Gardeners get out and about

Members of Forfar Garden Club admire the snowdrops at Gagie House.

Members of Forfar Garden Club admire the snowdrops at Gagie House.

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FORFAR Garden Club took advantage of the recent burst of spring weather to organise a snowdrop walk at Gagie House with afternoon tea to follow, on the first dry crisp Saturday of March.

Now, the group is ready for “Looking forward to Spring at Cluny” - a visit and illustrated talk from John Mattingley of Cluny Gardens, near Aberfeldy, on Monday, March 28 at 7.30 pm in the Plough Inn, Forfar.

The woodland garden at Cluny has been established with strong emphasis on Himalayan plants

Originally created by Mr Matingley’s in-laws, the garden has been in the care of his wife Wendy and himself for the last 23 years.

Weather permitting, Mr Mattingley hopes to have some plants from Cluny for sale at the club.

The group escaped the dreich February weather for an evening on a vicarious plant hunting expedition to Bhutan, ‘In Search of the Blue Poppy’ with Julia Corden, manager of the Explorers’ Garden at Pitlochry.

The club meets on the last Monday of each month at 7.30 in the Plough Inn, and is open to all, from the novice to the experienced gardener. Meetings wind up with a friendly cuppie and an opportunity to make new friends with fellow members and guests.

For further information contact Jan Laird on (01307) 462525.