Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings “in the flesh” are back!! We have a new venue, Immanuel Church Hall, Upham Road, Swindon SN3 1DH.

We have access to the hall from 7.30pm, and the speaker will begin at around 7.45pm.  We also have use of the kitchen, so we will be serving teas and coffees after the speaker’s presentation.  We will also be holding a monthly raffle.

Planned meetings over the next few months are as follows:

April 21st – Marcel Floyd from Floyds Climbers near Chippenham will give a talk on Clematis and will bring some plants to sell.

May 19th – AGM and members’ plant sale. See “What’s on” front page for further details and a downloadable form for 2022-23 committee nominations.

June 16thA representative from The Botanic Nursery & Gardens, Atworth (between Melksham and Box), will talk about their collection of foxgloves, hollyhocks, salvias and peonies, and bring some specimens for sale. The Botanic Nursery & Gardens is run by Mary & Terry Baker, and is the home of the National Collection of Digitalis (Foxgloves).

July 21st – Roger Umpleby talking about Pest Control without Chemicals.

August 18th – Tim Craven will give an illustrated talk on the life and career of the artist and cartoonist Norman Thelwell (1923-2004), whose work extended well beyond the small, fat, hairy ponies ridden by alarming-looking young ladies, for which he is most often remembered.