THE Waterford Garden Plant Society’s Summer Programme is in full swing and the members recently returned from a trip to the gardens of Donegal and Monaghan.
Vice President and Programme Organiser Margaret Power told the Waterford News & Star: “It was typical of Donegal, we had two rainy days and two sunny days! Still, we got to visit the most important gardens up there and everybody had a really good time. The season started for us in April with a trip to Tourin and Cappoquin and there was a Charity Day in aid of Pine Grove and Rosedale Centres as well.”
Margaret added that the society, which has 170 members, operates year round with lectures held throughout the quieter winter months, while between 40-60 people attend their outings to gardens across not only the South East, but Ireland, during the warmer months.
“Well aside from a love of gardening it’s very sociable. We nearly always end up enjoying some tea or lunch and it’s a great chance to mix and meet up with people, especially if somebody is living alone. We organize a minibus for a lot of our trips so people don’t need to be able to drive. Gardening is very good for the mind and it’s a great way to get some tips from others with a similar interest.”
If anybody has any queries about their programme or would like to become a member, contact 0872209026.