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Initial Contact Judy Moffatt

Contact Judy Moffatt

Telephone 01676 534664

Another gardening year on the horizon, details below for 2019 , but first some admin.


The committee are striving to deliver a varied program of events this year and hope you will be able to participate in as many as possible. We are always keen to hear your views and ideas and act upon them.. To this end, please click here for a short questionnaire that we would like you to respond to. This will help us with our future planning. Please return to a Gardening Group committee member at January or February meeting. We will discuss outcome at the March meeting.


All our meetings are open to all U3A members. Those who are not garden group members pay a nominal fee of 2. Annual membership to the garden group is 10. Non U3A members are welcome to attend 2 of our meetings but if they wish to continue to attend our meetings they must join the U3A. Non U3A members are not covered by U3A insurance. But at only 12.50 a year, its a bargain when you consider all the benefits.

So far this year, the diary is as follows. Please note the 2 planned visits are currently provisional and can only go ahead if sufficient numbers wish to attend.

       U3A Garden Group Diary - 2019






Monday January 28th

Speaker, Mick Poultney,
Raised bed no dig cultivation

Village Hall


Monday 25th February

Speaker, Adrian James
Garden Folklore

Village Hall


Monday 25th March

Easter decorations,
Hands on arrangements, exchange of ideas, bring your own materials.

Village hall


Monday 29th April

Gardening quiz, teams of 4 made up on the day. Fun and light hearted.
Also, plant and seed swap. Bring along spring plant divisions,

VIllage hall


Monday May 20th

A visit to Ashwood Nurseries and John Massey Garden (Chelsea Gold Medallist) in Kingswinford has been provisionally booked for Monday 20 May and is open to all U3A members. We need a minimum of 25 to take part in the tour of the private garden for which the cost is 6.50. The rest of the day will be at your leisure to spend time in the nurseries, shop and restaurant. Own transport (car-sharing where possible please).

To register your interest please

email Laura Eden ( ) with your name(s), address, email address and phone number. Payment to be made

IN CASH PLEASE preferably at the March core meeting but by the 25 March at the latest to 147 Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common.


10.30 at Nursery (provisional)

Guests welcome


Garden party/ visit. Member to host. Volunteer needed, date to suit host. TBA



July 22nd

PROVISIONAL COACH TRIP, Batsford Arboretum (Guided tour) and Adrian James garden, Offenham. Afternoon refreshments included. Bring your own picnic lunch or Restaurant at Batsford.
Sign up list to express interest at January meeting, booking form to follow. Minimum number 40.

9.00 am set off.

Guests welcome