The Gardening Club Committee met recently, and we are still pressing ahead with plans for the Plant Sale on the afternoon of Sunday June 6th. It will now be held on the Green, and will be a joint venture with the Church, who will be providing the refreshments.
So PLEASE, hang onto any seedlings, split perennials, etc., that are surplus to your needs, they should be nice sturdy plants by June. As you know, the Plant Sale is our main fundraiser, so it is important that we can charge a reasonable price! We should also have a Tombola as usual, so if you can get any donations of prizes to a committee member sometime during May, we can prepare, but even on the day would be great.
The Church would also like donations of cakes, but please note on them if nuts are included.
We have finishing planning visits, one for the next evening, Monday June 7th, which is to Cattishall Farmhouse at Great Barton. This opens for the National Gardens Scheme and can be seen on their website. On Monday July 5th, we will be going to West Lodge at Bradfield St. George, which is rarely open for visiting.
Other confirmed meetings and speakers are on the Programme page.
The Show will take place on Saturday September 11th. Schedules for that are available here on the Show page and will be at the meetings from June onwards.
If you have any questions about the club, please contact Geraldine, either via email on email@example.com, or by phone on 01787 280134.
A picture of some of us listening to Kate Denton, the owner of Lavenham Hall, telling us the story of the garden:
And one of us enjoying the garden at Moat House, Little Saxham during our visit in July:
Annie Robinson collecting the Silver Salver from judge Peter Fisk at the 2019 Show. (One of her six trophies!)
Pat Tebbit and Michelle Worrall in the background.
The two Peter's at the 2016 Show
During the visit to Richmond House in Clare in June, 2016.
Our display in the Church to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.