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 and Update





This is a RECORD for the club and we are overwhelmed by the amount.

Thank you to all members for donating plants and buying plants and especially the stall holders.

 A very enjoyable social event and goes to show that true gardeners are not put off by the odd shower of rain.

Perfect weather for plants!


The amount of money raised means we can commit to first class speakers for 2022 and in fact have already booked:

Fergus Garrett , Head Gardener of Great Dixter to talk in January via Zoom!


We do plan to return to the hall for the meetings asap but to Kick Start 2022 in January, a Zoom meeting seemed appropriate.

Next Meeting

Detals to follow


DATE:  Thursday 24th June at 6pm

BUCKLAND GARDENS (5 in total)    Free to members.  A beautiful sunny evening has been booked!

Mrs Shirley Chaddock is kindly organising this visit and we will meet at her house to start and finish with refreshments.

Address:  4, Church Court, Buckland SN7 8QW.  DO NOT PARK HERE.   NB:  Parking arrangements will be sent out later.

If you wish to attend please email Patricia Dalrymple pjdalrymple@btinternet.com.


DATE:  Thursday 1st July

10.30am.  BRAMDEAN HOUSE, Alresford, Hants  SQ24 0JU.  Courtesy of Edward & Leonora Wakefield.

Fee:  £10 includes tour and refreshments.  

2.30pm.  MAVERLEYS GARDEN, East Lane, Hants RG20 0AA.

Fee:  £10 includes tour and refreshments.

Numbers are limited on both these gardens so please apply for a place asap to Patricia Dalrymple (email as above)

Payments only when Patricia emails to confirm you have a place please

Payment by BACS with reference: surnameBRA = Bramdean or MAV = Maverleys  e.g. smithBRA, SmithMAV or SmithBRA&MAV

Bank transfer:  sort code is 090153,  account number 28382280, account name - White Horse Gardening Club


DATE:  Wednesday 14th July

2.00pm.  ENGLEFIELD HOUSE AND GARDENS, Theale, Reading RG7 5EN

Fee:  £8 includes tour.  Refreshments available from estate cafe.  Plants for sale in estate garden centre.

Please apply for a place by email to Patricia Dalrymple as above.

Payment details as above with ref:  surnameENG

Any queries on above please do contact me, Pamela at parrottspreene@aol.com.


Any queries on above please do contact me, Pamela at parrottspreene@aol.com.

A list of those attending and and further details will be emailed on the Monday before each visit:

Buckland Visit on Thursday 24 June - email on Monday 21st June 

Bramdean and Malverley visits on Thursday 1st July - email on Monday 28th June.

Englefield visit on Wednesday 14th July - email on Monday 12th July.

Transport for all these visits will be by individual cars or car sharing, if appropriate.

Visits Administration

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 hilary@humanaspects.co.uk

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


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.



1.  The recent talk on HYDRANGEAS by Sally Gregson was captivating and provided so much information.

Sally sent the following:  It was such a pleasure to talk to the White Horse Gardening Club last night. They were such an enthusiastic audience.

I mentioned that Mill Cottage Plants is in the throes of closing down, but we do have plants left, sheltering from the frosts either under cold glass or overnight 

fleeces. Downloadable below is a  list of plants remaining for sale. The prices are mostly: £13.50 or £15 for the hydrangea; £5 and £6.50 for the epimediums, and the remainder vary from £5 to £6.50. All prices are subject to 20% discount.


2.  Primrose Hall Peonies have been in contact regarding an Open Day - details downloadbale from link belowWe now have a 'Peony Nursery Open Day' available to book online which includes a tour, talk and plants/gifts accessible to purchase.  I wondered if your members may be interested in visiting us.

Open Day Primrose Hall Peonies.pdf
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Open Day Primrose Hall Peonies.pdf
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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.


Bank transfer:  sort code is 090153,  account number 28382280, account name - White Horse Gardening Club, reference WHGC + surname.


Please email  Patricia (pjdalrymple@btinternet.com)  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.

WHGC 2020 Accounts V2
WHGC Accouts 2020.pdf
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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.

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