Gardening Talks

GARDENING TALKS are held at Christ Church, Meadows Avenue, Thornton, FY5 2TW and start at 7.30pm. They are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month (please see below for exceptions). There is a small admission charge to cover costs. Members (£3) and non members (£4) are welcome. Refreshments are available. There is free parking at the venue. If you have suggestions for speakers you would like to hear or topics you would like us to cover, please contact Judith Schofield using the contact form here.

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Upcoming gardening talks:

Wednesday 20th March 2019
OUT AND ABOUT WITH ME AND MY CAMERA
Paul King from The North Fylde Photographic Society.
An illustrated talk from Paul who is Chairman of the North Fylde Photographic Society and a photography judge. His portfolio includes fabulous monochrome pictures and some impressive nature action shots of wild animals and birds. He also has a great knowledge of photograph composition and digital editing for the best presentation.

Wednesday 17th April 2019
FROM FOOTBALLERS WIFE TO HAPPY GARDENER
Patricia Green of Poulton
Be entertained by Patricia’s tales as she swapped the borders of the pitch for the borders in her garden.

Wednesday 15th May 2019
SUMMER CONTAINERS AND HANGING BASKETS
Bill Blackledge, BBC Radio Lancashire’s Gardening Expert
Bill is one of the country’s most sought after garden experts. BBC Radio Lancashire listeners get to pick his brains on all things horticultural; now its your turn.

Wednesday 19th June 2019
PLANTS, PLANTS AND MORE PLANTS
Tom and Caroline Luke from Goosnargh
Tom and Caroline open their garden at Dale House as part of the National Garden Scheme. They have developed a garden with all year round interest; beautifully  landscaped and comprising of limestone rockeries, well stocked herbaceous borders, raised alpine beds, well stocked koi pond, lawn areas, greenhouse and polytunnel. They specialise in alpines rare shrubs and trees, and have a large collection unusual bulbs.

There are no gardening talks during July and August as you will all be too busy enjoying your garden!

Please keep an eye on this page for details as we get them or request a regular newsletter by contacting Judith through the the form here.

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