On January 27th the Gardening Club members, with partners and friends, met at Luigi’s in Dornoch for their annual lunch, enjoying time to chat during a relaxed meal about gardening plans for the coming season, and many other topics as well. Members brought gardening related “Secret Santa” wrapped small gifts, and a lot of thought and originality went into complying with both the challengingly low price limit and the gardening theme. As usual Luigi’s staff made us very welcome, and their delicious menu catered for all tastes and appetites.
Patricia Hannah – Secretary – 14th February 2017
Edderton and District Gardening Club 2017 Spring Programme
Monday, March 6th, 7.30pm – Annual light-hearted gardening quiz night
April – members visit to Amat Gardens, date to be confirmed
Monday, May 1st – Caroline Munro, Greenkeeper at Bonar-Ardgay Golf Club, “Lawn Care”.
June – Garden visit, date to be confirmed.
July – Members summer social.
The Gardening Club meets in Edderton Community Centre on the first Monday of each month, from September through to May, (except January when we go out for a social meal instead). Members enjoy a 50% discount on seed orders from Suttons Seeds, and a smaller discount on their other garden products. Members can also receive discounts at our local Scotsburn Garden Centre and Dornoch Garden Centre. A small raffle at each meeting helps to raise funds for gardening related charities, refreshments are provided and during the growing season there is usually a plant swap.
New members are always welcome.
Patricia Hannah – Secretary
January 26th, 2017
In a varied programme this autumn the club has had inspiration for bulb planting with an illustrated talk about Keukenhof Gardens in The Netherlands, as well as a fascinating talk about the development of plant life from prehistoric times, and an illustrated talk about the history of Amat House and Garden. On December 5th we have an informal Christmas social evening, during which member Steve Farquharson will share his experiences on his recent walk in the Grand Canyon, fund-raising for the Highland Hospice. After Christmas we shake off the January blues with a lunch at Luigi’s in Dornoch, followed by a gardening quiz evening in February and some help with seed sowing in March. In April we hope to visit the revamped Inverewe Gardens, with minibus transport available as well as car-share. Another evening meeting in May will close the winter session, but we hope to have more trips in addition to our regular summer social garden party and competitions.
Patricia Hannah – Secretary
November 4th, 2016
Monthly meetings are held in Edderton Community Hall at 7.30pm on the first Monday of every month apart from January, June, July and August
Annual £6 Visitor £2
Members are entitled to 10% discount at two of our local garden centres on production of their membership card
Scotsburn Garden Centre
Opposite the former Health Centre in Scotsburn Road, Tain – 01862 892 377
Dornoch Garden Centre and Tool Hire
Meadows Business Park, Dornoch – 01862 810 610