Early Spring events round-up

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 7.30pm immediately prior to the normal monthly meeting.  Members will have heard that planning permission has now been given for a Night-time Landing Site on the King George V Playing Fields, and so landing lights need to be installed which can be activated by the pilots of the Air Ambulance.  There is an appeal to raise £5000.  Since this is a facility that could be needed by any of us who live in the Uplyme / Lyme Regis area, the committee would like ULRHS to make a donation to support this.  Normally, we raise the money first, and then donate, but given that this facility may be needed to save someone’s life, it seems appropriate to donate the money from our reserves, and then raise the money.  For this we need permission from you the members, and so we ask that you attend the EGM and vote on the following proposal:

‘We propose that ULRHS financially support the Air Ambulance Night-time Landing Site on the King George V Fields to the sum of £500, to be raised from the Plant Sale, our stall at the Uplyme Village Fete, and the Raffles at our monthly meetings.  In the event that these sums do not raise the full £500, the remainder will come from any profit at the Summer Show.’

Upcoming events:

On Wednesday March 27th (Wednesday) at 7.30pm, we present ‘Designing a Border’ – a Planting Workshop with Garden Designer Sally Leaney

Sally won best in show for her garden at Taunton Flower Show last year.  She will run a designing/planting workshop where we will discuss planting schedules, growing conditions, planting numbers etc and ‘have a go’ yourself at planning a border.  Please bring a favourite reference book to use.

Our next outing is a Coach Trip on April 10th (Wednesday) leaving the village hall at 9.30am to ‘Sculpture by the Lakes’ Dorchester

Nestling in 26 acres, visitors will find an impressive range of outdoor sculptures in the setting of beautiful gardens, hailed as a modern arcadia. The garden’s design has been inspired by ideas from all over the world and wildlife is also an important element. The sculptures are placed in simple, effective settings that are all the more dramatic for that and several emerge from the water. There are 30 of Simon Gudgeon’s works on display including Isis, which is also in London’s Hyde Park, and there is a gallery where some of his smaller pieces can be seen and purchased. Gallery Café for light lunches. Cost £16.00 total. Please ring Rose Mock 01297 34733 to book. More info here.

Dates for your diary:

  • April 24th 2019 (Wednesday) 7.30pm Demonstration ‘Hanging baskets’ by Mark Bugler from Groves Nursery
  • Coach Trip May 3rd (Friday) 9.15am from the village hall Garden Festival at Powderham Castle