News from chairman Jenny Harding

At the end of June, the society planted three trees on the grass triangle opposite the church to replace the Horse Chestnut. They are Devon Whitebeam (Sorbus devoniensis), Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) and Double White Hawthorn (Craetagus laevigata “Plena”  We hope these will all flourish and provide a lasting feature to enhance our beautiful village.

Already we are planning our competitive Autumn Show and Bring & Buy Plant Sale, which takes place at Uplyme Village Hall, Saturday, September 21st, from 2pm to 4pm. Admission: adults £1, children free. Printed schedules are now available from Uplyme Post Office, Raymond’s Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer in Broad Street, Lyme Regis, or download here.
Donations of plants and produce (cakes, jams, fruit and vegetables) to sell to help raise funds will be gratefully received at the hall from 9am on the morning of the show.

DIARY DATES

Sunday August 18th – a coach trip to Highgrove the home of Prince Charles. This is extra to those trips listed in the programme. The cost is £25 for members. There are a few seats available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to go please let me know as soon as possible.

Wednesday August 28th 7.30pmtalk ‘Designing a Show Garden’ by Hugo Bugg, RHS Young Designer of the Year 2010 and Gold medallist RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. PLEASE NOTE the venue for this talk is Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. Admission: members free, non-members £2

Tuesday September 10th – coach trip to National Trust’s Avebury Manor and Gardens as featured in the BBC’s ‘To the Manor Reborn’, plus Avebury Henge, the world famous stone circle – similar to Stonehenge but here you can walk beside and touch the mystical ancient stones originally placed in position about 2600BC. Coach fare: members £11, non-members £13. Departing at 8am from Uplyme Village Hall. Please ring Rob Harvey on 01297 631664 as soon as possible to reserve your place on the coach.

Wednesday September 25th 7.30pm – talk ‘Abbotsbury Gardens Past, Present and Future’ by Steve Griffith curator of Abbotsbury Gardens. Admission: members free, non-members £2.