Gardening Club August News

The rain has arrived after a very dry spell which enabled the Garden Club to have a very good summer programme with several garden visits.

July 17th. Saw several of the members travelling in the village mini bus to Cerney Gardens in Cirencester. These gardens were developed by Lady Angus and her daughter and are set around a Victorian walled garden with lovely herbaceous borders and kitchen garden all run on an organic approach.

Our next big event held on July 20th – 21st was a very successful Open Garden Weekend held in Edington by kind permission of Edward and Stella Callaway which was supported by Edington and District Gardening Club. The garden and the tea and cakes were enjoyed by all those attending. The purpose of which was to raise funds for the charity ‘Hope for Tomorrow’. The charity provides a mobile cancer care unit delivering life changing treatment to local cancer patients. The unit is an asset to the local community which is parked at the White Horse Health Centre in Westbury every Thursday’ saving patients long trips to major hospitals, over £1500 was raised.

August saw club members travelling to the National Trust Property, Kingston Lacy where they were first shown around the house, then the garden.

Moving on to September 7th. The day of our produce show in the Parish Hall, please enter your prize veg. etc. then visit the show, the schedule will be on the website or from Pauline in the post office.  This promises to be a good day so come and join us.