19 May - Bag a bargain at the Plant Sale

Our annual plant sale will be held in the Village Hall. Each year we review the supply of plants we order based on your demand and suggestions made at the previous sale. As always, we depend greatly on our members adding to our order of annuals by donating plants. As well as herbaceous cuttings, if you are willing to grow some plants prior to the sale, some suggestions which would be especially appreciated are any herbs, and annuals such as aster, sweet pea, mimulus, pansy and viola. ​ On Saturday 19th May in Gifford Village Hall, 10am sharp as it sells out quickly!

The Annual InterSociety Quiz

Our GHS team (pictured) came equal second in the Annual Inter Society Horticulture Quiz event held in Penicuik on Tuesday 24th April. The event was won by Musselburgh HS. It was a very enjoyable evening and the Quizmaster was Stan da Prato. Other teams taking part were Dalkeith, Pathhead and Penicuik.

Sign up for our June garden visit

Friday 8 June Wemyss Castle (wemysscastlegardens.com) Fife Interesting woodland with rare trees, plus 6-acre walled garden, covered in climbing roses and clematis, with borders divided into sections containing colour-coordinated perennials and pleached hornbeams. Around the castle are woodland areas planted with narcissus, scilla, bluebells and Erythronium revolutum. Lunch is likely to be at Kingsbarns distillery, who provides such good sandwiches and cakes last year! Wormistoune House, Fife A 17th century tower house and walled garden that has been lavishly restored and extended, simultaneously traditional and contemporary. The walled garden is divided into sections including a double herba

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