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.
A Happy Gardening New Year 2021
On that note I would like to quote the following:
"So I am nominating this year for Slow Gardening. Chill out. Relax. Observe. Take time to admire the way a seedling pushes through the earth, its back humped into croquet hoop with the effort. Even if its a seedling of a weed like groundsel, its still a miracle of tenacity and endurance. Grow something from seed yourself. If its something useful - basil, coriander, rocket - so much the better. Plant a tree. Train a clematis. In the garden at least, if in no other part of our lives, we can dream a future."
From 'The Curious Gardener' by Anna Pavord - highly recommended.
The COVID crisis has once again resulted in a 'Lockdown' and therefore we will not be meeting in the THMH for the February Meeting. Val Bourne who was booked to speak in person is not happy to use Zoom, so we are fortunate to have secured Tamsin Westhorpe - see below.
Thank you to everyone who supported the AGM and for paying your membership fee - via cash, cheque and BACs. To date there are around 45 paid up members which is good news for the club.
If you haven't joined yet please consider doing so soon, as it is vital the membership remains constant in order to conduct the planned programme for 2021.
Bank transfer: sort code is 090153, account number 28382280, account name - White Horse Gardening Club, reference WHGC + surname.
Please email Patricia (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inform her of your payment - thank you.
Payment by cash/cheque (payable to WHGC) - in envelope with your name on. (Patricia Dalrymple, South View Farm, Uffington SN7 7RQ)
Membership cards have been/will be delivered locally otherwise posted as collection at meetings is not possible.
DATE: Thursday 4th February
VENUE: via Zoom
SUBJECT: The Spring Garden
SPEAKER: Tamsin Westhorpe
Tamsin is a well-known garden writer, podcaster and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Judge. She is also the gardener at her family garden in
Herefordshire. For seven years she was the editor of The English Garden magazine - now freelance she has written for Gardens Illustrated, Gardeners’ World, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and many more
national publications. Her recent book ‘Diary of a modern country gardener’ was book of the week in the Daily Mail this March and was picked by Anna Pavord as one of the top four gardening
diaries of our time in The Sunday Times this in December.
Her podcast, Fresh from the pod, is regularly in the top ten in the chart and she has recently interviewed Alan Titchmarsh and Roy Lancaster.
However exciting her media career may be she still likes to be described as a hands on gardener.
The Zoom link will be sent out nearer the time.
Please note that t is important that you mute yourself and turn video off, otherwise it is a distraction to others.
REMAINDER OF THE SPRING PROGRAMME
‘Trees – under the canopy’
By Ben Jones, Curator of Oxford Botanic Garden Arboretum
‘Peonies – how to plant, grow and propagate’
By Alec White from Primrose Hall Peonies
By Sally Gregson from Mill Cottage Plants.
Plants for sale. www.millcottageplants.co.uk
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.
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.