Group 1 meet informally each month at Garden Centres, visit NGS and NT
gardens, make Private Garden Visits by arrangement and plan our events
every 4 to 6 months.
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National Gardens Scheme Talk
A joint event for the two Gardening Groups and other BFU3A members January 2019
back in July 2018 I went to the Hampton Court Flower show.
Beautiful day out as the weather was very kind. We spotted a
stall where lots of ‘yellow’ books were being distributed.
Any keen gardener knows exactly what the ‘yellow ‘ book
denotes. Anyway I got talking to two people on the stall and it
turned out that they were on the National Garden Scheme committee and
that they gave talks all about it. They lived quite near to
Bracknell in Frimley Green and asked if I would be willing to organise
a talk for our U3A. I took their card, thought about it,
then decided ‘why not’ I know that quite a few members of our U3A
love gardens and gardening. January is a pretty boring month for
gardeners so marry the two together and have the talk in
The talk was a great success - so
interesting and informative. Not just about the gardens, but
about the amount of money raised for charity and about those charities
that reply on the NGS for quite of bit of their funding.
Since 1927 the NGS has raised over £55m for
charity. All I can say is well done NGS and
look on with sincere admiration. I have never
received so many emails saying ‘thank you’ for organising the talk, so
I think that means that everyone who went did really enjoy
Afterwards we had tea and cake in
the hall. The cakes were donated by several of the members
of the audience and were greatly appreciated. Other members
helped with the tea and coffee, putting out and putting away the chairs
and tables etc. It was a real team effort by BFU3A members.
Thank you all - Pamela