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Janet & Fred Greatorex  –  02 43 02 92 38 –



VENUE – Room 1, Espace Grimaldi, Place des Halles, Mayenne

TIME – 19:30 hrs

SUBJECT – Illustrated talk by Paul Edwards on Brobury House Gardens, UK


Paul worked at Brobury House Gardens from 2001 to 2007 and Shirley joined him there for the last two years. The garden is situated in west Herefordshire on the banks of the River Wye. Brobury House Gardens comprises 8 acres of delightfully varied terraced gardens surrounding an imposing Victorian turreted house. The gardens are set against a sculptural backdrop of mature trees on an exquisitely beautiful section of the River Wye. There are another 2 acres of watermeadows at the bottom of the garden, adjacent to the historic Bredwardine Bridge – the first brick built bridge over the Wye. Last year the garden won an award for the best garden in England that employed less than 5 gardeners.

Paul will give a brief talk about the history of Brobury House, but will mainly concentrate on it's development since 2001 when it was bought by new owners.


Please let Janet & Fred ( know by Monday 18th March if you would like to attend

Numbers are limited

There is no charge for the evening but donations are invited for refreshments



Plans for the Year:

2019 – Topics to be confirmed

          22 March – Illustrated talk by Paul Edwards on Brobury House Gardens, UK

           26 April

June (date to be confirmed)



Details of Open Garden Days for your diary to follow when available

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If anyone is interested, BBC Gardeners World has a good website;  and the Gardeners' World magazine gives free access to a “What to do now” section. This is a week by week breakdown of things to do for fruit, flowers, veg, in the greenhouse and in the garden in general. There is also a “How to …” section.


Looking back

The inaugural get together took place on 19th April 2012 when 30 members gathered at David and Maryke’s home, to chat about what the group might do.

Click previous meetings to see what the gardening group has been up to.


Gardening Group Contact:

Janet & Fred Greatorex   02 43 02 92 38

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