Members’ Open Garden Sunday 26 July

Adrian and Clare de Baat are pleased to announce that following a government relaxation of the lockdown conditions they will be opening the garden for the National Garden Scheme as planned on Sunday, 26th July. Special arrangements will apply for this opening and full details of these can be found at the National Garden Scheme website. There will unfortunately be no teas and refreshments, and also no plant stall this year.

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35 Digswell Road
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL8 7PB

NB Tickets to visit this garden are now available from the NGS website. Click here to buy them.

Herts/Bucks border garden open for NGS

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Diana Garner has been welcoming visitors to her garden in Cholesbury since the beginning of July. Montana will continue to open on Wednesday and Sunday mornings until the end of the month. Tickets must be prebooked. These are available to buy from the NGS website here

 

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Remember that Adrian & Claire de Baat will be opening their Welwyn Garden City garden on Sunday 26 July. Full details will be circulated when tickets are released for sale on the NGS website.

More members’ gardens open for NGS

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Patt & Roger Trigg will be opening their garden at Morning Light, 7 Armitage Close, Loudwater, Rickmansworth WD3 4HL for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 19th July, by pre-booked tickets only. These are available to buy from the NGS website here

 

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Advance notice that Adrian & Claire de Baat will be opening their Welwyn Garden City garden the following Sunday. Full details will be circulated when tickets are released.

Gardens Open for Charity

The gardens at numbers 20 and 30 St Stephens Avenue will be open on Sunday 28th June in aid of Help Support Our Nurses

All visitors must pre-purchase tickets online for a timed slot. A one way system will be in operation with visits starting at number 30. Tickets cost £5, children free. To book tickets go to the website of the National Garden Scheme at www.ngs.org.uk and follow the steps shown below

Book to visit a garden

>South East >Hertfordshire>St Stephens Avenue Gardens 

Tickets go on sale on Monday 22nd June

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Summer, but no Programme

Little did we know when the Summer Programme was being formulated that we were planning so far ahead, and yes, the coach trip has had to be put on hold too.

Socially distanced plant sales and online resources have become the order of the day. Thanks to everyone who supported Heather & Carol’s NGS sale in St Stephens Park recently. They were thrilled to be able to send a cheque for over £1300 to the “Help Support our Nurses” campaign.

Radio Verulam are doing their own bit of fundraising later this month, this time for Rennie Grove Hospice Care, by holding an e-flower show. Clicking on this link will give you more details. A bit of fun in a good cause.

Plant Sales – past and future

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A staggering £316 worth of plants flew out of Beryl’s garden last weekend: Well done Beryl and many thanks to her generous U3A Gardening group!

This is also a reminder about Heather & Carol’s sale in aid of the NGS ‘Help Support our Nurses’ appeal They’re holding the sale in St Stephens Park in Saturday 23 May from 10 am to 12 noon. Access is via a wide grassy entrance between numbers 42 and 44 on St Stephens Avenue, and they’ll put up NGS arrows on the day.
The plants will be on widely spaced tables and crates. The ‘stalls’ won’t be manned because of social distancing requirements, and payment will be into honesty boxes. Please bring a mixture of coins and notes so you won’t require change, also bring your own bags.

Plant Sales – update

 

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Connaught Road sale

Last Friday, Liz Egre and Lesley Hopkins raised £90 for HHPS funds with a pop-up and socially-distanced sale in Connaught Road.

David Singleton’s fuchsias formed part of a sale organised by Anastasia the same weekend. Kerchingggg! another seriously impressive £125! 

This weekend, starting tomorrow and lasting 3 days, Beryl will be selling from her home to her local U3A gardening group, all the while maintaining social distancing.

And finally, advance notice of Heather & Carol’s sale to be held on Saturday 23 May in aid of the NGS special ‘Help Support Our Nurses’ appeal.

They’re holding it in St Stephens Park from 10 am to 12 noon. Access is via a wide grassy entrance between numbers 42 and 44 on St Stephens Avenue, and they’ll put up NGS arrows on the day.
The plants will be on widely spaced tables and crates. The ‘stalls’ won’t be manned because of social distancing requirements, and payment will be into honesty boxes. Please bring a mixture of coins and notes so you won’t require change, also bring your own bags.

Postponed – Plant Sale

In spite of current levels of hope surrounding relaxation of lockdown, the committee has decided to cancel the booking of the URC Hall on 30 May. It was felt that it would be too risky  to members and public alike, even if permitted.

Many thanks to Su who had the publicity in hand, and Beryl who has been nurturing plants all year since the last sale. We would love to see comments, or receive suggestions by email as we consider options for reducing the stock of plants and boosting our income.

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Flashback to 2018

 

NGS Garden closed 1 May 2020

Regrettably there will be no-one visiting Julie Wise’s Rustling End garden this weekend, so here are the photos from the NGS website

The Shropshire NGS group have compiled a Gardening Quiz to raise funds for the charities supported by NGS. The pdf contains full details of how to enter and looks pretty challenging to me. Click below to download it, and GOOD LUCK!