*Award winning Garden Author and RHS speaker URSULA BUCHAN talking on "Did we really dig for victory?" based on her most recent book A Green And Pleasant Land.
*AGM & Guest speaker Geoff Hodge : author, writer, radio and TV broadcaster.
*Visit to Malvern Spring Show and Birmingham Botanic Gardens.
*Visit to Manor House Gardens, Alwalton
*BBQ & Boules
*Cheese & Wine
*Bunny Guinness- Lanscape architect, journalist and radio personality talking about Prince Charles home Highgrove.
David Ridgeway-Gifts from the gardens of China
An evening of music, harmony and humour with the Hayley sisters.
2017 AGM followed by a Pete Huckle quiz
2017 Residential Trip to Beth Chatto's garden, Colchester overnight stay at Marks Tey Best Western Hotel, Hyde Hall and gardens.
Visit to East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden Norfork
July - BBQ & Boules Evening
Annual show in the Church
Positive feedback on the new venue for the Annual Show including the following e-mail from Ailsworth Parish Council.
Letter from Ailsworth Parish Council & reply
From: Clerk <email@example.com>
Sent: 29 September 2017 09:02
To: Ed Humphries; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Recent gardening event
At our last Parish Council meeting it was remarked how lovely and enjoyable the recent gardening society event held in the church was!
On behalf of the Ailsworth Parish Council, I'd like to thank you for being involved in the organising and holding of this event and to pass on our thanks to all concerned - a fabulous "show".
Ailsworth Parish Council Clerk
We have received nothing but positive comments about this years Show being held in the church. It worked very well for us and it is nice for the hard work of the committee to be appreciated.
November - Thai evening with authentic meal and Quiz
*"Puddle Paddock" an acre of land - Sue Stephenson
*Haley Sisters and Sliding Smiffy
*AGM & guest speaker Sue Jakeman - Talk on Bees & Beekeeping
*Adam Frost - A TALK ON HIS JOURNEY AND ASPIRATION
*Residential trip to Dorset -Visited stunning gardens-Abbotsbury, Compton Acre & Wisley
Stayed at the Durley Dene Hotel Bournemouth
* Walking Treasure Hunt and BBQ
*David Ridgeway -Talk on Plant hunting in the Ecuadorean Andes
*Mezze style meal - A taste of the Middle East
* Matthew Wilson -
*AGM & talk by Tidike Fekete on Wildlife Friendly Gardens
*Wanderings in New Zealand - Colin War
Traditional Italian food by the Pasta shop, Entertainment by Sergio Marinara
Nick Hamilton of Barnsdale Gardens. Talking on drought resistant plants
David Hurrion - Exotics in a cool climate
The village show
Adam Pasco- spring bulbs
Karen Gimson- a talk on how to create a cut flower garden.
A trip to Kew Gardens to the Orchid Festival.