We meet on the second Wednesday of the Month at The Kyte. 6pm to 7pm
Meetings are VERY informal and loads of fun (Always!) We discuss pretty well anything that's loosely connected with gardens - the list of topics is almost endless.
No subs -that's right…NO SUBS but because the Kyte very generously allow us to use a room for free, we do expect people attending to at least buy a cuppa (£1) or a drink from the bar as a modest gesture of thanks to them.
Don't feel you have to attend each meeting to be a member. It doesn't work that way. Many folk do return after making a visit but you'll always be made most welcome whether you're a regular or an occasional 'drop-in' attender.
Over the years we've built up quite an impressive 'fund' of shared experiences and knowledge.
None of us would pretend to be an expert and even though some very knowledgeable people attend, the tone of every meeting is always friendly, inclusive - and you're guaranteed to leave with at least a smile!
You may well leave with more, though! People attending often bring a 'spare' plant from their garden or a packet or two of no-longer-needed seeds or some gardening magazine and we always make time for a swap/exchange/sharing session towards the end of our meetings.
It's not compulsory, though for you to bring something to every meeting so don't feel pressured!
A typical meeting starts at 6pm at The Kyte.
People arrive about 5:55 and will either make a cuppa in our room or go to the bar for a hot chocolate (or glass of something stronger!)
I'll welcome everyone - including you of course if you're attending for the first time.
I will remind/share some of the details discussed at the previous month's meeting.
I'll usually share some info I’ve researched on a question from the previous meeting.
We then discuss some of the key gardening jobs for the month - and we always find that one or two people have some interesting points to raise or experiences to share.
We'll then discuss any bargains that have been found in local garden centres or shops.
We may spend a bit of time chatting about some issues that have cropped up in and around Darrington (Not always obviously gardening-related but that's not a problem!)
Sometimes, we'll do a very informal gardening-related quiz - no prizes, just for a bit of fun.
Finally, we'll spend some time chatting about and sharing any plants etc that people have brought in.
One of our regular members arranges a (usually monthly) Garden Club meal at The Kyte - no obligation, of course, but it's usually on the Friday following a club meeting.
So, you see, looks like excellent value for the price of a cuppa!!!!
You won't be surprised to hear that we'll welcome people of ANY age and lots of gardening expertise or none. Our youngest member has been 10 and our oldest has been … well, a little bit older!!!
We've helped The Kyte by establishing their Herb Garden and also advising on their gardens.
Andy Tagger – Chairman: 704681
Darrington 2017 OPEN GARDEN Celebration 18th to 25th June 2017
IIt’s not a competition, just an opportunity for folk to ’share’ views of some of the lovely gardens in Darrington.
No entry fee - just contact Andy Tagger on 01977 704681 or pop into Darrington Stores and lleave your details there.
Your garden doesn’t have to be ‘open’ every day - you decide which day and between which times.
Signs/directions and printed details will be sorted after Andy has had a chat with you to answer any questions you may have before the Open Garden week.
Darrington Golf Club, Darrington Stores and The Kyte are once again very generously supporting Darrington Open Gardens 2017.