Event Programme 2022

February 17th

Carry on Composting

Speaker: Master Composter Rod Weston on home and allotment composting, and compost creatures. Seed Swap.

March 17th

Annual General Meeting
followed by
Gardening in a Changing Climate

Speaker: Brian Waters. How local problems with our gardens are a microcosm of what is happening to the wider planet. Brian worked for the Environment Agency looking into the increased risk of floods and droughts.

March 23rd   (Wednesday, 7.30pm)

Using Herbs over the Centuries

Zoom Talk only. Speaker: Margaret Easter, organic and wildlife garden expert and an authority on thymes (holder of national collection). Sponsored jointly with Barrow Garden Club for the Tendershoots Network.

April 21st

The Wonderful World of Willows

How to use willow in your garden and demonstration of making willow sculptures. Speaker: Rutland Willows.

May 19th

Hostas: The Versatile Herbaceous Perennial

Speaker: Robert Barlow who holds the National Collection of Hostas (British Introductions), some 4000 plants of over 350 varieties. Plants for sale.

May 20th

RHS Bridgewater

Coach trip with Barrow Garden Club

June 23rd

Plant Swap

7pm at 82A Leicester Road, Quorn, LE12 8BB

July 21st

The White House Farm

Ingarsby, near Houghton on the Hill (7 miles E of Leicester). 2 acre country garden with roses, perennials, herbs, orchard, wild garden and lake. Teas and plants for sale. Make own way.

August 18th

The Herb Nursery

near Oakham, Rutland. A family run nursery with an extensive collection of herbs (plus wild flowers and cottage garden plants) 95% of which are grown on site. A regular at Specialist Plant Fairs. Make own way. Teas and plants for sale.

September 22nd

Indispensable Plants

Speaker: By Dr Andrew Ward of Norwell Nurseries. Plants for sale.

October 20th

Hedgehogs in the Garden

Barrow Hedgehog Rescue.

November 17th

Nanpantan Walled Garden

Speaker: Sue Saunders. Story of a historic garden and its restoration.

December 15th

Christmas Social

Quiz,refreshments, raffle, house plant swap.

Reminder: AGM 19th January 2023

Everyone Welcome

Guest: £3 per meeting  -  Membership Fees: Individual £20, Couple £30

Time & Venue

7:15 pm in the Church Rooms, Quorn, LE12 8DP (map)