Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society

Incorporating The Garden Club

May into June

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May has been a bit of a washout so let’s hope June is an improvement! but we still have one more talk before then –

Wednesday May 26th (tomorrow) at 7.30pm is the talk from Adrian James on “Gardens of Paradise” (This talk covers the history, design and symbolism of Persian/Islamic/Moghul gardens). The plant list / handout for the talk is already available to download from our Programme page.

This is the last talk that has been arranged via the Tender Shoots Garden Club Network. If you missed any of these recent talks, they are available to see on their YouTube page here

Successful Fruit Growing

Dorothy Clive Gardens

National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas

The Plant Hunters

History of Herbs

Extending the Season in your Garden

and RHS Bridgewater talk from Curator Marcus Chilton Jones

Meanwhile The Tender Shoots inter club group trip to see the brand new RHS Bridgewater garden is on Wednesday 21st July.

“I hope you can all join us, it would be lovely to meet you all.   We so far have 70+ people going from various clubs by coach & car.”

Entry to gardens is £12.10, or free if you’re an RHS member.  Or if your garden club is RHS affiliated, then 55 of your members can go free.  It only costs your club £35 for this benefit.  

For those that are local to Stoke-on-Trent Barlaston Village Garden Club have an outdoor plant swap event on Saturday 29th May 12-2pm in the rear car park of the St.John the Baptist Church, Barlaston, ST12 9DA.  Bring along a folding chair and flask of tea for a socially distanced chit chat.  Details on the Facebook page This was postponed from last Saturday because of the weather.

We hope to have more news on Open Garden weekends soon. In the meantime have a look at our links page to find the NGS gardens open near you in the next few weeks, as well as links to RHS gardens, National Trust gardens and plenty of others to help plan your trips.

This photo of Wisteria was taken on May 5th last year! This year there are some buds . . maybe by June 5th it may look a little more like this, and so might the weather – we can but hope.

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