The 2021/22 club programme  It is eighteen months since the club enjoyed its last evening meeting; March 2020, just before the new world changed everything. Throughout this long and strange time we have yearned for a return to normal life and it is wonderful to look forward to resuming our interesting, happy and sociable evening meetings.At 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd September we will gather in the small hall of the Community Centre and welcome members and friends to the club’s 2021/22 season.

Our varied and fascinating programme of evening speakers opens with the return of the much travelled gardener and photographer, Adrian James. His theme for the evening is Gardens of Paradiseand Adrian will doubtless wow us with pictures and stories of his visits to distant and exotic gardens.

The programme continues:

7th October - Hill Close Gardens, a rare and unique set of restored Victorian ‘detached’ gardens and their history

4th November - Ernest ‘Chinese’ Wilson: Birmingham's Plant Hunter

December..ish - Christmas meeting

3rd February - Taste of gardens down under3rd March - Capability Brown and general garden design, focusing on Compton Verney

7th April - Galapagos5th May - Landscapes of Vietnam & Cambodia

2nd June - AGM time; the first for three years.

Evening meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of most months and all are very welcome to come along. Annual subscription is a bargain at £12 with a visitor fee of £3 per evening.

For more information please call Matthew on 07748 137395.