The AGM in March saw a change in the committee and Keir, Rachel & Liz stood down for a wellearned rest after three years. They not only kept a link with Horticulture in the village, but also made it a very successful and rewarding time for the members. They will be a hard act to follow and on behalf of all members we thank them for all their hard work. Ian, Susan, Margaret, Claire and Caroline will now be working hard to keep up the high standards that they achieved.
The last Spring talk was held in April by Billy Carruthers of the Binny Plant Nursery. He presented some wonderful photographs of the range of Paeonia (The Imperial Flower) that are now available and provided a very comprehensive and interesting description of how to get the best from them for display in the Garden. He also brought along a range of Peonies for purchases which were taken up by all. The last event for this year before a new programme begins in October is a trip out on the 12th May to Cluny Gardens at Aberfeldy. Last year’s trip to Pitmuies Gardens was a great success and so this year’s trip is looked forward to with anticipation for a great day out.
The new committee is getting ready to set out a programme of events which will run from October this year until May 2013. To set the programme off and raise funds for the events, this year’s Garden Day is being organised for the 29th September 2012. As in the past, a number of events to include children and adults is being prepared. Details of will be published soon when it is hoped they will be well supported by all. The Garden Day will also give the opportunity to take up membership with the Society so that in the nights ahead there will be something interesting and worthwhile to attend which will enhance everyone’s knowledge and gardening skills. Details of the talks will be available at the Garden Day.
The Abernethy Horticultural Society has also taken on the care of Nurse Peattie’s Memorial Garden. This year, work is in hand to enhance the plant stock to add to the current displays. Over the summer months, members meet on a regular basis to help with the maintenance & improvement and anyone wishing to help with this would be more than welcome. So come along to help with your ideas to keep this garden a landmark within this beautiful village.
The continuing success of the Society is of course dependent on its membership and participation in the planned events. This will enable us to continue to provide an interesting exchange of Garden knowledge from the talks given by our visiting experts. Your support will help this to continue for the benefit of all in our village. Information about meetings and AHS events will be published on the village notice boards, the tearoom and shop. You can also join our mailing list and receive email updates. Contact Susan on 851136 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New Committee: Ian Lamond, Susan Pettigrew, Marga- ret Donald, Claire Jones, Caroline Boyle