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On October 1, 2013

Kent Group Garden Tours – The Best Bits

An audio-visual presentation by Ginny Oakes
Sunday 27 April 2014, 2.30pm
Headcorn Village Hall TN27 9NR     map

Members’ lecture meeting. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before becoming members.

For the last five years Ginny has ‘snapped’ Kent Group members, the gardens they visited and the plants they saw on the annual garden tours. From the Isle of Wight to Herefordshire via Shropshire, Cornwall and Lincolnshire she has followed their every move and then enthralled us all at the Christmas parties with her presentations of photographs set to music. Whether they have been on the trips or not, everyone has greatly enjoyed these audio-visual shows and many members have asked if it might be possible to see them again. So Ginny has put together a compilation of ‘The Best Bits’ of all the tours for us to enjoy at the April meeting. With a bit of chat and explanation between the clips – and maybe some audience participation – it promises to be a really entertaining afternoon. Do come and enjoy some wonderful gardens, glorious plants and your fellow members having a great time.

Followed by Seedling Swap

Our annual Seedling Swap has been a fixed event in our calendar for several years now and is eagerly awaited by many. It is a practical and fun way of sharing excess seedlings with other members and we really want to encourage everyone to take part by growing some seeds. If you haven’t participated before, here’s the lowdown on how it works:

  • Sow your seeds in the normal way, and when you have pricked out what you need, bring any surplus seedlings to the meeting with a clear label.
  • Help yourself to empty plastic cups, select the seedlings you fancy, and using the available knives, forks and spoons, carefully lift seedlings out of their containers, and into their temporary new home and label.
  • We will supply plastic cups, spare compost, blank labels and pencils. There will be a small charge of just 10p per forkful to cover costs, with any surplus going to Kent Group funds.

As usual at our lecture meetings there will also be:

Plant display – Plant sale – Seed exchange – Book sale – Raffle – Teas



if you like what you see and live in or near kent

why not come and join us