St Stephens Avenue Gardens open for NGS

Sunday 26 June 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Heather & Peter Osborne (and their neighbours at number 30) will be opening their garden at 20 St Stephens Avenue, St Albans, AL3 4AD for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 26 June from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Home-made teas and plants will be for sale. Pre-booking is available but not essential.

To book tickets or for more details, see https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/21057/st-stephens-avenue-gardens

Members’ Garden open for NGS

Sunday 12 June 1pm to 5.30pm

Roger & Patt Trigg will be opening their garden at Morning Light, 7 Armitage Close, Loudwater, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HL for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 12 June from 1pm to 5.30pm. They will be serving refreshments and selling plants. Pre-booking is essential.

To book tickets or for more details, see https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34170

Member’s Garden open for NGS

Sunday 5 June 11am to 5pm

Patrick and Jane Woollard will be opening their garden for NGS at The Cherry Tree, Stevenage Road, Little Wymondley, Hitchin, SG4 7HY this Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

They will be serving refreshments and there will be plants for sale. Tickets can be bought in advance, or you can turn up on the day.

To book tickets or for more details, see https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34172

Member’s Garden open for NGS

Sunday 22 May 1pm to 5pm

Kerrie Lloyd-Dawson and her husband will be opening their garden for NGS at 43 Mardley Hill, Welwyn, AL6 0TT on Sunday 22 May from 1pm to 5pm.

They will be serving refreshments in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice and there will be lots of plants for sale. Tickets can be bought in advance, or you can turn up on the day.

For more details, see https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/29770

Speaking of plant sales…..

Don’t forget the Hatfield Plant Fair on Sunday 1 May – link here.

Your committee would still like lots of donated plants on Friday 27 May for our own Grand Plant Sale at URC Hall, Homewood Road, St Albans, which takes place the day after on Saturday 28 May from 10am. Please contact Beryl with all offers of help – the sign-up board didn’t make it all the way round the room at the last meeting!

Charity Plant Sale in aid of NGS

HHPS members Roger & Patt Trigg hold a plant sale each year for the benefit of charities supported by the National Gardens Scheme. It’s on the weekend of May 7th and 8th between 11am and 4pm both days.

The address is 7 Armitage Close, Loudwater, WD3 4HL. There will be a good number of astilbes (lilac, pink & dark red), cannas (orange, pink & yellow varieties), lots of hostas and candelabra primulas available as well as many more varieties, some of which he hasn’t sold before (eg Gillenia trifoliata). To see Roger’s plant list click here.

Unlike last year when we had to contend with covid constraints, just turn up, look around the garden and if there’s anything that catches your eye, hope there’s one for sale; there’s a good chance there will be. Coffee and bikkies await you!

HHPS members and their friends are invited to visit their garden by appointment at any time under the auspices of the NGS. Details can be found at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34170. Tel: 01923 774293 or 07810 464623.

Another invitation from Monmouthshire Group

Please apply directly to Monmouthshire HPS if you would like to join this Zoom session:

Zoom talk:  Razvan Chisu, The Transylvanian Gardener, will enthuse us with ‘Fifty shades of green’ – Wed 27th April, 7.30pm

Razvan is a UK-based garden designer, writer and lecturer. He grew up in Transylvania in a town surrounded by vast woodlands and species-rich wildlife meadows, a fact that has influenced the way he designs and maintains gardens. He will take us all on a journey into the amazing diversity of foliage, the wide variety of shapes, sizes, colours and textures, and then give examples of how foliage plants can be used to great effect in our gardens. At the end of his talk, Razvan will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The cost will be £3 per person for HPS members and £5 per person for non-members. To book and/or to be added to our monthly distribution list for updates on our programme, please send an email asap to monmouthshirehps@gmail.com

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