Gardeners’ Club News

The Gardeners’ Club are highlighting two forthcoming events – open to non-members too. The full year’s calendar of Gardeners’ Club meetings and events can now be accessed from their web page reached via “Clubs and Societies” on the menu

22nd October 2019
The breadth of plants available to gardeners today owes much to plant hunters of a bygone age. Brian Gomm will explain the role of Reginald Farrer amongst others in introducing new plants to Britain and particularly around his home in Clapham.

26th November 2019
Lowther Castle gardens have recently been the subject of a project to recapture and restore the 17th century layout together with layers of later design. Local historian, and supporter of Dales ponies, Janet Niepokojczycka will share with us some of the history and the more recent work of the Lowther Trust in producing a stunning visitor attraction. 
As the club is celebrating its 30 year anniversary, this meeting will include a Jacob’s Join light finger buffet and wine instead of the usual mince pies. Former members are most welcome.
There is no meeting in December.

Boules and Moules 2019

C’est ici! La plus belle célébration de la cuisine et du sport Français dans le nord du Lancashire!

Boules & Moules

Saturday 25 May 2019

Memorial Hall car park, 6pm

A fun family evening with a French flavour! Food and free glass of wine included. Or why not bring your own drinks?

Adult £7.00      Child £3.00     Family ticket £20.00

Further details: Liz – 01524 781422      Simon – 01524 781261

La pétanque est de retour – et cette fois-ci, c’est personnel.

Two forthcoming Gardeners’ Club events

The Gardeners’ Club are highlighting two forthcoming trips – open to non-members too. The full year’s calendar of Gardeners’ Club meetings and events can now be accessed from their web page reached via “Clubs and Societies” on the menu

29th May 2019 

The principle garden visit of the summer includes an extended stopover at Northallerton en-route to Mount Grace Priory at the foot of the Cleveland Hills in North Yorkshire. The best preserved Carthusian priory in England, the Arts and Crafts manor house, and the gardens, recently renovated under the direction of Chris Beardshaw are all available to visitors. Travel by coach at a cost of £18/person from and to the village hall, pay entry of £8:60 on site (2018 price guide; concessions apply; NT and EH members free) and lose yourself in the quiet splendour of this 14th century gem. 

This visit is not exclusive to garden club members; it’s available to people of all shapes and sizes. If you are interested in coming along, Diane Sunderland will be happy to assist – 01524 782111.

20th June 2019

An evening visit to ever popular Lower Rowell Farm has been arranged for 6:30pm on 20th June. This is a return visit two years after the previous visit fell foul of the weather. Members and visitors will make their own travel plans to the site between Crooklands and Millnthorpe (LA7 7LU) for a soft guided tour of these extensive gardens laid out in 1¼ acres around the farm house. They should be rich in summer colours. Tea and biscuits will be available. National Garden Scheme charity donation of £6:00, payable on the night, applies. Visitors welcome; as always.

WI Fundraiser 29/3/19

“Tales from Bibby’s”                

by Chris Bibby, proprietor of Bibby’s coaches in Ingleton

Friday 29 March 2019 at the Memorial Hall. 7.30pm start.

This promises to be a light-heated, entertaining evening so please do come along and support the event.

Tickets are £7.50, which includes a glass of wine and nibbles, and are available from Diane Sunderland, Maureen Thomas or Dorothy Fell. Or if you prefer you can pay at the door.

Cycling Road Race – 31/3/19

We have been given advance warning of the Capernwray Road Race due to take place on Sunday 31 March, which will mainly affect Borwick residents. The cyclists will convene and depart for the start from the Memorial Hall car park between the hours of 9am and 4pm, so there will be activity in the area for most of the day. The organisers have undertaken to complete the post-race clean-up by 7pm. The race route and other information is attached.

We have been told: “The event is taking place on 31 March. Unlike previous years, we are running two separate races this year (rather than both concurrently) to help alleviate parking and safety concerns. None-the-less, we would like to give villagers in Priest Hutton, Borwick and Capernwray fair warning that the event is coming… The races will be departing (neutralised, so not racing) from the village hall but will only start racing once they are out of Borwick and away down to Capernwray. The course itself is attached along with the flyers we are going to try and distribute over the coming days.”