Our next meeting
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Sunday 25th August 2019
3pm to 5pm at Orchard House, opposite Aske Hall Stables on the Gilling to Richmond road
Annual Garden Society Tea Party
The Garden Society Annual Afternoon Tea is one of the highlights of the gardening year, a welcome opportunity to spend a summer’s afternoon relaxing and socialising in a member’s garden.
As always there will be plenty of sweet and savoury treats to eat, a special summer raffle and a extensive selection of plants for sale - plus, of course, the chance to enjoy Pat's lovely garden.
Tickets £5, friends, family and non-members heartily welcome.
To book your ticket email Glenys on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01833 621905.
* a message from Glenys *
"A situation has arisen with the garden society’s Afternoon Tea...
You will remember that it was to be held at Judith and Alan Hutchinson’s garden... However, whilst walking in the Lake District, Judith slipped and broke her leg...
Heroically, Pat White has stepped in to offer her garden and save the day. Pat has asked me to tell you that she wishes you to understand that the gathering together of the garden society members is more important than the plants. None the less, Pat’s garden is beautiful. I am really indebted to Pat for her generosity in doing this. As you all know, however simple we say an occasion such as this should be, it still turns out to be hard work when more than 25 people arrive in your garden.
We have decided to have a simple Strawberry Tea, with added delights and surprises...
It may be a good idea to bring your own chair as, although we do have quite a few chairs of one sort or another...
May I remind you that there are the usual garden hazards in the way of steps, uneven ground, slopes and a little beck that runs at the edge by the lawn.
Pat’s address is Orchard House, Aske. It is the bungalow on the main road out of Richmond towards Gilling, opposite the drive to the stables at Aske Hall. There is room on the grass verge outside Pat’s house to park cars.
It is important that I have a clear understanding of how many of you will be coming... so I need you to email or telephone me if you are planning to attend... As long as I have a list of names, everyone can pay at the door. For those people who have already bought or booked a ticket, please don’t worry as your names are already on my list.
Please do support this event as it raises the funds for our forthcoming speakers."
Based in the charming village of Gilling West, just five minutes from Scotch Corner, we offer a lively programme of events, activities and visits for everyone interested in gardens and gardening.
Even if you're a complete novice - or don't have a garden at all - everyone's always very welcome at our meetings.
In fact Gilling Gardening Society is not just for gardeners! We have plenty of meetings that are of general interest - this year, for example, we'll be hearing about the work of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, taking a trip to the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park and finding out all about the amazing world of carnivorous plants.
If you want to stock your borders or your greenhouse, members usually bring along a selection of seedlings, rooted cuttings and mature plants - yours for a modest contribution to Society funds!
Annual membership costs just £10, and visitors are always welcome to join us for just £3 per meeting (talks) or £4 (practical sessions) on the door.