GLORIOUS sunshine added to the success of Baldernock Gardening Club’s annual plant sale on Saturday, April 27 at the Milngavie and Bearsden Sports Club in Auchenhowie Road, Milngavie.
About 250 people turned up on the day, many of them forming an orderly and very good natured queue to wait for the doors to open at 11am.
Nancy Stevens, chairperson of Baldernock Garden Club, said: “Any fears that the cold weather might reduce the availability of plants were rapidly dispelled as members had supplied a magnificent selection from their gardens ranging from well known old favourites to more rare and choice varieties.
“There was also a mouth watering selection of home baking, bedding plants and shrubs professionally grown by a small independent grower.
“If downstairs in the plant area was like the first day of the January sales, upstairs was the perfect antidote. Freshly brewed tea, pretty tablecloth bedecked tea tables laden with lavish plates of home baking and the buzz of conversation were the the order of the day there.
“As you can only carry so much, there was also a free plant crèche to store all the new treasures, leaving people free to go back in for a second look.”
PHS Greenleaf were selling off their used planters with proceeds going to children’s charity ‘Wish Upon a Star’ and Buchley Eco Centre, the trading arm of The Coach House Trust in Balmore, were selling compost.
Baldernock Gardening Club is entirely self supporting and this plant sale is their only fundraiser. They have a full membership of 80 - nearly 50 were on hand to help out on the day.
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BARGAINS GALORE . . . chairperson of Baldernock Gardening Club, Nancy Stevens, (far right) with members of the club and visitors at their annual sale. (Ref: M30687a)