curl

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Afternoon Visit to Rosewood, Puddington, Wirral

30th April 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Visit to TedĀ Brabin'sĀ Garden at Puddington, Neston, on the Wirral   We have arranged an afternoon visit to Ted and Angela Brabin's garden, 'Rosewood' at Puddington, Neston (CH64 5SP), on the Wirral on 30th April at 1:30 pm. This garden is open by arrangement under the NGS gardening scheme from February to December. At the end of April the rhododendrons and handkerchief trees should be in flower. As Ted mentioned in his talk many of the plants in the garden are…

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Visit to Ashwood Nurseries, Wolverhampton and Dobbies, Shrewsbury

21st May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This is a day trip to Ashwood Nurseries, near Wolverhampton, calling at Dobbies, Shrewsbury, on the return journey. We plan to leave Frodsham Community Centre at 9am and travel by Selwyn's coach to Ashwood Nurseries, hoping to arrive at 11am. On arrival at Ashwood, we will be given an escorted tour of the 3-acre private garden of the owner, John Massey. The garden includes informal borders, island beds and woodland dells. It is planted with an abundance of rare plants,…

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AGM and Ray Bailey

24th June 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

20 Ways to Enhance and Improve Your Garden On his last visit Ray told us about the myths and legends of plants. He is making a return visit by popular request. Annual Competition - This year you are asked to bring a single bloom from your garden displayed in a container.  

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Why Garden For Wildlife?

23rd September 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Baz Frewster His talk will look at gardens from a different perspective - sounds interesting! Baz was part of a team that looked after Hawkstone Park Follies and its habitat for 14 years. He is a keen walker and secretary of the Whitchurch Walkers. He is a member of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and served as their ambassador for some years. He also loves writing and performing poetry, much of which is inspired by the wildlife of our countryside. He…

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Perennials for Autumn and Winter

28th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sue Beesley   Sue is making a welcome return to the Gardening Club to speak to us about autumn and winter perennials.   Sue is the owner and manager of Bluebell Cottage Gardens and Nursery at Dutton. She is a former BBC Gardener of the Year. Her talks are always very informative and entertaining.

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Orchids

25th November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Vivienne Bown from Chester Zoo   We are delighted to welcome Viv, who is the Assistant Team Manager for the Orchid House at Chester Zoo. The National Collection of Orchids at the Zoo, contains 400 different species made up of more than 2400 exotic plants. I am sure she will give us a lot of helpful hints on how to keep our orchids alive!

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Wild Flowers of the Russian Caucasus Mountains

27th January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Peter Llewellyn Peter is returning by popular request. On his last visit he showed us some amazing slides of wild flowers in Western Australia. This time we are visiting the Russian Caucasus Mountains. Peter is a botanist who lives in Helsby.

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Prospect of Arley

24th February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sue Popley from Arley Hall

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Day Visit to Ashwood Nurseries, near Wolverhampton

3rd March 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

We are starting our trips early this year with a return visit to Ashwood Nurseries near Wolverhampton. Many of you enjoyed the trip to Ashwood in May last year and were very interested in going again to see the areas where the prize winning hellebores are grown. It will be lovely also to see 'John's Garden' in the winter. Hopefully the traffic and the weather will be kind to us. A letter, giving more information, and a booking form can…

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Easter Workshop

23rd March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Eleanor Griffiths

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Perfect Pots

27th April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Maureen Sawyer

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AGM and ‘Richie the Ranger’

22nd June 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Adventures of a Victorian Millionaire Henry Yates Thompson, Founder of Sefton Park Palm House Richard Baker ('Richie the Ranger') will give a fully costumed presentation that tells of the life and adventures of Liverpool Millionaire, Henry Yates Thompson. The presentation regales his adventures, his lifestyle, his philanthropic contributions and how he built the beautiful Sefton Park Palm House. A fascinating talk with lots of amazing tales, humour and even a ghostly connection.  

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The Making of RHS Bridgewater – plans and progress

28th September 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This presentation, given by two of the garden's tour guides, covers the history of the site, the site discovered by the RHS in 2017, the renovation which is underway and the future vision for the garden. CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

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Fabulous Foliage and Fantastic Flowers – Jacqueline Iddon

26th October 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jacqueline will give us an illustrated talk on the best foliage and flowering plants to give all year round colour and interest to your garden. CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

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Christmas Workshop – Eleanor Griffiths

23rd November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome Eleanor back to the Gardening Club to give us a Christmas workshop.

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