White Horse Garden Club

Founded by J Sadler in 1989 and affiliated to the RHS the White Horse Garden Club meets on the first Thursday of the month (with exceptions - see list below) in the THMH at 7.30pm.  Membership is only £10 per annum, visitors £2.50 per meeting. The club arranges a wide range of talks and visits for anyone interested in gardens and gardening. 

Club News

Spring has finally sprung with daffodils flowering in profusion and the birds enjoying longer day light hours.  Time to get out in the garden for us all.

 

March Meeting

 

The March meeting on ‘Summer Flowers from Seed’ by Derry Watkins, with seeds, plants and gloves for sale was a very successful evening.   The variety of annuals and biennials presented by Derry provided temptation to purchase many packets of seeds.   We look forward to visiting Derry’s garden in May.

Next Meeting - Thursday 5th April – GROWING VEGETABLES IN SMALL SPACES

By  Sally Nex.  www.sallynex.com

 

Writer, qualified professional gardener and plant designer. Special interests: fruit and vegetable growing, hardy perennials, organic gardening, wildlife gardening.

 

Sally will demonstrate techniques such as vertical gardening, keyhole gardening and square-foot gardening to make the most of even the tiniest spaces, plus recommendations on the best varieties to grow and advice on how to pack the most veg into the least space imaginable.

 

TIME:  7.30PM

VENUE:   THOMAS HUGHES MEMORIAL HALL, UFFINGTON, SN7 7RA.

 

Membership £10.  Visitors £2.50.  Raffle £1.

NOTICES

MEMBERSHIP £10

 

All new members will receive a free packet of seeds to take away and propagate.  For example if every member donates 6 plants for the Plant Sale priced at 50p = aprox £200 income. Support the WHGC only fund raising event = high quality speakers.

 

Visits Programme for remainder of 2018

Thursday 3rd May – 2pm

VISIT to Derry Watkins Special Plants, Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham SN14 8LA.  £10.50 entry including tour and refreshments.  Numbers limited to 24.

 

Thursday 7th June  6pm

VISIT to Shellingford Gardens.  Parking at the Old Stables, Fernham Road, Shellingford SN7 7PU, courtesy of Robert and Janice Sharp.  Members free.  Visitors £2.50.  Refreshments.

 

Wednesday 20th June 2.15pm & 4pm

VISIT to Manor Farm Garden, Frampton-on-Severn, GL2 7EP.  Followed by Pan-Global Plants.  www.panglobalplants.com.  Members £10.  Visitors £12.50.  Tour & Refreshments.

Numbers limited to 30.

 

Thursday 5th July 6.00pm

VISIT to Appleton Manor, Eaton Road, Appleton OX13 5LW.  Members and visitors £12.50 includes tour, fizz and canapés.  Numbers limited to 40.

 

Thursday 2nd August 2.30pm

VISIT  to Kathy Brown’s Garden, The Manor House, Church Road, Stevingham, Bedford  MK43 7QB.  Members and visitors £10  includes tour and refreshments.  No limit on numbers.  www.kathybrownsgarden.com

NB:  The Committee have decided to make a change with the administration of visits. When signing up to attend a visit we will request payment and a receipt/ticket issued.

 

Hilary (Visits Secretary) will be available at the April meeting with appropriate lists for you to sign up and pay.  So please bring cash/cheque along to this meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to go on a visit please contact Hilary 01367-82-542 or hilary@humanaspects.co.uk and arrange to send a cheque.

I will be in contact via email before each visit to confirm names and final details for the visit.

 

 

PLANT SALE    -  Saturday 12th May  2.30pm – 4pm

FUND RAISING EVENT.  Please bring plants for sale.  Label and price each plant.  If you wish, bring plants for sale on a 50:50 basis and add an extra label (indelibly marked with your name and cost).  Please support our only fund raising event – very important.

 

Every member was given a packet of seeds to go away and propagate for the plant sale.  Please begin propagating asap.....

CLUB PROGRAMME FOR REMAINDER OF 2018

Meetings in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, Faringdon, SN7 7RA

First Thursday of the month at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Membership per annum £10. Visitors £2.50.

 

PLANT SALE    -  Saturday 12th May  2.30pm – 4pm

 

FUND RAISING EVENT.  Please bring plants for sale.  Label and price each plant.  If you wish, bring plants for sale on a 50:50 basis and add an extra label (indelibly marked with your name and cost).  Please support our only fund raising event – very important.

 

Every member has been given a packet of seeds to go away and propagate for the plant sale. 

If everyone brings 10 plants at 50p x 80 members = £400 =HELP TOWARDS QUALITY SPEAKERS!

To download our 2018 programme, please click link below
White Horse Gardening Club 2018 programme
Garden_Club_2018.pdf
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KEEPING FIT FOR THE GARDEN

Just a reminder that there is a Walking Group on the 1st Wednesday of the month, leaving Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall at 9.30am. Usually

4 – 5 miles around Uffington for approx. a 2 hour walk and sometimes we car share and visit a nearby village etc.

 

There is also a Cycling Group – on the 2nd  Wednesday of the month, again leaving THMH at 9.30am for approx. a 2 hour gentle cycle ride with coffee break.  Further information from me or see www.Uffington.net.

 

Hope you can join us!  Any questions, please contact Lilly, Pam or Verity.

 

Lilly - lilly@newhaven4.co.uk  (820143), Pam - parrottspreene@aol.com (820251) , Verity  - verity@cavanagh1000.plus.com (820683)

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