Gardening Group

Return to Home Page

Initial Contact Judy Moffatt

Contact Judy Moffatt

Telephone 01676 534664

The Gardening Group is now well established

Group meetings will be held on the 4th Monday of each month. 



Potential Members of the Gardening Group at the Initial Meeting


The Gardening Group committee have now formulated a plan of meetings for the coming months.

There will be a plant bring and buy stall and a raffle. If you bring plants for the stall please could you label them with your name as any unsold items need to be take home again. Proceeds from the sale and raffle will go into group funds. A subscription charge of 2 per person for this first meeting will be in place to make sure we cover the costs of the hall and teas/coffees etc.  The members of the group have agreed to pay 10.00 per year to cover the  meetings held in the Westlake Room at the rear of Balsall Common Village Hall, Station Road.

                                U3A Garden Group Diary





Meeting Location

Monday 27th November

The Holly and the Ivy.
A "hands on" making table decorations using traditional festive greenery and Christmas bits and bobs. Bring a large potato, secateurs ands a skewer or bradawl

Mulled wine and nibbles provided.

Village Hall, Main room

Monday 22nd January 2018


Guest Speaker- Nigel Hopes, (Birmingham Botanical Gardens) "Top 100 plants".
Open to Hampton Garden Club, Neighbouring U3A's and Balsall Common Horticultural Society so reserve your tickets early.

Free to garden club members
2 to all others.

Village Hall, Main Room

Monday 12th February

Hill Close Gardens Snowdrops. Guided tour. Please let me know if you want to come on this visit by 5th February. Traveling by car. Suggest car share for ease of parking.

8.50 includes tea/ coffee and cake


Monday March 26th

Gardeners Question Time. A panel of experts on hand to answer all your gardening queries. Bring samples/photos of problem plants, areas, etc if possible.
Daffodils and narcissi- members to bring small arrangements, growing bulbs or in vases to decorate the room.


Village Hall

Monday 23rd April

Hanging Baskets Demonstration.
Carole Caldicott brings plants from her nursery to show us how to make a success of our summer hanging baskets.


Village Hall
Main room

Friday 11th
All day

Malvern Spring Festival- Coach trip.
33 per person. Places must be booked with me by 24th January.
Please note, this is open to Hampton Garden Club and Balsall Common Horticultural Society
and we anticipate a fast sellout. Book early!

Details sent by
previous email


June meeting


Members garden visit. TBC


July 16th

Guys Cliffe garden guided tour, details to follow





Members garden visit TBC

Village Hall


September 24th



Celia Davis- A Garden for Bees

Village Hall

Monday October 22nd


David Howells Autumn Splendour

Village hall