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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY YOUR GARDENS FLOURISH
We look forward to the 2020 Garden Club programme of informative talks and visits.
The Garden Club Committee is pleased to adopt two new members: Janey Nelson and June Henville
The lucky seven committee members are now:
Verity Cavanagh, Jane Cracknell, Patricia Dalrymple, Hilary Deakin, June Henville, Janey Nelson, Pamela Preene
Rose at the Uffington Stores has many packets of seeds for a donation to the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust. - see in shop.
The first meeting of the year is on THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY AT 7.30PM
'THE YEAR ROUND BULB GARDEN'
An illustrated talk by Lady Christine Skelmersdate of Broadleigh Gardens, Somerset. www.broadleighbulbs.co.uk
Christine Skelmersdale is a lecturer, writer and nurserywoman who has been the Managing Director of Broadleigh Gardens, a nursery which specialises in smaller bulbs, woodland and foliage plants for 40 years.
Author of 'A Gardener's Guide to Bulbs' which will be available to purchase. Copies of Broadleigh Gardens catalogue will also be abailable on the evening. A list of bulbs which Lady Skelmersdale will use for the talk can be downloaded from the link below - some paper copies will be available on the evening.
FUND RAISING EVENT.
Please bring plants for sale. Label and price each plant (2 labels).
Every member has a free packet of seeds to propagate plants for the sale.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE ONLY FUND RAISING EVENT.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
First Thursday of the month at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.
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.
THURSDAY 4 JUNE VISIT to Bramdean Garden SO24 0JU. £10 includes tour and refreshments. Car share. 10.30am.
THURSDAY 4 JUNE VISIT to Maverleys Garden RG20 0AA. £10 includes tour and refreshments. 2.15pm.
THURSDAY 18 JUNE VISIT to Buckland Gardens. Free for members. £2.50 visitors. Tour and refreshments. Car share.
THURSDAY 2 JULY VISIT to BRISTOL BOTANIC GARDEN BS9 1JG. £8 includes tour. Car share. 10.30am
WEDNESDAY 15 JULY VISIT to Englefield House Garden RG7 5EN. £7.50 includes tour. Refreshments available. 2.00pm. Car share.
SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER VISIT to Wisley Flower Show with Barnes Coaches. £21 members £23 visitors. 9am depart & 6pm return.
The full 2020 programme can be downloaded from the link below.
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.