Plants that do well locally.
members of MapRA’s Garden
Club have put together a
list of plants
they like and which have been found to thrive in our area.
Open gardens day 2017 is on 25
The MapRA Gardening Club has now expanded because of popular demand. While the
original club continues under convener Margaret Mann,
started by Elizabeth Proud. Ten new members met for the initial get-together,
all keen to share ideas, tips, and of course, plants.
Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month in members' homes. The two
clubs will come together for lectures and outings.
If you're interested in joining, contact
The club is involved in the organisation of the biennial
Open Gardens' Day
In 2015 will be on
21 June. More
In alternate years it also organises the Front
Gardens Competition. Results for 2010 are now in.
NEW! Regular gardening
column by Mapesbury professional gardener Fabian Lee. See his expert tips on
what needs doing now by clicking here for December.
(Previous ones; Feb,Mar,Apr,May,June,July,Aug,Sept,Oct,Nov)
outing + pictures
Plant sale at Margaret Mann's
Margaret Mann has many
plants for sale for sale outside 109 Chatsworth Rd. She grows most of them from
seeds and cuttings, and 2012 saw her raise more than £1700 for charities,
including the British Polio Fellowship, the British Heart Foundation, Nihal
Armstrong Trust and Ashford Place. Some of the funds also went
towards beautifying the tree pits in Blenheim Gardens and Anson Rd. Plants were
also donated to MapRA's front gardens advice stall in March, the Garden Club's
stand at the MapRA AGM, and to Chris Mason for Yellow Book Garden charities.
Once more, many thanks Margaret!