Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

The History & Development of the Japanese Garden by Patsy Rayner

Patsy is a retired English teacher living in Nottinghamshire with a love of literature and also a love of gardening and travel. She has visited Japan with her husband twice a year for the past 18 years where her son has a Japanese wife and 3 lovely children.

It is through Patsy’s frequent trios to Japan, her extensive travels within Japan as well as socialising with her daughter-in-law’s family that Patsy has become aware of what a fascinating and beautiful country Japan is. It is also a country of contrasts; one steeped in tradition and yet embracing the modern world.

This talk is accompanied by beautiful [photographs of gardens and plants.

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Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Award Winning Wines from Derbyshire: The Renishaw Vineyard by Kieron Atkinson

Once famed for being the world’s most northerly vineyard, Renishaw Hall vineyard is now known for producing award winning wines. Kieron will tell us his story and how he made his Derbyshire vineyard so successful. Allestree Gardening Club members should find this an unmissable talk on two of their favourite subjects; growing plants and drinking wine.

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Dinner

The Allestree Gardening Club Annual Dinner will take place at the Kedleston Park Golf Club, Kedleston, Quarndon, Derby, DE22 5JD on Friday 15th November 2019.

We will be hosted by Michelle and her team at Wild Goose Catering located at the golf club and I am sure we will get our usual warm welcome.

Dining will be at 7.30 p.m.

Menus will be available in the near future for members and friends to make their selections.

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Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

Hints & Tips on Garden Design by Sue Hayward

Sue gave a talk to Allestree Gardening Club on the topic of Creating a Chelsea Gold Medal Garden. This was based on recreating a Shetland Island crofters cottage and proved very popular with members. Anybody who recently visited or watched the BBC TV programmes on the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show will have seen that she got a gold medal for her High Maintenance Garden for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The theme was a loved space gradually being reclaimed by nature and the untended garden reflected the limitations of a person with motor neurone disease to maintain it.

With this talk Sue will impart hints and tips on garden design that members can apply to their own gardens.

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Dec
9
to Jan 31

Photographic Competition

ALLESTREE GARDENING CLUB                                 

                                                           

AGC PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 

1.      To be judged before and displayed at the February AGM.

2.      1st, 2nd & 3rd awarded in each class.

The Don Campling Cup will be awarded to the Best Overall Photograph

 3.      Photographs must have been taken by the member during the last year.

 4.      Entries confined to Club Members only.

 5.      No limit to the number of entries.

 6.      No entry fee.

 7.      Judges decisions are final.

 8.      Entries to be handed to a committee member on or before 31st January.

 9.      Each entry to be identified by club membership number and which class it has been entered into.

 10.   The photograph in Class A must be taken in the entrant’s own garden.

 11.   The photograph in Class D must be taken on one of the Allestree Gardening Club outings or the AGC Holiday during the current year.

Class A:           PHOTOGRAPH TO BE TAKEN WITHIN ONE’S OWN GARDEN (Must not be a close up)

Class B:           GENERAL GARDEN VIEW (Any garden but not taken in a member’s own garden)

 Class C:           A SINGLE GARDEN ITEM

 Class D:           PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON AN AGC OUTING OR HOLIDAY (GARDEN TO BE NAMED ON THE BACK OF THE PHOTOGRAPH

Class E: WILDLIFE IN THE GARDEN or COUNTRYSIDE

Class F: ‘4 SEASONS’ - A COLLECTION OF 4 PHOTOGRAPHS, 1 FROM EACH OF THE 4 SEASONS; WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER & AUTUMN

Class G: ‘TRANSITION’ - A COLLECTION OF 3 or 4 PHOTOGRAPHS DEPICTING TRANSITION THROUGH VARIOUS STAGES OF A PLANT’S, SHRUB’S, TREE’S DEVELOPMENT

Class H:           **NEW ENTRANTS ONLY** - ANY PHOTOGRAPH IN A GARDEN OF YOUR CHOICE

All photographs should be Prints (Colour or Black & White), not exceeding 7” x 5”.

