The Bourtons Gardening Club
The Bourtons Gardening Club was founded in the mid 90’s, and has been well supported by residents of the Bourtons and surrounding villages from its inception. It is not a club for gardeners who wish to pitch their expertise and skills in competition with others. Rather it is for those who enjoy exploring gardens and wish to gain inspiration and information, provided by visits and guest speakers, to enable them to increase the enjoyment they, their families and friends get from their own garden.
There are many wonderful gardens to visit which are within easy travelling distance from the Bourtons and Ann Brooks has kindly submitted a list of information which you may find very useful. You can see Ann’s list here.
Our grateful thanks to Ann for this information.
Here is the list of events for the rest of this year and 2018:
EVENING VISITS (EV): Meet outside The Bell at 6.30 for car sharing.
DAY VISITS: Meet outside The Bell for car sharing or go direct. Times TBA.
EVENING MEETINGS: Meet in the Village Hall, Great Bourton at 7.30pm.
CHARGES: See below
Aug 2nd (EV) BRIDGE NURSERY, Tomlow Rd, Napton CV47 8HX.
Guided tour of gardens.
CHARGE: £5.00, including refreshments.
Directions: A423 to Southam, R onto A425 (Brown Signs), over canal, L into Tomlow Rd, over canal, Bridge Nursery on R.
Sept 6th (EV) EXTRAORDINARY AUTUMN SOCIAL, Bourtons Village Hall.
Cheese and wine, etc. More information nearer the time.
Sept 19th DAY VISIT (Tues)
Coton Manor, Coton, Northants NN6 8RQ.
Open: 12.00 noon to 5.30pm. Note: No tripods or monopods in garden.
Directions: From Daventry take B4036 to Long Buckby onto B5385 to A428; then follow CM signs.
Entry £7.00 adults, £6.50 concessions. (Contact: Ann.)
Oct 4th SPEAKER: MICHAEL BROWN
“Ghastly Gardening – Horticulture’s Horrible History.”
Oct 21st DAY VISIT (Sat) THENFORD GARDENS & ARBORETUM
Limited number of tickets available; order through Ann Brooks.
Nov 1st SPEAKER: IAN GOURLAY
“Pruning Trees and Shrubs”.
Dec 6th CHRISTMAS PARTY
Charge: £3.50 for members; £5.50 for Guests. Bring your own bottle.
Jan 3rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Followed by a quiz. Bring your own bottle.
Feb 7th SPEAKER: DAVID THOMPSON
Mar 7th SPEAKER: STUART LOWEN
“What’s New in Seasonal Colour.”
Apr 4th SPEAKER: BRIAN ELLIS
“Texture and Foliage in the Garden.”