It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch whilst the Gardening Club has been in hibernation during 2021.   We are planning to get back up and running with our events from February, with all due precautions and safety measures in place to keep us all well. 

As a sign of our renewed hope and plans, we will be re-launching Warton Gardening Club.   We have got a new logo (see top of page) and hope you like it.  We'll be sharing more re-launch plans to spread some sunshine and smiles around the village very soon.  Our events programme for 2022 is now organised with our talks series back in the Village Hall on the second Thursday of the month (with a break for summer).   We are taking advice on safety measures and will proceed with caution as we start to gather again.  This is what we will be doing:-

·          chairs will be socially distanced in the hall

·          we ask that you wear a mask (unless exempt)

·          we will provide hand sanitiser at the door

·          windows will be kept open for ventilation

·         so bear this in mind and wrap up warm at the meetings.

We won’t be providing refreshments at meetings for now but will review this as hopefully Covid cases drop over the coming months.   Feel free to bring your own flask and hot water bottle if you like!  We hope you’re keen to come on back to the events, share some gardening ideas, and just enjoy seeing each other again.  

We have kept membership at £7 for the full year, which gives you entry to six talks in the Hall plus a 5% discount at local garden centres and nurseries.   Membership cards can be bought at Warton Post Office from the start of February (thanks go to George and Evelyn) and at our meetings.   Those who bought membership back in 2020 will be entitled to a free year’s membership for 2022 – just ask a Committee member for your membership card at our meetings.    Guests can pay £3 at the door for each meeting too.

Our programme for 2022 is shown below and we are SO looking forward to seeing you again very soon.  Do please share this email with friends and neighbours who might like to join in – and get them to sign up for emails  here so they can hear our plans direct.

 

2022 Events Programme

  • 10th February - “A Stitched Garden” Corinne Young 
  • 10th March 2022 - “For Peat’s Sake” Diane Sammons 
  • 14th April 2022 - “Local Grassland Management” Will Griffith, Lancaster City Council
  • 12th May - “Gresgarth thro’ the Year” Steve Halliwell
  • 10am Saturday 4th June - Coffee Morning and Plant Sale, Church Hall
  • July - Garden Visit to RHS Bridgewater, Salford (to be confirmed)
  • 8th September - “Herbs Throughout the Year” Helen’s Herbs 
  • 13th October - Woodland Trust talk (to be confirmed)
  • 10th November - AGM, mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas crafting

All talks start at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.   The garden visit and plant sale will be charged in addition to your membership fee.