Members and visitors to the club may notice the small but very well kept garden area next to the Clubhouse which was lovingly created (and now looked after) by Club Secretary, Mary Hartley.
This area was originally a plain flat piece of grass before Mary set to work. The Magnolia Tree in the middle was planted in memory of one of our members, a dear Indian gentleman called Vishu who sadly died in March 2000 and his son donated £100 for a tree. Mary chose the Magnolia after much soul searching and then began transplanting things from her own garden to the Tennis Club at the same time asking members to bring any plants down too. Later a beautiful yellow rose was planted in memory of Paul Cane, another member, who died in July 2005 and there was also a little ceremony attended by Mrs Cane who carried out the planting (pictured).
This small garden finished off the Clubhouse and is a continual pleasure all year round. A Strawberry Tea was held for breast cancer when we sold plants and cakes and were able to put tables and umbrellas out and make the garden work for us with many people commenting on how pretty it looked.
If anybody wishes to help with the garden please contact Mary on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 01908 605435. You can help by watering the garden if it is looking dry.
New plants, pruners and weeders always welcome!
Big thank you to Sid for mowing the lawns!
Please will all members remember to PICK UP THEIR LITTER! The garden can be ruined by unsightly bottles, sweet papers, crisp bags etc. Please use the bin. THANK YOU.