Market Rasen Gardening Club

Horticultural Show EMN-140409-170140001
Horticultural Show EMN-140409-170140001

The indoor season for the club started with a talk about Whisby Nature Reserve given by the warden, Phil Porter.

Whisby is one of the four main reserves in Lincolnshire.

It was begun in 1989 and features many limestone paths and lakes, plus some private ponds and marshes for the shyer wildlife.

A millennium lottery grant of £2.3 million was used to build the visitor centre.

Also at the meeting, club chairman Geoff Barnard thanked Janet and Derek Anderson for organising the excellent summer trips, the volunteers who serve the refreshments and everyone who helped with the stall at the spring fare, which raised £96 despite the terrible weather.

The club’s autumn show this year will take place on September 23, at 7.15pm in the Methodist Church Schoolroom.

The show is open to non-members and guests; details from Geoff on 01673 842290.

And there will be an open garden at Manyana in Legsby Road this Sunday, September 7, 2pm to 5pm.