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Programme of speakers:

6 September 2023.      Fergus Thompson, Head Gardener,                                                       Clandeboye Estate

4 October 2023.          Kellie Toombs-Harris Talk on Bee                                                            Keeping 

November 2023.       Brian Burns, L'Arche, Belfast.

6 December 2023.       Andy McCormick - Sow Grateful
Farm, Castlereagh, 'Festive Flowers'.

 January 2024.             No Meeting.

7 February 2024.         Aidan Campbell - talking about his                                                         latest book on Shandon and Cherryvalley

March 2024.              Johnny Bettes, Parks and Cemeteries                                                          Officer, Ards and North Down Borough                                                          Council.  "Biodiversity : what the gardener
                                               can do."

3 April 2024.                AGM and Quiz.

1 May 2024                   Panel Q&A and Seedling Swap

Competition Table Themes
All entries must have been grown or made by you.


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Bullet Journal

Our meetings are open to everyone, and take place at the Stye Brae Centre, Gilnahirk Road, Belfast. The meeting starts at 8pm.  Talks usually alternate monthly between Civic and Gardening topics.

Our club supports all types of gardening — cottage-style, native plant and succulent, vegetable and fruit and so on. 


However, we do not limit our meetings to gardening issues.  We are also a Civic Society and we arrange speakers on a wide range of topics.  In the past we have heard about how to become a tour guide; the history of some of East Belfast's large houses; SD Bell's tea and coffee business; the Air Ambulance Service; local environmental issues as well as photographic presentations and demonstrations.

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