Gardening Club

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We meet at the Village Hall in Chignal St James at 7.30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from October to November and January to April for fascinating talks on a wide variety of topics.

We also organise four garden visits during the summer months (the 2018 dates are below) and the plant stall at the Village Fête.

Tuesday 17th July at 2pm, Jericho Cottage (and Megarry's Antiques), The Green, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0RR

Small walled wildlife, woodland garden with mature trees, shrubs, bamboos, palms and ponds. Historic Romany Vardo and Victorian Glasshouse. Primroses, bluebells, camellias, rhododendrons and later hydrangeas, euphorbias and geraniums clothe the ground, while a canopy of wisteria, rambling roses, honeysuckle and kiwi vine shade the patio and pergola. The garden is an untamed hidden oasis. Also has an antique shop. Cost: £8 to include tea/coffee and cake.

Wednesday 19th September at 2pm. Hannams Hall, Thorpe Road, Tendring, Essex, CO16 9AR

17th century house (not open) set in 6 acres of formal and informal gardens and grounds with extensive views over open countryside. Herbaceous borders and shrubberies, many interesting trees including flowering paulownias. Lawns and mown walks through wild grass and flower meadows, woodland walks, ponds and stream. Walled vegetable potager and orchard. Cost: £6.50 to include tea/coffee and cake.

Plus we have our annual cheese and wine evening at 7pm on Friday 29th June at a members garden in Chignal Smealey. Tickets are £10 per head and can be purchased in advance. To find out more contact us as per below.

We welcome new members and we're a very friendly club where you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the varied talks, demonstrations and visits. For more information, please contact Graham Andrews (Chairman) on 01245 442625 or email gardening.chignalsmashbury@gmail.com.