We held our AGM in March and after lively debate we approved our new Constitution and discussed the proposed renovation of Nurse Peattie’s Garden (see below for more details). A New Committee was elected for 2014/15: Caroline Boyle (chair), Rachel Battilana (Secretary) Margaret Donaldson (Treasurer), Bill Christie, Maureen Corbishley, Chris Farmer, and Jane Sanderson (members). We also voted for the venue for our annual trip which this year will be to Teasses Garden in Fife on Saturday 14 June.
We have one regular meeting left in our current session. his is a talk on Scotland’s medieval and monastic gardens by Marilyn Brown, author of the recent book “Scotland’s Lost Gardens”, in the evening of Wednesday June 11. It will be followed by drinks in the garden of the Abernethy museum. Cost of all our speaker meetings is £2.50 to non-members, free to members.
News related to things horticultural in Abernethy including developments with the Fruit Tree Trail and Nurse Peattie’s Garden as well as details of our regular meetings and how to join the Society can be found on our website: www.abernethyhorticultural.co.uk and on posters on the village notice board.
Finally, a date for your diary: Garden Day 2014 will take place in the afternoon of Saturday September 20 at the Williamson Hall. Hope to see you there.