The Gardening Interest Group (GIG) was formed by South Canterbury Residents about 18 months ago as a network of people who enjoy gardening and sharing home-grown plants and vegetables, and are keen to link with others locally; it is a group for enthusiasts rather than experts. OHDS members joined in this evolving group and to date activities have included visiting each others’ gardens or allotments to learn, share ideas and expertise, celebrate successes and commiserate over the disappointments. GIG has held a seed swap, visited specialist nurseries and a local vineyard.

Each GIG year begins with a “kicking off the gardening year” meeting in February, when members are invited to bring seed/ plant catalogues, seeds/ seedlings to share, as well as ideas for the calendar. Definite dates/ events for 2017 that are supported by the group, are the Plant Share on Monday 29th May, 10.30 to 12.30 at 42 Cromwell Road, and the Produce and Plant Exchange on Monday August 28th, 10.30 to 12.30 at 20 Ethelbert Road (both are Bank Holidays).

plant share

If you are interested in joining or hearing more about this group please contact either :
Sally Perkins (sally@perkinsnet.plus.com)
or Alison Culverwell (culverwell@greenf.fsnet.co.uk)

Fuchsia in Cromwell Road
Local produce
Local produce