Randwick Gardening Club Gardens of France, Bagatelle and Giverny

RANDWICK Gardening Club held its November meeting on Tuesday 13th in the village hall.

The meeting was opened by the chairman Mr Stuart Gregory who welcomed two new members.

He then asked for a show of hands to approve moving December's meeting, which is the Christmas Social Event for members only, to Monday 10, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

This was approved.

He then introduced the speaker for the evening Mr D Coombs whose talk was Gardens of France, Bagatelle and Giverny.

He started with a brief history of Bagatelle which is located in the centre of Paris and probably not so well known, before showing beautiful pictures of the gardens.

He then travelled through France to the village of Giverny to the home of Claude Oscar Monet [1840 - 1926].

He was born in Paris and purchased the house in 1883.

The impressionist painter became famous for his colourful paintings of landscapes and water lilies.

Pictures of the house and gardens, including the lake, water lilies and bridge were shown.

The raffle was won by Anne, Liz, David and Beryl.

Please remember there are no meetings in January and February.