The first week of May is National Gardening Week so from the 2nd – 8th there are all sorts of events happening across the UK – including our ANNUAL PLANT SALE on Saturday May 7th – St Michael’s Community Hall, Lichfield Street from 9.30am – 1.30 pm. You can find out what else is happening and how to join in with events – especially on May 2nd which is National Gardening Day – details are on the RHS website.
Our May meeting is on Thursday May 12th starting at 7.30pm at Christ Church Centre when Diana Clement will discuss a Garden for all Seasons, details on our Programme page.
Plant Hunters Fairs are holding fairs (fairly) locally every weekend. You will find full details on their website but briefly on Sunday- Monday May 1st – 2nd they will be at Weston Park; the following Sunday (May 8th) at Adlington Hall, Cheshire; Sunday May 15th in Leicestershire at the 1680s House, Donnington Le Heath; Sunday May 22nd at Norton Priory, Cheshire; and Saturday May 28th at Carsington Water, Derbyshire. Tickets must be booked in advance.
There will be lots of gardens to visit through the NGS this month as well – you can find details in the Yellow Book (collect your Staffordshire one at our next meeting) or on their website or, even better if you have a smart phone, download their app so you can find out what’s open when you go on holiday.
Look at our Links page for further ideas and places to go.