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Gardening Interest Group
Open Garden Saturdays
plat swap The Gardening Interest Group is organising two open garden Saturdays in July. We have held these before and they are always just lovely. You don't have to own a perfect show garden-yours could be a garden in progress or a terrible garden that you are starting to work on. In the latter case, you will probably have offers of ideas and plants from the green fingered amongst us so it would be a win-win situation!
Please email us, via the contact page, if you are able to open your garden either on July 2nd or 16th or both.
Gardening Interest Group
The first Open Garden Event held on a warm and sunny Sunday in June 2017 was a memorable highlight of the summer when we had the opportunity to visit many beautiful gardens and, more importantly, to get to know many of our neighbours. Thanks are due to everyone who opened their gardens for this extremely enjoyable event and to Graham and Angela Gibbens for offering us a lovely venue for the afternoon teas that were available. We especially thank Pauline Walters and Chris Molony for the effort they put into organising the day which raised £400.00 in total, £300.00 of which has been given to the Canterbury and District Early Years Project and £100.00 to Porchlight. Margaret and Alan Carver also offered teas and a plant sale in aid of the League of Friends. We repeated the event in 2018 when it was the turn of residents living in roads not included in the first event {i.e. St Stephen’s Hill, Green, Road, Close and Court, Manwood Avenue and Hales Drive} to open their gardens and photographs of this occasion can be seen under the 'events' pages.

Here are some more images from the very successful 2017 Open Gardens Day:

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Broad Oak Allotment & Garden Group
wheelbarrow For the gardeners in the area, there is already a Broad Oak Allotment and Garden Group, who meet at St Stephens Social Club.
They are a friendly group with one thing in common, growing your own in Allotment, Home Garden, Patio or balcony. Most of all it's a great time to socialise, get to know others, make new friends, your neighbouring plot holders, or local community. After a bit of advice from other Gardeners ? They meet up on the last Friday of every month and it’s free.
They have a Facebook page which you can see : here.