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IAN McCULLOCH, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SILENT POOL DISTILLERY - Will be our first speaker of 2019 on Thursday 7 February and we will hear the story of the award-winning gin and other spirits, made at the distillery on the banks of the spring-fed Silent Pool, near Albury, Surrey. The principle ingredient in gin, juniper berries, once grew abundantly in the Surrey Hills, so it made perfect sense for them to be based here. To the juniper they add 24 unique botanicals - such as rose petals, kaffir lime leaves, linden, elderflower - to get just the right combination of flavours. Where possible they source them locally. To get the new season off to a good start, and banish winter blues, the evening will include tastings and the opportunity to purchase.
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As many of you will be aware Kate Owens of Verdley Flowers was our speaker at our meeting and AGM on 6 December. As well has a very interesting talk Kate showed us how to make a Christmas Wreath six of our members have already taken inspiration from her and produced some great wreaths - we now have a new page for members ideas thoughts etc - so click here to view what our six members produced.
Bookings are now being taken for our Rose Pruning Workshop to be held at West Dean Gardens on Tuesday 12th February this is led by Anne Kelly of West Dean Gardens. Full details of this car sharing event are available on the booking form. Please note: Numbers are limited for this Workshop so please email email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> to confirm your place before sending your cheque or cash. Bookings must reach Lesley Buckley no later than 5 February 2019.