The purpose of the group is primarily to enable those with an interest in gardening to share their knowledge and experience with other like-minded amateur gardening enthusiasts, and to learn from them.


During the summer months the Gardening Group enjoys outdoor visits either of members' gardens, local NGS Open Gardens or village Open Garden events. We also venture further afield to see RHS and National Trust gardens and garden shows.

The groups' coordinator is Liz Walker, who can be contacted by email by clicking on her name, or by telephone on 01629 733654 or 0774 8917232.

Felley Priory, taken during a recent visit

Our visits for 2018 include:

Highfield house in Alfreton(NGS)

Plant Hunters fair at The National Arboretum

Lea Gardens

Felley Priory

Harlow Carr at Harrogate

Capesthorne Hall

Other local and NGS gardens

Please note that any MAU3A Member who has not joined the Gardening Group, but would like to come along to a meeting must first contact the coordinator.

Last updated on 30 January, 2018
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