Green-fingered get-together coming to Colehill

Do you love to share gardening tips or finding out about new plants? Maybe you enjoy potting seeds and or growing your own vegetables?

A new gardening club is coming to Colehill for everyone with an interest in horticulture, whether you’re a seasoned pro in the garden or a complete beginner. The weekly club will enjoy a range of garden-related activities from fun quizzes, a horticulture book lending library, information about different gardening topics and the chance to pot your own seeds to take home and watch grow. Alternatively, it is simply the chance to come along for tea and biscuits and a chat with others about all things gardening. Monthly trips to local garden centres are also planned for inspiration.

If you love gardening, but aren’t lucky enough to have a garden, don’t be put off - a windowsill will do!

The club is the latest to be launched by registered charity, Brendoncare Clubs, which runs over 90 clubs for older people across Dorset and Hampshire. Designed to bring people together and enjoy various activities, the clubs provide fun and friendship for older people. With over one million older people in the UK reporting that they always or often feel lonely, Brendoncare’s clubs are a lifeline for communities.

“Gardening is a great way of getting outdoors and being active. Even if you don’t have an outdoor space, growing plants on a windowsill can help to provide a sense of achievement and a connection with nature” explained Josie Hendrick, Club Support for Brendoncare. “Our clubs are a great way for older people to get out and about and meet new friends. We hope to see lots of people from the local area coming along to the club and sharing their love of plants and gardening.”

The new gardening club launches on Saturday 10 June. It will run every Saturday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Church, Colehill Lane, Colehill, BH21 2RY. The cost is £3 per session on a pay as you go basis.

More information about all of Brendoncare’s clubs, including the new gardening club, can be found by clicking here or by telephoning 01962 852133.

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