The date of our next meeting is shown on the SABG home page,
and also on our list of past, present and future meetings.
General information about our meetings
Doors open at 10.00, with our invited speaker normally taking the stage at 11.00.
The meeting will close at 16.00.
There is a charge for the meeting of £3.00 for each person, payable at the door,
which covers the cost of hiring the hall.
You do not have to be a member to attend the meeting, but if you join,
you can receive our newsletters
and take part in our on-line forum (coming soon).
The display table at our Spring meeting in March 2014,
showing a number of Lachenalia species and other plants
[Click here for a larger version,
which might let you read the labels,
especially if you click again to enlarge the resulting image further]
(Richard White, 23 March 2014)
There will be a display table for any plants that you wish to bring
along to show to other members.
There will also be a sales table where you can offer material for sale
on an 80:20 Member to Group basis
(in other words the Group takes a 20% commission in return for providing this facility).
Please include a second label in the pots, showing your initials and the price so
that we can settle up easily at the end of the day.
We hope to organise one of our informal discussions periods
during the afternoon, so that Members can show their plants and answer any questions
other might have.
If any of you have slides or digital photos of plants that you would like to
show, please bring them along
(with a slide projector if you bring 35mm slides;
we normally have a lap-top computer, digital projector and screen).
There will be a lunch break from approximately 12.30 until 14.00.
Many members bring their own food so that they
can have the opportunity to chat to others over lunch.
Alternatively, the Sainsbury's supermarket is based on the same site
(you can even fill up with petrol before driving home!)
NOTE: As our meetings are usually quite close to the Spring and Autumn equinoxes, they occasionally occur on the day the clocks go forward or back an hour, which could possibly cause people to arrive an hour late or early. In many European countries including the UK, and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere, the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, and back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October.
See the official information.
Directions to the meeting hall
Directions by road:
Leave the M3 at junction 11 and proceed towards Winchester.
At the first roundabout follow the sign to Winchester.
At the second roundabout take the second exit up the hill
towards Oliver's Battery and Badger Farm.
At the third roundabout take the last
exit to the superstore (Sainsbury's).
(If you count the first small exit to the left,
this is the fourth exit, not the third exit marked Badger Farm,)
Follow the road down the approach slope, and then follow the marked route,
turning right to follow the edge of the car park clockwise
until you see the doctor's surgery shortly before you reach Sainsbury's.
Between the surgery and Sainsbury's is the Badger Farm Community Centre
(the entrance door is hidden round the back).
Signs may warn you of a three-hour parking limit.
However, Community Centre users are exempt,
but make sure you add your car registration number to the list in the entrance hall
or in the meeting room,
to avoid being charged for over-staying the limit.
The post code is SO22 4QB for those with satellite navigation.
Map of the location, courtesy of Google Maps (you can scroll around, change scale, etc.)
map which is more like a road atlas, thanks to Streetmap.co.uk
(look for the orange arrow pointing to the meeting place,
and take the unlabelled road from the roundabout)
Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 map showing the access roads from the M3
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