What an interesting talk we had at our March meeting. Christine Laffargue (nee Tebbit) came and told us all about the marvellous and historic garden at the school where she works in central Paris. The history of the school was fascinating, and the pictures of the 160 trees and the rest of the 6.5 acre garden were amazing. Many of the trees are old, and there are two that are on the "Arbres Remarkable" list of important French trees. And it was lovely to see the pictures of the lucky students enjoying their surroundings.
The next meeting is on April 1st, and will see Val Bourne make another attempt to come and see us! She was booked for last year, but a combination of a broken arm and the 'beast from the east' led to her postponing it.
She has been a committed organic gardener all her life, eschewing the use of all chemicals in her productive Cotswold garden full of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Val used to work in vegetable research, but is primarily a plantaholic: she serves on the RHS floral and dahlia panels judging the trials. She is a lecturer, photographer and award-winning author and journalist - but most of all a hands-on gardener. How to get colour into the garden, throughout the seasons, will be an informative and inspiring talk.
The meeting starts at 7.30pm, at the Institute Hall, and refreshments will be provided after the talk. Entry is only £2.00 per person. Contact Geraldine on 01787 280134 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Everybody is welcome to come along - we are very friendly, and you are under no pressure to join as a member.
Annie Robinson receives the BBA Trophy for gaining the most points across the whole show from Vegetable and Fruit Judge Peter Fisk. Chairman Roger Quince looks on.
Many more photos available from the Show page
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.