2016 has had its sad times as well as its good times for Ward End Gardeners.
It was with great sadness we learned of the passing of Maris Stanier following the death of Roger at the beginning of the year. This was a big loss to us all for the work they had done over many years, They will be specially missed at Fairholme Road were their plot was.
This year was a poor start with cold wet weather which put us back a few weeks, but after March we could get going.
We now have tea rooms on two more of our sites Fairholme rd and St Margarets Road This deserves a well done to the plot holders on those site for the work they have done.
This year we tried a new format with our shows, we held two shows instead of the usual three both shows were very good but the weather was not kind to us so attendance was down.
We also held events for The John Taylor Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support as we have done for a number of years with good results.
This year we held our own as far the number of plot holders is concerned but we need new faces on all of our sites.