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Gardening Club

someone planting a purple pansy in the garden

Do you love pottering about in the garden – do you love flowers – do you want to “grow your own” vegetables – do you have an allotment but don’t know where to start?

 Join the Gardening Club

The Open University Gardening Club meets regularly, usually on the first Wednesday of each month at 12.30pm on the OU Campus. Club members share a common interest in gardens, but our levels of expertise and knowledge are very varied. If you are a beginner who is looking for support and advice then we may be just what you need. Of course if you are an experienced gardener, you may be just what WE need! Our activities include regular speakers, demonstrations, occasional garden visits, a yearly plant sale and a Christmas social.

We are also affiliated members of the Royal Horticultural Society and included in our Subscription we are entitled to one group visit per year for up to 55 members to one of the four RHS Gardens. Members also get 30% off entrance to any of these 4 RHS gardens individually for themselves and one non-member. The Club also receives a copy of the RHS publication - The Garden - quarterly and has a small library of books which members can borrow. If you are interested and would like to know more about the Club and its activities, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our yearly Plant Sale takes place in May each year so if you have anywhere to display posters on campus, please contact us for details and let those around you know when and where it is taking place.

Contact Deb Shann (Secretary), x 53069 deb.shann@open.ac.uk
Day/Time First Wednesday of each month, except January , 12.30pm - 1.30pm.
Venue Various, see below
Membership Fee
£11 for OU staff
£12 for Associate
£7 for retired staff
£6 for students/unwaged/senior citizens


PROGRAMME 2022 – all meetings start at 12.30pm

Date

Event

Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 12.30pm

AGM meeting

Seminar room 4, Library and via Teams meeting

Wednesday 6th April 2022

First meeting – Andrew Mikolajski – talk being decided now by the committee.

 

Seminar room 6, 2nd floor OU Library - booked

Wednesday 25th May 2022, 12 noon to 2pm

PLANT SALE ON MULBERRY LAWN

Wednesday 6th July 2022

George Lockwood – Clematis talk to be

Wednesday 7th September 2022

 

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

 

 

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