Wolverhampton Horticultural Society

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HEATH GARDEN – VISIT ON WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE AT 2.00 PM.

Heath Garden is approximately half an acre in total and provides interest for most months of the year with Trees, Shrubs, Herbaceous Plants, Climbing & Wall Plants, Bulbous Plants and Tender Summer Display Plants. These plants tend to be ‘housed’ in different areas such as: Shade Border, Salvia & Ornamental Grass Border, Pale Border, Mediterranean Garden, Silver Foliage Area and Mixed Borders. Structure is provided by hedges of Beech, Yew and Hawthorn and trellis work. There is a vegetable plot (which usually includes some ornamentals)  a fruit cage, greenhouse and cold frames.

A brief introduction is given at the start of the visit then the owner will be on hand to answer any queries about plants etc. Refreshments are available at any time throughout the visit. Heath Garden, Heath Hill, Sheriffhales, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RR 01952 691341.               gordonmalt3@gmail.com    

Heath Garden is situated one mile north of Sheriffhales on the B4379. Parking: There is parking for six cars in the drive or a lay-by on the opposite side of the main road – please note that this is a fast section of road and if anyone requires assistance – please ask. Cost: The cost of the visit is £5.00* per person to include refreshments.

NEW VISIT: An additional visit to Bradshaws farm has been arranged for 10.00 am on Saturday 22 June. This visit is free of charge and also open to non-members. The gardens are at the Bradshaw farmhouse which is situated just off the A41 shortly after the Perton traffic lights. From Wolverhampton turn left onto the farm road at the turning at Sandhills nursery (the site of the original Bradshaws farm shop), continue along the farm road to the main house. Plenty of parking available.

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We are an active society promoting a range of different activities for anyone interested in gardening. We have monthly talks provided by gardening experts and a complete list of the speakers for 2019 can be found under the Programme page. A number of visits have also been arranged for later in the year and details can be found on the Society Trips 2019 page.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 10 July at Beckminster Church Hall. This meeting is a talk by Richard and Judy Rawlings entitled “Tips on Garden design”.

SPECIAL OFFER: Non-members considering joining the society are welcome to attend this month’s talk for free.

Tips for Garden Design – This talk focuses on the refreshing and rejuvenation of established gardens. It covers a range of practical ideas for you to consider whether you want a complete makeover; adopt a more contemporary colour or planting scheme;  change to a low maintenance garden or reconsider a problem area.

Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm with the talk scheduled to start at 7.30pm.

The schedule for the Annual Show is also now available on the Annual Show 2019 page.

So if you enjoy gardening or simply interested in it- It’s fun and inexpensive to join us. Membership details are on the Membership page along with details of member discounts available at local retailers/nurseries. A map showing how to find us at Beckminster Church Hall and meeting times are shown on the Find us pages.

The Gallery and Links page also has some tips for gardening and links to the Plant Hunters Fair and Shropshire Historic Churches open gardens website for gardeners looking for plants at reasonable prices and with expert advice available. The 2019 calendar for plant fairs can also be accessed through our Gallery and Links page for anybody interested in buying more specialist and unusual plants.

New members and visitor are always welcome. Talks are free to members and £4 to non members.

Get in touch today!

For all enquiries, Telephone: Jill Porteous 01902 750130 or email: wolverhamptonhortsoc@gmail.com

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