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.
Summertime is here - enjoy.
The WHGC Committee has great pleasure in announcing that the autumn programme will proceed in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall but with regulations in force to control the spread of COVID-19 by abiding with Government legislation and THMH temporary emergency arrangements. We apologise that there will be restrictions on the number of members permitted to attend meetings.
Good News - The THMH has installed a high-tech Audio-Visual system, providing sound and vision to all - includes loop system for hard of hearing - no falling asleep!
Please note the following:
A. Use hand sanitizer on entering/leaving the building
B. Maintain 2 metre social distancing at all times
C. Use of toilets – one in one out.
D. Face masks are obligatory unless health issues.
E. Do not touch curtains or other surfaces
F. Personal belongings (coats, bags etc) must be kept by owner. Do not use coat hooks.
G. If you should fall ill with COVID-19 (within 14 days) after attending meeting please inform WHGC Committee who will pass onto THMH Committee.
MEETING - THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM
VENUE: Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall
TALK: 'MICHAELMAS DAISIES'
SPEAKER: Bob Brown from the COTSWOLD GARDEN FLOWERS www.cgf.net.
PLANTS FOR SALE.
NOTE: Numbers are limited to 30! Places allocated on a first come first served basis. Please email me ASAP to apply for a place. Meeting only open to members.
Seating is arranged respecting a 2 metre social distance - please do not move chairs.
Plants will be for sale after the talk, forming a queue respecting 2 metre SD.
Raffle: Donations please on entrance for chance to win plant/£10 voucher - names of everyone attending will go into pot to be drawn by speaker.
Video of meeting to be uploaded to YOUTUBE (we hope - details to follow).
REMAINDER OF THE AUTUMN PROGRAMME
THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER
TALK: THE CARE AND PRUNING OF FRUIT TREES AND BUSHES.
Christopher Lanczak from Waterperry.
THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER (re-arranged from April)
TALK: HOW TO GROW CLEMATIS SUCCESSFULLY
Marcus Dancer www.clematisplants.co.uk
THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER
TALK: FLORA AND LANDSCAPES OF SICILY
Nick Wray, Curator of Bristol Botanic Garden
THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER
AGM AND TALK: STAY GROUNDED. By Jane Rennells
Samples of coffee and festive refreshments - to be reviewed.
Hilary Deakin (Visits Secretary) will be available to take your name, contact details and payment at the monthly meetings. Please bring cash/cheque book – thank you. A receipt/ticket will be issued.
If you cannot attend or would like to go on a visit please contact Hilary on 01367-820542 or email@example.com
First Thursday of the month at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.
Social distancing and limited numbers until further notice in order to comply with current local and national rules
Membership per annum £10 (includes a free packet of seeds). Visitors £2.50. Raffle £1.
Annual Membership remains the same at £10 per annum with a small anomaly this year as we change our programme over to the academic year (see below for more details). Visitors: £2.50.
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.
AGM CHANGE OF DATE.
From 2020 the date of the AGM will change to September. Therefore, leaving the December/ Christmas meeting as a celebration, and not issuing new membership cards. *£10 subscription has remained the same for a while now and we don't wish to raise it. However, it would give our resources a little boost if, having paid full membership, as usual, this December, we paid again when we start our ‘new’ year in September 2020. We should thus be effectively paying twice for four months, September, October, November and December 2020, giving the club a one-off bonus of £3.33 a member. Thereafter things would revert to ‘normal’ but with new membership cards in September for 1920/21. We will ask for a vote on this change at the AGM.
THE GENERAL DATA PROTECT REGULATIONS (GDPR)
On the 25th May 2018 the GDPR law becomes effective. This new law replaces the current Data Protection Act and inevitably changes the way we must organise our affairs. To comply with this legislation we need your explicit permission if we are to continue to contact you by email and hold basic information.
The WHGC Committee has drawn up a GDPR Policy which will be reviewed at the AGM.
All members will be required to tick a box on their membership form (annually) to say that they agree to the WHGC holding their name, address, telephone number(s) and email address and agree to be contacted by email about WHGC matters.
Membership forms will be available at the Plant Sale and on the Shelllingford visit for updating otherwise at future meetings.
NB: Non- members on the email circulation list must email me to confirm that they agree to remain on the list which is only held by the Chairman. Unless you do so you will unfortunately miss out on important news and exciting updates from the WHGC.
The Wednesday walks restarted from July 2020 with arrangements in place to comply with the current social distancing rules. Meet at the THMH as usual.