October

Black Pear Gardening Club

2018/19 Programme

All Meetings are on Saturdays at 2.30pm, except as stated.  
Indoor meetings are at Powick Parish Hall except as stated.  

If you are being given a lift please read our page about lifts.
Garden Visits:
Garden Visits: Preference will be given to members.
Please ensure your booking form is returned by 30 days before the visit date. Please do not arrive before 2.15pm


May
2019

Saturday 18th
Illustrated Talk A Spring visit to Japan’s Gardens and Countryside by Duncan Coombs
Including Plant Sale

This meeting will be in the format of a normal meeting. Duncan Coombs will bring plants from Pershore Collage to sell. We shall also have members' stalls and a BPGC plant stall. (Donated plants welcome on the day.) If you wish to book a stall to sell plants please contact me. Stalls are £5 to club funds.
Members: £1.50 Non-members: £3.00
tea & biscuits included
 
June
2019

Saturday 15th
Visit to Badge Court Purshull Green Lane, Elmbridge, Droitwich, WR9 0NJ

Link to Booking Form

From the NGS website: Tudor house (not open) set in over 2 acres of garden which includes a large pool, aquaponic fish tanks, topiary garden, rockery, orchard (with 16 varieties of apple trees) formal lawns and borders, large vegetable garden with soft fruits, aviary, greenhouses and terrace where teas are served. Also within the curtilage is the Garden House with cottage garden.

5m N of Droitwich Spa. 2½m from J5 M5 More detailed directions Turn off A38 at Wychbold down side of the Swan Inn. Turn R into Berry Lane. Take next L into Cooksey Green Lane. Turn R into Purshull Green Lane. Garden is on L.
Members: £5.00 Non-members: £na
£2.00
 
July
2019

Saturday 20th
Visit to Meadow Farm Garden 33 Droitwich Road, Feckenham, B96 6RU

Please note the change of venue for the July visit, the club has had to pay a deposit to secure this booking. If you wish to come on the visits, please fill in the booking form and return 30 days before the visit.


Link to Booking Form

Rob and Diane Cole moved from Birmingham to Meadow Farm in September 1998 to seek a more rural way of life. To enable them to continue running their plant growing business from this new location they set about building a new ¾ acre nursery in part of their 2 acre meadow, before turning their attention to creating a garden in the one acre plot to the rear of the house.

Today the garden is laid out as a blend of formal and informal areas, and includes a natural stream, paved and seating areas, vistas and enclosed spaces, a scree bed and wide borders of herbaceous planting. The remainder of the 2 acre meadow is now managed as a wildlife reserve to encourage native flora and fauna.

Meadow Farm is situated on the main B4090 Droitwich Road, on the western edge of the village of Feckenham (Droitwich side), just inside the 40 mph zone, opposite Berrow Hill Lane. We will have a Union Jack flag and an orange bollard at the entrance (which is a gap in a hawthorn hedge). It is very easy to miss us so drive slowly and keep looking. If you are lost telephone 07961 377506.
Members: £8.00 Non-members: £na
including
 
August
2019

Tuesday 20th
Visit to Miserden Gardens (Coach Trip)
Cost and details to be confirmed.
A link to the booking form will be posted when the full arrangements are made.
From their website: https://www.miserden.org/garden:
  " One of the top 10 most romantic gardens in the world"
    Lose your heart in one of the world’s most romantic gardens.
    Garden writer Anna Pavord picks ten of her favourite gardens
    to visit that will sweep you off your feet. "
    ~ Anna Pavord, Gardens Illustrated.

 
September
2019

Saturday 21st
Illustrated Talk Clematis-The ultimate social climber by Glenis Dyer
Glenis Dyer is a member of the International Clematis Society.
Members: £1.50 Non-members: £3.00
tea & biscuits included
 
October
2019

Saturday 19th
Illustrated Talk Unusual and Long Blooming Garden Plants by Derry Watkins

Members: £1.50 Non-members: £3.00
tea & biscuits included
 
November
2019

Saturday 16th
AGM followed by Illustrated Talk The Wonders of Westonbirt

Members: £1.50 Non-members: £3.00
tea & biscuits included
 
December
2019

Saturday 14th
Christmas Lunch
12.30 for 1.00pm at the Worcester Golf and Country Club, Boughton Park, Worcester. WR24EZ

 
September
2020

Saturday 19th
Illustrated Talk by Michael Marriot of David Austin Roses
Members: £1.50 Non-members: £3.00
biscuits included
 
October
2020

Saturday 17th
Illustrated Talk by Glyn Jones

Glyn Jones is Head Gardener at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, (Ex Head Gardener at Hidcote)
Members: £1.50 Non-members: £3.00
biscuits included