Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society

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March

2019-08-06 17.10.30Our March meeting takes place at the Christ Church Centre, Stone on Thursday 12th March when our speaker is Colin Parkes, Vice-Chairman of the National Gladiolus Society. Unsurprisingly(!) his talk is entitled – Gladioli.

All are welcome to meetings which start at 7.45pm and cost just £1.50 payable on the door that evening.

Don’t forget our trip to see the Snowdrops on February 19th.

 


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February

Plas CadnantOur meeting this month is on 13th Feb when Anthony Tavenor will talk about the discovery of Plas Cadnant hidden garden.

Plas Cadnant is an historic garden under restoration, situated between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey.  Anthony Tavenor, the current owner, bought the 200 acre estate in 1996 and started the restoration.

The photo above has been taken from the Plas Cadnant Gallery page.

Meetings are held at the ChristChurch Centre, ChristChurch Way, Stone, starting at 7.45pm. All are welcome at a cost of £1.50 payable on the door that night.

This month is your last chance to book a place on our trip to see the snowdrops at Colesbourne gardens. Details are on our Events Page.


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Season Greetings and the AGM

2019-11-08 16.22.49May we take this opportunity to wish all our members and readers a merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Our AGM and meeting (members only) will take place on Thursday January 9th, 2020. The AGM  is at 7.30 pm.  Our speaker this month is David Wilkinson on his Favourite Staffordshire Places.

David Wilkinson was Stafford Borough Council Archaeologist until retirement and his talk is a personal choice of some twenty favourite places.

Please note that new car parking charges are coming into force at the beginning of the year – so check before you leave your car for the evening.

Book this month to go on our trip to Colesbourne Gardens to see the snowdrops in February. Full details are on the Events Page.


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December

SONY DSCOur December meeting is on Thursday 12th at the earlier time of 2.30pm – an afternoon tea is included! The speaker is Danny Wells who will talk about the Art of the Christmas Card. Tickets for the Afternoon Tea should be booked in advance, although a limited number will be available on the day, and will cost £3.50.

Danny’s talks, courses and tours celebrate the history of the Victorian age.
There is also a strong focus on the Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Moorlands & London’s East End.
His aim is to unlock the past, discovering, stimulating and creating a greater understanding of these areas.


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November

Oct gardenalia aNovember is Gardenalia month! This meeting on Thursday November 14th is the chance to clear out your shed of surplus equipment or bag a bargain. This ever-popular sale will continue after our talk from David Emley who came in January to talk about Staffordshire wildlife. This month he will present a talk on butterflies of Staffordshire. We are very grateful to David for stepping in at short notice.

Meetings start at 7.45 at the Christ Church Centre in Stone; visitors are welcome and admission is £1.50.

Next month’s meeting starts at 2.30pm with an afternoon tea for which you will need a ticket. Tickets should be bought at this November meeting if at all possible.

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October

2019-04-21 13.14.15Our October meeting is on Thursday October 10th when Don Whitton will talk about Euphorbias. He is a National Collection Holder for this genus and has a keen interest in all perennials. The meeting, held at the Christ Church Centre in Stone, starts at 7.45pm – visitors are welcome and admission is £1.50.

The photo is of Euphorbia mellifera and was taken at Cambridge Botanic Gardens in April.