Saturday, 12 April 2014

March Monthly Meeting Japanese Gardens

Monthly Meeting
Tuesday  March 25th
Sue, our Chairman, introduces the guest speaker
JAPANESE GARDENS
Jack Wheeler
Chairman of the South East Region of the Japanese Garden Society

Once again we were privileged to have an extremely informative and interesting talk at our March monthly meeting. We heard a presentation on how Japanese Gardens have developed over the years with descriptions of four different types of traditional garden as well as photographs of Jack Wheeler’s own beautiful Japanese Garden which he has developed over many years. The donation which was given for this talk is in aid of the Ellenor Lions Hospice in Northfleet  which he and his wife have supported for many years.

At the end of his talk, he kindly offered to open his garden to our U3A Group in May. There will be two sessions and anyone who is interested should contact Sylvia Greenwood of the Gardening Group.
Jack entertains us with details of
his own Japanese Garden
Examples of Japanese Gardens around the world
as well as Jack's own garden



Jack's Own Garden


 At the end of the meeting, before coffee and cakes, we heard from a member of the Edenbridge Town Council who outlined our chance as a community to shape the planning for the new Neighbourhood Plan which will develop the area over the next 16 years until 2030. We were given forms to complete to give our opinions on the future of the town as well as being given an opportunity to see a small 
display about the plan.

Neighbourhood Plan Display