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19th February 2018 - AGM & Cyril Routley: A History of Sundials

This  friendly and thriving gardening group was started in 1993 following a  series of horticultural courses given locally by Mary Payne MBE, a much  respected and well loved garden expert.  Such was the enthusiasm stirred  up by these sociable and informative weekly gatherings, that several  students decided to form a club  to enable all garden lovers to meet on a  regular basis with like minded people, and be inspired by renowned  speakers.

    
A programme of 10/11 lectures are arranged each year.  These are held on the third Monday of the month (apart from December) in the Methodist Hall, Silver Street, Nailsea, 7.30 p.m. for an 8.00 p.m. start. Each lecture lasts around an hour with questions and answers at the end.  
The Lectures cover a varied programme to cater for all tastes and are given by local, national and international speakers. From garden design, specific plant groups and travelogues to individual gardens such as Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Sissinghurst, The Shakespeare Trust Gardens and The Bishops Palace Garden, Wells.   
Due to our large membership, we have been able to attract such well-known horticulturalists as Matthew Wilson, Roy Lancaster, and Jekka McVicar and many other excellent speakers.

Day  trips to gardens are organised at various times of the year, with the  aim of visiting the less well known prestigious gardens that aren’t  usually open to the public.  Fagus also organises longer visits to  gardens further afield, both at home and abroad.  These have proved  extremely popular with members.

Please click on the links to discover more about Fagus, in particular click here  or see the “Membership” page to discover the benefits of becoming a member.
FAGUS AGM

The 25th Annual General Meeting of Fagus to be held on
Monday 19th February 2018 in the Nailsea Methodist Hall
Coffee and cakes will be served from 7.30pm, and the A.G.M. will start at 8.00 pm prompt.

AGENDA for the 25th Annual General Meeting.

    1. Apologies.
    2. Chairman's Opening address.
    3. Minutes of the A.G.M. held on 20th February 2017 and acceptance and signing.
    4. Secretary's report.
    5. Treasurer's report and acceptance of accounts.
    6. Election of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Speaker Secretary.
    7. Election of committee members.
    8. Proposal to amend a section of the Fagus Constitution. [1year extension to term of office for Principal Current Officers, if required].
    9. President's closing address.
     
    Following the meeting, A talk by Cyril Routley; ‘Sun Dials In Gardens’.

    He has had an interest in time measurement for many years and has a collection of clocks which he maintains himself. He has also photographed many sundials and prepared a talk about them for the horological society. This has been adapted to talk about sundials as a garden feature which was the vogue in earlier times, especially for large country houses such as Tyntesfield.. There are many beautiful and very complex sundials around and while they look very simple they are scientific instruments.
    Cyril spent all his working life of 40 years teaching at Nailsea School in North Somerset.

    Garden Visits

    There is  always an interesting and full programme of garden visits.  Places are  always limited and often fill up quickly.  Visits are announced in the  Newsletter and bookings are by post only. Details will be enclosed with  the Newsletter. From 2012, due to the high demand for garden trips, only  members will be  able to apply in the first instance. Guests will be  placed on a waiting list. After 6 weeks from the date of member  application, guests will  be allocated any remaining places.

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