Black Pear Gardening Club

2017/18 Programme

All Meetings are on Saturdays at 2.30pm, except as stated.  
Indoor meetings are at Powick Parish Hall except as stated.  

If you are being given a lift please read our page about lifts.
Garden Visits: Please ring Brian on 01 684 31 12 97 by Tuesday of the week of the visit so that we can give our host numbers for tea.
Please do not arrive before 2.15pm


Saturday 21st
Visit to Anne Robertson's Garden Blackmore Grange, Hanley Swan, WR8 0EE
Blackmore Grange, is an all year round two acre informal garden packed with a large variety of plants, shrubs and trees. A swimming pool has been transformed into the stable yard garden, an outstanding area of traditional cottage-style planting. There is a woodland walk, wild area, a mixed orchard with roses scrambling up through the trees, under planted with bulbs for spring colour, a kitchen garden and mixed planted borders. Described by Chris Beardshaw as 'A natural garden full of interest and variety'.

Blackmore Grange is marked on this linked map with the blue house symbol. You enter through two black iron gates leading from the lay-by. Approaching from Hanley Swan it is just before the bend, from the Worcester direction it is after the Caravan Park entrance. Look for the BPGC sign.

Proceeds to St Richard's Hospice
Members: £5.00
including tea and biscuits

Tuesday 14th
Coach Trip
Visit to Batsford Arboretum and Bourton House Garden
There will be an additional optional extra cost for homemade cake and Tea  £4.50 or Cream Tea  £7.00 which will have to be booked and paid for as well. This will be at Bourton House at 3.30pm. Batsford Aboretum  A 56 acre garden with trees and shrubs from around the world. Plant centre and cafe. Bourton House  Garden   3 acre garden with amazing herbaceous borders, many rare and unusual plants, topiary, water features in a beautiful Cotswold setting.

Pick up coach at Croft Road car park 9.30am. 2nd pickup at Upton upon Severn at 10.00am.  Journey approx 1.5 hours.

Leave Batsford 1.45pm for Bourton House. Tea served at 3.30pm.  Coach leaves for home at 4.30pm.

The booking form is in our Useful Links page or contact Brian on 01684 311 297. Teas have to be booked.
Members: £15 Non-members: £20

Saturday 15th
Illustrated Talk Gardens of Madeira and the 2013 FLower Festival by Brian Skeys
Members: £1.50 Non-members: £3.00
including refreshments

Saturday 20th
Celebrity Lecture Autumn into Winter by John Massey
Members: £1.50 Non-members: £3.00
including refreshments

Saturday 17th
AGM followed by Illustrated Talk Finding the angle at Chelsea by Mandy Bradshaw
The flower show from a journalist's perspective
Members: £1.50 Non-members: £3.00
including refreshments