The Tender Shoots Garden Club Network is a national collective of UK garden clubs set up during the worst of the Covid 19 pandemic to work together, have joint online events, and to share resources and experiences. The Tender Shoots Garden Network are promoting regular Zoom meetings to which all WHS members are invited to join for no charge. The list is being updated regularly. The Network has its own website at https://tendershoots.uk/

The next zoom talk is this Wed 29th Nov 7.30pm – George Hargreaves will be giving us a talk on the topic of ‘Botanic Gardens of the UK’.    Zoom link below (it’s the same code as usual this time, but next year there will be a different code for members only talks).  This will be Georges first zoom talk who is a volunteer at Westonbirt Arboretum, he also won our £200 garden tools prize in the Tender Shoots Christmas Quiz, so he’s pretty good at answering questions and is very knowledgeable.  



Meeting ID: 404 301 4750

Passcode: bonsai

Tender Shoots Garden Club Network

Dates of meetings (breakout rooms open at 7.15pm for 7.30 start for all meetings unless stated otherwise):

2023 talks

September 25th Monday  – Lucy Hartley – Climate change and its effect on our gardens
October 26th Thursday – Timothy Walker (former curator of Oxford Botanic Garden) – Bordering on Insanity (creating an all-year-round border)
November 8th Wednesday – Andrew Mikolajski – Do Your Roots Need Doing – Good root growth is essential for healthy and productive plants.
December Christmas Quiz TBC
More talks TBC, further details are on the tendershoots.uk website.

Meetings open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start and as usual there is no charge to attend so everyone is welcome.  Feel free to pass it on to your gardening friends.  
Zoom link is the same as usual for every meeting.
Meeting ID: 404 301 4750
Passcode: bonsai

More dates TBC.  Please email us to join our mail list to be kept informed of talks.  tsgcn@outlook.com

How to join Tender Shoots Network meetings: Go to their YouTube page when the talk is about to start (either 7.30pm or 2.30pm) as we simultaneously stream the meeting Live on YouTube.  To join just click this link  www.youtube.com/c/TenderShootsGardenClubNetwork   or search YouTube for the ‘Tender Shoots Garden Club Network’ and then click on our yellow logo.  The advantage of YouTube is you can start the talk from the beginning if you arrive late, you can pause, rewind & skip any bits & still ask questions to the speaker via YouTube chat box.

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