Gardening Group Two

Open Studios 

As part of South East Open Studios in June some of us enjoyed visiting The Red House in Rectory Lane, off Uckfield Lane, to view the artworks. Work by several artists, using a huge variety of media, were on display and were all for sale.  Mary's glass display for sale looked beautiful in the big bay window and, of course, the extra treat is the gardens.

Haskins Garden Centre

Our visit in March to Haskins Garden Centre was surprising, they have temporary buildings while the new premises are built and a huge restaurant serving delicious treats. We all bought plants, then despite rain we went on to Nymans, for a tour of the house and the gardens with spectacular magnolias, camellias, hellibores, heathers and bulbs, followed by more refreshments.

Later in March a few of us visited Hadlow agricultural college with the Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society for a guided tour of a very large area, planted in a variety of styles, mostly for the students to learn techniques of horticulture, the Japanese garden will soon by opened, hellibores and dogwoods were gorgeous, and we all want to return later in the year.

Email the group for more information if you wish to meet at each other's gardens to swap ideas and plants, solve problems and chat over Thursday afternoon tea. We will be making other visits together during the summer.

Next meeting

We've had regular visits am or pm on Thursdays to admire each others very varied gardens, share surplus plants and enjoy refreshments. 

Next meet up is 2pm Thursday 17th June at Kerry's, then 2pm Thursday 1st July at Christine's.

New members always welcome.