Page 8 - Herald Feburary 2023
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This edition of the Herald should be available in time for you to enter the Art Exhibition before the deadline date of February 11th giving time to finish off your entry before the Exhibition itself on March 4th and 5th - for inspiration why not enjoy the selection of entries from last year you can see in the Herald! For an entry form for the exhibition and to keep up to date with all our events please check out our website Folk dance fans remember Maypole Dancing as well as other forms of Country Dance is coming up soon!
Our pre Christmas events were successful and well attended and thank you to those who attended Sing Christmas in the village hall and helped the Food bank with donations of both food and money while our local Phollies Choir who led us singing to the Radio Leicester programme. Many friends and former pupils were in the audience when the Helix Ensemble remembered cellist Christina Warner
Examples from previous Art Exhibitions: above Michelle Leche, below Ann Flynn
with a lovely programme of music in St
flowers such as Aconites, Hellebores, and Cyclamen together with our favourite winter shrubs including the lovely scented Hamamelis.
There is something irresistible about snowdrops. With their delicate nodding flowers, they lift our spirits and tell us spring is coming.
Leicestershire National Garden scheme has 3 gardens which are part of the nationwide Snowdrop festival. Starting with The Acers at 10 The Rills, Hinckley, LE10 1NA this garden opens on Sunday 19th Feb from 10.30-4pm. The garden owner is a keen collector, having amassed over 200 varieties of snowdrops for visitors to see. There will be homemade tea and cakes and free admission for children.
On the other side of the county there are two gardens opening both Saturday and Sunday of the weekend of 25th and 26th February, from 11-4 on both days and with fabulous displays of snowdrops. Hedgehog Hall Loddington Road, Tilton on the Hill LE7 9DE opens a small garden full of snowdrops and early flowers, all carefully displayed on terraces, a great way to view snowdrops.
The second garden opening over that weekend is in Great Glen, at Westview 1 St Thomas’s Road LE8 9EH. In addition to 300 varieties of snowdrops, there will be winter colour provided by cyclamen, hellebores, winter aconites, ranunculus ficaria, iris reticulata and early narcissus complimented by evergreen ferns, box and yew hedging
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We start the gardening year in 2023 with our Snowdrop Festival. These gardens are opened in February by our Snowdrop enthusiasts and we can see beautiful and rare varieties on display. Besides snowdrops, there are also many early
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