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Friends of The Vines 2017 Events

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, 7 pm for 7.15 pm

A very important event for all Members;  lots to catch up on and we really need more help to keep the Association alive and well; so please come.


No actual dates available as yet, but both events are very important for The Vines and the community as a whole.  We will definitely need some help prior to the judging dates;  and it is very important to join in the Britain in Bloom walkabout as participation is as important as the planting in the eyes of the Judge.

Other Events

CHERRY PICNIC Saturday 15th July 2017 1pm to 4pm

For the 09th year running The Friends of The Vines are holding their Cherry Picnic with a Tombola in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.  We will be celebrating Kentish cherries with a variety of cherry related competitions, demonstrations, activities for children and the ever popular sale of Kentish cherries (come early to avoid disappointment).  FREE EVENT

We also hold a Cherry dessert competition on the day. For further information on entry; becoming a judge or the rules, we have put together the forms below for downloading.  For further information and to download the forms, please click here – Cherry Dessert Competition and Forms

Batty About Bats – Saturday 19th August 2017 – 7.30 pm (approx 2 hours) 

The Kent Bat Group has very kindly agreed to lead a walk around The Vines in search of bats that roost in Rochester.  Find out more about these fascinating creatures and how your garden can make a difference.  There will be a talk to begin with and then, depending on numbers, we will be split into groups.  They will also provide the listening devices; and there will be a batty raffleChildren must be accompanied by an adult. FREE EVENT 

There will be a number of days during the year when you can come and help out with planting in The Vines – Keep an eye on the Notice Boards in the park for dates. 

For more information on any of the events or to join The Friends of the Vines please contact us on –