The Interesting Gardening Club

The joy of gardening in France
Supporting Open Gardens
Jardins Ouverts



 Dear Members,

What a good meeting we had last Thursday, an interesting and thought provoking talk by Jacquie Strasser on ‘Plants that have changed our lives’. We tend to take for granted all the plants that feed and medicate us. Followed by a delicious lunch and much discussion. We were very happy to welcome new members and guests.

We are now into the gardening season, so much beginning to grow and lots of gardening related events, this month and next.

Some of you will have been to the lovely St. Jean de Cole Floralies last weekend. Another one to be held next weekend in Riberac and of course Nantes show is on all week, for those of you who want to travel further.

In JUNE closer to home. Fish and Chips in Jane Hickey's lovely garden for charity on 1st and two members are opening their garden for Jardins Ouverts. Lucy Shepperd on  the 2nd June and Carelle Sherwood on the 5th. Both very well worth a visit. More details of these and other local gardens on the Jardins Ouverts web site

Our JUNE OUTING will be to two interesting gardens near Sarlat. The water gardens in Carsac - Aillac and Les Jardins de Cadiot. The cost for the day, that includes the entry to both gardens plus small contribution to coach is 20€ members, guests 22€. We must have payment in advance and definite numbers in order to book the coach. Please let me know by June 3rd to Please see the information sheet sent to your email addresses.

Please note : Lunch is not included in the the cost of the trip, but there are several options.

  1. Picnic in the Water Gardens.
  2. Lunch in one of the 3 eating places in Carsac village. Hotel Delpayrat, Le Grange and Cafe Le Bichon. The coach will go up to the village at 12.30 and pick up again at 13.45 promptly.

Best wishes and happy gardening,

Cilla Pickett, President

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