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Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Wild Orchids of the Peak District by Byron Machin

Byron is a documentary maker, writer, professional lecturer and geography teacher from the Staffordshire Moorlands. Born in the town of Leek, he has had a passion for all aspects of landscape history since he was a young boy.

Byron has recently been in the news creating a four part, 8 hour documentary series containing a wealth of information on the history, wildlife, folklore and landscape of the Peak District. The film has been commended not only for its presentation and level of information but also its dangerous and compelling footage of underground and inaccessible locations.

In addition to writing and documentary making, Byron is also a keen botanist ands entomologist, at this moment finishing a 7 year research project on the Wild Orchids of the Peak District. He will be giving us a talk on this subject.

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Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Summer Show

The 42nd AGC Annual Summer Show will take place on Saturday 7th September 2019.

Show Schedules will be available at the July club meeting, 22nd July 2019.

This is a true local village show with 85 classes split into sections for Vegetables, Flowers, Fruit, Pot Plants, Flower Arranging & Domestic Produce. The show is supported in the form of sponsorship and advertising from local businesses and gardening club members.

Entries are open to AGC club members and residents of Allestree only.

Staging of Exhibits will be from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m.

Judging will take place from 11.15 a.m.

Viewing of exhibits will be from 2.00 p.m. when the doors open to the public.

Presentation of Prizes will be at ca. 3.00 p.m. followed by a Produce Auction and Raffle Draw.

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Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Drought Resistant Plants by Janette Merilion

Janette is a well known international horticultural speaker, lecturer and historian with a successful garden design business based in central Lincolnshire. She is a registered speaker of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Following last year’s hot and dry summer, this should be a most appropriate and topical gardening talk.

With the effects of global warming, our gardens seem to be dryer and hotter so she will be looking at plants built to cope with such conditions and how to use them to best effect.

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Jun
24
to Jun 25

Micro-Gardens by Gail & John Summerfield

Owners of Westshore Nurseries in Lincolnshire, experienced garden designers, lecturers and horticulturists.

Not everyone has a huge garden and many of our members have beautiful smaller gardens so Gail & John will share their expertise in running a nursery to look at the challenge of growing in baskets and containers and gardening on a small scale.

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Kew Gardens
Aug
11
8:00 AM08:00

Kew Gardens

Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. Set in 326 acres of beautiful grounds it contains the world’s most diverse collection of living plants, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.

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Trentham Gardens - Trentham Estate
Jul
14
9:15 AM09:15

Trentham Gardens - Trentham Estate

The contemporary revival of the famous Italian Gardens was led by renowned designer and multi-Chelsea gold-medal winner Tom Stuart-Smith. To the east of the Italian Gardens are the Rivers of Grass and the adjacent Floral Labyrinth. Both these schemes were designed by eminent Dutch plantsman, and Chelsea gold-medal winner, Piet Oudolf.

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Spetchley Park Gardens
Jun
23
1:30 PM13:30

Spetchley Park Gardens

The afternoon visit on Saturday 23rd June 2018 as part of the 1st outing for Allestree Gardening Club members took us to Spetchley Park Gardens in Worcestershire, a grand Victorian garden of 30 acres, home to successive generations of the Berkley family. Significant improvements had been made to the car park and entrance as well as a Heritage Interpretation & learning Centre since out club last visited in 2008, as keen gardeners the planting areas still needed major attention.

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The Walled Garden - William & Julia Scott
Jun
23
8:30 AM08:30

The Walled Garden - William & Julia Scott

This C19 Walled Kitchen Garden, reawakened in 1995 is a peaceful oasis near the centre of Worcester. A tapestry of culinary and medicinal herbs, fruit of all sorts including medlar, mulberry and quince, vegetables and flowers are all grown organically. History is at the centre of the rescue and evolution of this enclosed garden. Featured in Kitchen Garden magazine.

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