Hard at work?

Group Title: Garden Group
Group Description: We maintain the garden at the Quoile Countryside Centre. The centre supplies tools, use of the garden shed, greenhouse and if Martin Hampton (the warden) is about – tea, coffee and biscuits.
We all enjoy the work and the chat, but most of all the tea. It is a very friendly group, made up of people with varying skills and knowledge. The response we have had from people visiting the garden has been lovely.
Come and give it a try, fresh air, exercise: who needs the gym? This is much more fun. Everything is there, although some people bring their own gloves. Come as often as you want – difficult to make every week.
We don’t use any power tools, just need to watch out if using secateurs.
We have visited Magheratimpany garden and hope to arrange more visits in the future.
Group Leader: Susan Price
Group Status: Vacancies
Venue: Quoile Countryside Centre
Frequency: Weekly – Wednesday. 2 to about 4pm
Time is Session: 2 to about 4pm
Start Date: All year – weather permitting
End Date:
Application Date: Not Applicable


This year we visited Dublin in Bloom,  roses at Lady Dixon Park and a garden at Ballyutoag.  It was very wet on our last visit, but a fascinating garden.
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Just-leaning-on-his-tools

The highs and lows of the gardening year, Jan hard at work, Jack holding up the hoe and the real high, a well deserved cup of tea.

We will be stopping for a while over Christmas, but some pictures of summer plants:-