Quote of the Month

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

~Mirabel Osler

Saturday, 18 April 2015

April Visit - Hotel Finca El Cerillo

This was the most popular Garden Club Visit visit of the year so far and so we had to hold 2 sessions for the visit.

There were 20 members in each group.
Cindy opened the first meeting by stating that Lorraine has kindly offered a 10% discount to all club members shopping at Viveros Florena.

This is why we have introduced a new club membership card. Many thanks to Mave for making such a professional job of the new membership cards. Please ask her if you haven't received your new membership card yet.

Please produce your membership card to claim your 10% discount at Viveros Florena.
Judith opened the second meeting and Gordon gave us a little background about how the venture was first started and the popular courses that are held regularly at the hotel before we did the garden tour.

A rare flowering Cheese Plant
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit especially to the tree house and the upstairs hidden courtyard!!!
All around the gardens there were delightful shaded seating areas.

The gardens are maintained with the help of Maggie from Canillas who spends a couple of mornings each week keeping the plants in check. She is doing a fabulous job.
Delicious tea, coffee and home-made cake kindly donated by our generous hosts, Sue and Gordon Kind.
We also had a bumper number of new members joining:
Maxine and Stan McMillan
Ian Hollington
Patricia Shaw
Sharon White
and 3 former members were welcomed back:

Ursula Browne
Linda and Chris Payne

All in all a very successful meeting.

Thank you everyone for attending.

If anyone has taken photographs of the gardens that they would like to share on the blog please send them to me and I will post them on the blog. Please send them to sunley.judith@btinternet.com

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