Beckingham and District Gardeners’ Club visited one of their member’s gardens, in Beckingham, for their June meeting and had a wonderful social evening.
The garden is only small, but it was a delight to see and was packed with some lovely plants that the bees and butterflies loved. The colours and textures in the garden were stunning, and demonstrated that a lot of thought, time and love had gone into developing the garden.
For their July meeting, the Gardeners’ Club members visited the garden and nursery at Morton. It was a very hot evening, but the members were made very welcome by the owners and a marquee had been erected so that they could enjoy some delicious refreshments in the shade after their tour around the gardens.
The gardens, which are still being developed, demonstrated what could be achieved in a short time by hard work and dedication. Only a few years ago the garden was a bare field, but is now landscaped, with two ponds, many large trees and bushes, large flower borders, winding paths and sculptures, many of which are recycled artifacts. The nursery itself contains a lot of the plants that have been planted in the gardens. It is open to the public and is well worth a visit.
On Monday 19th September at 7.30pm in Beckingham Recreation Room, the speaker will be Andrew Robinson from the National Dahlia Society, talking about Dahlias. Andrew is passionate about growing and showing Dahlias. Anyone who is not a member of the club, but is interested in Dahlias, is welcome to go along. The club charges £4.00 for visitors, which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.
If you are interested in gardening, the environment or related subjects why not go along to the meetings? It is a small club and visitors will be made very welcome. As well as talks from interesting gardeners and naturalists, members like to socialise and have organised trips to gardens and places of gardening interest, during the summer months.
For more information please contact Pat Hooton on 01427 890357.