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GARDENING

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Meetings are held monthly from March to October inclusive,
usually on a Monday at 2pm.

Please note that the venue will vary with
visits to local gardens.


For information contact:
groupscoordinator@newmillsu3a.org.uk  

Group coordinators Jean Hutton and Eileen Gilligan

 

2021

MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
Monday 2pm June 21st Meeting in members garden
JULY
Monday 2pm July 19th Meeting in members garden
AUGUST
NB.This meeting is on the second Monday, August 9th
SEPTEMBER
Monday September 13th
OCTOBER
New members welcome.

Email:  groupscoordinator@newmillsu3a.org.uk

Group enjoying last of the summer sun in Barbara's garden.
Margaret has obviously grown something very large.
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GARDENING GROUP 2019

 

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Following the Group's visit to her garden, Jane wrote this item for our page.

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As a new retiree I was looking for some local activities to fill my time and looked at what New Mills u3a had to offer. I’ve always enjoyed gardening so joining this group was top of my list.


mary1
long2
barbara1

 

I went along to the first meeting of the season in March, at The Arts Centre, filled with a little trepidation and wondering what to expect.  There had been no need for concern as I was made very welcome by all of those present.  It soon became clear that we were gathering to share ideas on what we wanted to do each month during the gardening season.

 

long3
chinley1
jean3

 

The programme was kicked off with an interesting slide show of formal gardens that had been visited by a member which gave me some inspiration for my own garden. Keen to learn from the experts in the room there was a consensus that visiting some of the member’s gardens would be very worthwhile! We did this in June, July, August and September.  It was amazing to see the different shapes and sizes of gardens and how members had made use of the space available.  The photographs here show the diversity.

 

jane1
jane2
eileen

 

The group agreed to visit a couple of local garden centres too.  Being relatively new to the area, I also had a free lesson in geography visiting Branching Out in Chinley and Longdendale Nursery in Chapel.  Both of these stocked more unusual plants, not generally available in larger garden centres, so we took the opportunity to make purchases.
The final meeting in October enabled the group to plan for 2020 and I’m really looking forward to another interesting gardening season.
As a group we also consumed copious amounts of tea, coffee, cake and biscuits.  Well it wouldn’t be a u3a meeting without them!

 


April 2021