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

A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE

 

The snowdrops and aconites have appeared from their underground retreat so spring is on the way – time to start gardening!

Next Meeting - Thursday 1st February – The Creative Shrub Garden

 

The Creative Shrub Garden and how to create lasting plant combinations using shrubs.  By Andy McIndoe, former MD of Hilliers. ndy’s recent book ‘ The Creative Shrub Garden’ will be on sale.

 

www.andymcindoe.com

 

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

NOTICES

MEMBERSHIP £10

 

All new members will receive a free packet of seeds. Please 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.

 

Just to tempt everyone to join for 2018 the first 2 events are as follows:

 

Thursday 1st February – The Creative Shrub Garden: how to create lasting plant combinations using shrubs.  By Andy McIndoe, former MD of Hilliers.

 

Thursday 1st  March – Summer Flowers from Seed: wonderful annuals and biennials.  By Derry Watkins, acclaimed owner of Special Plants Nursery, Chippenham.

Followed by a visit on 3rd May.

2018 WHITE HORSE GARDEN CLUB CALENDAR available to purchase for only £5.00.  Only 5 remianing.

 

This is a first for the Club and we are looking for feedback/comments.  If successful we will repeat next year. 

For all photography enthusiasts please send us your pictures from visits throughout the year and they may appear in the next calendar.

SHRIVENHAM AND STANFORD GARDEN CLUB EVENTS

 

Shrivenham and District Gardening Club are celebrating their 20th anniversary and to do this they have booked Chris Beardshaw to come and talk.  This will take place on Tuesday 6 March at 7.30pm

 

Tickets £10 can be purchase from Steph or IV Florist or PO in Shrivenham.  Ticket sales are limited to 150.    There will be a bar, grand raffle and the opportunity to buy one of Chris's books.   Many thanks    Steph Muir , Shrivenham and District Gardening Club.  (stephmuir@btinternet.com)

Stanford in the Vale Garden Club  have a holiday in Dublin organized in May.  £899 per person departing on 31st May for 6 days.  See attached for details or printed version at meeting.

Rosemary Packer    (Secretary Stanford in the Vale Gardening Club), 15 Spencers Close. Stanford in The Vale, Faringdon, SN7 8NG.  Tel: 01367 710445    rarapacker@gmail.com

Dublin holiday brochure
Trip information and booking form
Dublin Bloom GT Blank.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.8 MB]

Visits Programme 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 Deakin (Visits Secretary) will be available at the February, March and April meetings with appropriate lists etc  for you to sign up and pay.  So please bring cash/cheque along to  these meetings.

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

 

To download our 2018 programme, please click link below
White Horse Gardening Club 2018 programme
Garden_Club_2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [214.0 KB]

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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