A Gardening Montage

Convenor: Evelyn Service
Day/Time: 2nd Monday of the month, 10:30am – 12:30am
Venue:         varying locations.

It is proposed that after each meeting, a short report with photographs will be posted. These are presented at the bottom of the page.

The Gardening Group has endeavoured to remain active since small outdoor groups were allowed as per the restrictions.
We have met at the picnic tables at Hazelbank, to exchange plants, socially distanced of course.
We have met outside at David Nesbit’s barn to share plants and cuttings and try to plan meetings as per government restrictions.  At any meetings where we share plants etc these are left on the ground in the centre of the venue and members can singly choose what they wish.
More recently we have met in the Glasshouse Cafe in Carrickfergus ,where staff arrange several large tables for us. This is a large ,high and open area. We have held several meeting there to try to plan future meetings, we also have had a fun garden quiz there.

Programme February 2022 to June 2022

Month                                         Venue                                      Items

14th February 2022          Rowallen Gardens to visit the snowdrop walk .  
14th March 2022 Marion Mehaffey’s home (outside)    To share and plant seeds  
11th April 2022 Talk and/or a visit (to be finalised. )  
9th May 2022 Share seedlings venue to be arranged ,plans for Autumn and Spring 2023.  
13th June 2022 A visit to a special garden and lunch.  

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Gardening Reports

Bellahill Open Garden

Do a tour of the gardens of Rob and Lorna McKee at Bellahill, 10 Dalways Bawn Road, Carrickfergus on Saturday ...
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Gardening Report – 13th January 2020

Monthly U3A Gardening Group meeting 13th January 2020 15 members had a wonderful morning. Thank you Margaret Lark for hosting ...
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Gardening Report – 17th December 2019

Subject:. Christmas flowers workshop It really was a great morning very productive and good fun with our mulled wine Christmas ...
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Gardening Report – 14th October 2019

Minutes 11 members had a wonderful morning. Thank you Margaret & David for the use of your house for the ...
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Gardening Report – 9th September 2019

We had a fantastic Gardening Group Meeting. Thank you for the warm hospitality & leadership from Liz Mackinson. Thank you ...
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Gardening Report – 14th August 2019

The gardening group held it’s first Funky Flower Workshop as part of the East Antrim U3A Summer Workshops on Wednesday ...
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Gardening Report 8th July 2019

Our final meeting of the year was the usual garden lunch at Margaret ‘ s house and unfortunately I do ...
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Gardening Report – 10th June 2019

The luck of the Irish was really with the gardening group when we went to Glenarm castle gardens on Monday ...
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Gardening report – 13th May 2019

The May meeting of the gardening group which was hosted by Maureen Koelmeyer had an an almost full turn out ...
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