SUNTRAP  GARDENING  CLUB
Click on one of the links on the left to find out about our venue and how to get there. Visitors to our meetings are always welcome.

The Club will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.15pm in The Common Room Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled 21 Ravelrig Gait Balerno Edinburgh EH14 7NH
Alterations to this arrangement are published where necessary in the programme below. Details re Membership Subs etc. can be found

on the 'About the Gardening Club' page.
Secretary:Frances Hepburn.

Contact Frances through the 'Contact us' page.



I have the dates wrong for April (now 18th April) and May ( now 16th May).  It should be 18th April and 16th May 2017. Can you please update your programme accordingly.
Sorry for the error.
Frances

 

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      Programme 2016 

19th January  -  NO MEETING

16TH FEBRUARY  - JOHN AND ANN

SUBJECT TBA LATER

15TH MARCH - TALK BY JOHN BRADSHAW ON HOW POTATOES AFFECT THE WORLD

19TH APRIL - AGM

17TH MAY - VISIT TO ANNE DUNCANS TULIP GARDEN 1 BONALY ROAD COLINTON

21ST JUNE - HANDS ON HANGING BASKETS

19TH JULY - WALK WITH RANGERS IN HOPETOUN ESTATE

16TH AUGUST ANNUAL BBQ

20TH SEPTEMBER - VISIT TO MILL GARDEN CENTRE ARMADALE

18TH OCTOBER - TALK ON BUMBLE BEES FROM HELEN AT THE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

15TH NOVEMBER - TALK FROM ROB EVES ABOUT WILLOW

13TH DECEMBER CHRISTMAS MEAL AT the Black Bull Mid Calder

PROGRAMME 2015 
January  - No Meeting

February 17th - Talk from Rob Eves about Willow. Rob will bring along willow to allow us as groups to make something

March 17th - 
Talk on Potatoes from John Bradshaw

April 21st - 
AGM and talk from Kathy on her Monet Garden experience

May 19th -
Visit to The Secret Herb Garden, Old Pentland Road, Damhead, Edinburgh. Cost per person will be £6. This includes a cup of Herbal tea of your choice. Herbal cake can be provided at an extra cost.

June 16th
 - 
 Hands on making Hanging Baskets and tubs
Bring your own basket or pot 
Plants will be available  on the night

July 21st
- Afternoon visit to Redhall Walled Garden, Lanark Road, Edinburgh at 2.30pm. 
Tea and coffee will be available at a cost of £1.50. 

August 18th -
Annual BBQ, raffle, 
plant swap.

September 15th
-     Gardeners question time with John and Anne

October 20th -
Talk from Vietchs, subject to be confirmed nearer the time.        

November 17th
- Talk from John and Anne on 'Winter tidy up' 

December 15th - 
Annual Christmas Dinner at Ratho Park Hotel. 
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Programme 2014
January  - No Meeting

February 18th
Talk by David Milne
‘Post winter tidy up in your garden’

March 18th

Talk by Anne Walsh
‘Compost and Wormeries’

April 15th 

AGM and talk David Grier
Massachusetts Master Gardeners

May 20th
Hanging Baskets
Bring your own basket or pot
Plants will be available  on the night

June 17th
Visit to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

July 15th
Visit to Kaizie Garden near Peebles 
Cancelled
August 19th
BBQ-plant exchange-raffle
September 16th
Talk by Claire Reaney on Propagation

October 21st    
Talk by Mr Tom and Mrs Gladys Hardwick   
Small gardens in Dalkeith


November 18th  
John Smith and Ann Burns

December 9th or 16th
Members meal out
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                                                                                                                  2013  DATES

                                                                                                          JANUARY      NO MEETING  

 FEBRUARY  19th    Talk by  John Smith VISITORS  WELCOME 
MARCH 19th  Talk on Compost and Wormeries by Zero Waste Scotland. Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.                                                                                                APRIL 16th  A.G.M. followed by a talk about the Gardener’s Forum          

MAY  21st   By popular demand  visit to Inwood Garden, East  Lothian     

JUNE  18th    By popular demand  visit to Dr.Neill’s Garden , Duddingston                               

JULY 16th    visit to Binny Plants at Ecclesmachan   nr Uphall.                                   
AUGUST  20th         B B Q   (raffle  and plant exchange)
SEPT. 17   Talk about Gardens and Climate Change by Shenna Wurthmann
OCTOBER 15th      talk about winter bulb planting and DIY

NOV. 19th     Talk about Rhododendrons  by  Mathew Heasman replaced by John Smith talking about show gardens at Gardening Scotland 

DECEMBER. Wednesday 11th     Christmas Meal at Ratho Park 6.30pm                           

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 PROGRAMME 2012  

FEBRUARY 21st    TALK BY DAVID GRIER
               Vegetables and Flowers for 2012 

MARCH  20  TALK ABOUT  DAWYCK BOTANIC  GARDEN 

APRIL  24   NB. IMPORTANT CHANGE OF DATE from the 17th.
A.G.M 
                 make up your hanging baskets Bring your OWN BASKET(S)                   
Plants will be on sale
 

MAY 15th  Visit to Mrs. Hammond’s Frog Garden   61 Fountainhall Road         
                       Meet there at 18.30pm.
 

JUNE 19th  VISIT TO  DAWYCK BOTANIC GARDEN, 
NEAR PEEBLES.                                                     

   JULY 17th        D I Y - HANDS ON AT
Suntrap Garden, be prepared 

AUGUST 21st        B B Q    PLANT EXCHANGE, QUIZ  and  RAFFLE

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EPTEMBER 18th *NB Change*
Gordon was able to arrange this alternative and hopes for a good turn out of members.
See Gardening Club News for the full details.
Visit to Rocheid House Garden 20 Inverleith Terrace EH3 5NS  

OCTOBER 16th Talk about chemicals in the garden
 

NOVEMBER 20th Talk about Bonsai
Depending on the outcome of the sale of Suntrap and Millbuies there may need to be a change. None is envisaged at the moment 

******NB Change of Date and day **********
Now Wednesday December 12th. December meeting is usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  
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LL MEMBERS MEAL OUT to  an Informal Dinner at
Ratho Park Hotel Restaurant opposite the Dalmahoy Golf Club

January - No Meeting

February 19th John Smith and Ann Burns are our first Guest Speakers in our new venue.

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PROGRAMME       FOR       2011
JANUARY       NO MEETING
FEBRUARY                            GARDEN SOLUTIONS  ( compost and mulch)  talk by Mrs. Playfair.
MARCH                          BULBS FOR SPRING/SUMMER COLOUR Talk by Mr. J. MacLennan    
APRIL   A.G.M.   AND TALK (TOPIC TO BE ORGANISED) 
MAY  HANGING BASKETS  (DIY  !!!!  ) 
JUNE     D.I.Y  GARDENING AT SUNTRAP  !!!!
JULY   Visit to Kailzie  Garden near Peebles 
AUGUST      B.B.Q.                                                         
 SEPT.   TBA                                                            
                    OCTOBER        David Milne on Pruning Shrubs                                                                 
NOVEMBER      EGM to discuss the future of the Club   
DEC.   Informal Dinner at Ratho Park Restaurant opposite the Dalmahoy Golf Club.      







Suntrap Gardening Club meet at 7.15pm in the Common Room at  

Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled 21 Ravelrig Gait Balerno Edinburgh EH14 7NH

Details on getting there are on http://www.ravelrig-rda.org.uk

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