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Réans, Armagnac, 32 Gers, France
Our objective is to promote friendship between women of all nationalities living in Gascony, SW France, to share our interests and to offer help when needed. The Club started in 2008, with twenty English ladies living in Gascony, using a foreign language and experiencing a new life. Since then, several different groups have been added and our membership has grown into the hundreds, with new ladies moving to the area and ladies who have lived here a while, who have discovered us, who want to make new acquaintances and discover new areas of interest. Today we have eleven nationalities, and our speaking/working language is English. The GLC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August.Every member receives an email each month, giving the name of the restaurant, the chosen, menu and a booking form. In 2014, we became a non-profit making Association, known as Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac and was re-named in 2019 to Gascogne Ladies Club. Our annual subscription fee of 10 € is payable in January each year. Each member of the Club may participate in some or all of our various groups

Garden Group

This is the largest club within the Gascogne Ladies Club,  with over 50 members although all do not  participate on a regular monthly basis. 

Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month.

For more information about any of the gardening activities or our next meeting and venue, please contact:

GLC secretary: lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com
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We will be delighted to hear your suggestions for garden visits. 
Please let us know if you have ideas and if you would host one of the meetings of the garden group.

Program 2016

Dear members of the Garden group,
this a reminder of what we did in 2016

Our December 2016 meeting will take place on Thursday 1st December at 14h30.
Melloney Parks has kindly agreed to host a workshop at her house in Termes d'Armagnac to make Christmas decorations. 

Melloney will demonstrate and is able to supply conifer, bay and twigs to spray. She will let us know in due course what we will need to bring with us.

We have been visiting

The garden group outing for November was on Thursday 10th November 2016
at 14h in 65700 Labatut-Rivière where Jane C. kindly offered to host the event at her house and we will be filling pots for winter display. She has also offered to show us how to do root cuttings & layering. 

we have been visiting in October

Rue des Isserts, 47200 Marmande

The Jardins de Garonne were renamed the Jardins de Beauchamp in 2009 when the garden was awarded the 'Jardin Remarquable' classification. There are various themed gardens including an English Garden, Italian garden, beautiful pond and lots more.Water plays an important part in the garden. A large pond has an oriental inspiration and is gorgeous when the water lilies are in full bloom.The Italian garden has long water rill with clipped box on either side and tall cypruses as well as roman style columns. You can see and be inspired by pretty much everything for the garden from Japanese style ornaments and beautiful koi carp to topiaries, garden pottery and pergolas.
The garden centre, the Jardinerie Jay,  is a good one too and so once you have been inspired you can buy the plants The garden and associated garden centre - the Jardinerie Jay can be found on the outskirts of Marmande.
how to find  Jardins de Beauchamp  - follow signs to Jardinerie JAY
Rue des Isserts
Tél. : 05 53 64 30 12
The last meeting took place on Thursday 2nd June meeting at 2.30pm- We were visiting a lovely garden created by Ann and Jamie Jowitt, L.D. Taillefer, 32310 Saint Puy 056 228 9704

This private garden is a mixture of both English style borders and a Mediterranean dry garden round a romantic ruin covered in roses, four colour themed borders, a rockery, an Albizia avenue and a pool surrounded by lavender and roses. 
Map Co-ordinates: 43.874158, 0.497105

Our May outing exceptionally took place on WEDNESDAY 4th MAY We were visiting the wonderful garden of  
Renée Boy-Faget, Le Jardin d’Entêoulet, 32550 Lasseube-Propre

APRIL meeting was (exceptionally) changed to 
Saturday 9th April. Le Kingdom Végétal, Moulin d'en Bas, 31350 Escanecrabe find map here
Details can be found in blog post for April meeting.  

Last meeting was on Thursday, 3rd March 2016

details see blog post. Now that Spring is just round the corner our thoughts are turning to our gardens again so, after the success of our November event, Pat is organising a second Plant and Seed Swap. 

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The year 2016 started on 4th February 1.30 pm and we continued to make the bug hotel in Jane's gite.
for more information please see our blog post
This is the result of the creative meeting:

bug hotels created by members of the LLC garden club
Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month.

2019 Visits

March is the first month of Spring when we all start to think about getting out in the garden again and making it even more beautiful.  With this in mind we have decided to go to the Jardinerie d’Embaloge in Mirande for our first garden visit of 2019.  Many of you will already know this excellent large garden centre which has a wide range of plants, fruit trees, roses, ornamental trees etc with many varieties not easily found elsewhere and there will be plenty of inspiration for all of our gardens. 

There is also a good selection of garden tools and equipment and a shop selling decorative objects for the home and indoor plants

A person will be present to answer questions on various things about gardening and the plants they have on sale.  Tea and Cake will be served afterwards.  There may be a small charge for their services.

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