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.
'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!' (John Keats)
Further to the recent email this is a reminder of the next WHGC Meeting which will take place in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington - hooray!
DATE: THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 7.30pm.
Chris Lanczak from Waterperry Gardens will be talking on 'GROWING AND CARING FOR FRUIT TREES'.
Please bring along your apples and other fruits to be identified.
RAFFLE - £1 (In order not to form a queue please deposit £1 in box and collect numbered ticket)
The Committee are delighted that we are finally retuning to the THMH and wish to mark the occasion by offering everyone a drink (prosecco, orange juice, fizzy water). Please arrive in good time to enjoy your drink before the meeting commences.
NB: Attached below are the WHGC Hire of THMH Regulations as of 19h July 21. Please read.
We are required to keep a list of all those attending for 21 days, therefore please apply to me by email for a place.
Visitors are welcome but also need to apply for a place and pay £2.50 on arrival.
Seats will not be allocated.
The THMH will be well ventilated with windows and doors open so warm clothing may be appropriate!
Please be aware that there could be a large number of people attending and it would be advisable to wear a mask when not seated.
Looking forward to WHGC Meeting in the village hall after such a long absence and hope that you will all be able to attend.
Pamela Preene (On behalf of the White Horse Garden Club Committee - Verity Cavangah, Jane Cracknell, Patricia Dalrymple, Hilary Deakin, June Henville, Janey Nelson)
Visits completed for 2021 - 2022 programme will follow
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
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 (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.
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.