Westminster Park Residents Association

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Gardening Club 2017 programme


Friday 10 February. Garden visit.

Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Ln, Altrincham WA14 4SJ

The maturing winter garden is the largest in

Britain with serpentine paths leading between borders thickly planted for texture and colour.

Meet in the Visitors Centre at 12.45 pm for 1 pm tour.

Entrance free for National Trust members, £8 for non members. £3 fee for the guided tour for members and non members. Refreshments are available on site.

 Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

An Evening with Bob Flowerdew

Organic gardener, television and radio presenter.
Including cheese and wine and a Q&A session.
Organised by Burton and Rossett Horticultural Society at Darland High School, Chester Road, Rossett, LL12 0DL.

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Tickets £15 each from Mary Pole,

marypole@zcl-uk.net, 674439


Wednesday, 29 March at 8 pm. Spring Talk.

Plant propagation

Our speaker is Andy Lambie, lecturer in Horticulture at Ness Gardens.

Community Centre. Tickets: £3 at the door.

Bar, light refreshments, plant and seed swap. All WP residents welcome

Monday 22 May. Garden Visit.

Sandymere Gardens, Middlewich Road, Cotebrook, CW6 9EH

16 landscaped acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside with terraces, walled garden, extensive woodland walks and an amazing hosta garden.

The gardens are owned by John Timpson and we will have a guided tour by the head gardener, Rachael Pemberton. We will receive a booklet to take home which gives a personal insight to Mr Timpson’s journey developing Sandymere into the garden it is today.

Meet at 1.50 pm for 2 pm start, cost £6.

Refreshments not available.

Saturday, 8 July. Community Fayre.

All donations of plants for our regular stall at the Westminster Park Community Fayre will be very gratefully received. Held at the Community Centre.

Wednesday, 9 August. Garden Visit.

Walled Gardens at Norton Priory, Tudor Rd, Windmill Hill, Runcorn WA7 1SX

Meet at 2 pm for 2.15 pm tour. Park at museum car park and walk to walled garden. Tour will last about an hour.

Cost: £7 for the whole site including gardens and tour. Refreshments are available on site.

Thursday 28 September. Garden visit.

Wollerton Old Hall, Wollerton, Market Drayton TF9 3NA

The gardens will not be open to the public during our visit.

Meet at 1.30 pm.

Cost: £11.25 including an introductory talk by one of the gardeners, a walk around the 4 acre garden and homemade cream tea.

 Wednesday, 11 October, 8 pm.

Autumn Talk.

Organic vs Inorganic Gardening

David Toyne, Royal Horticultural Society ‘Master of Horticulture’, Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture, Horticultural and Garden Consultant & Lecturer

A talk on the pros and cons of ‘the natural way’ and using ‘chemicals’ to achieve success in the garden.

Tickets: £3 at the door.

Bar, light refreshments, plant and seed swap. All WP residents welcome.


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