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.
We can now indulge ourselves with the fruits of our labours, enjoying both beautiful gardens and bountiful harvests.
Thursday 6th July was a visit to Eastleach House Garden, near Cirencester.
The weather was kind to us whilst we wandered around this amazing Cotswold Garden with its Arts & Crafts House. A garden of many parts: shrub walk, woodland pond, formal lily pond, rill garden (picture above) etc. The garden had developed over a period of time since Mr and Mrs Richards took ownership in 1982.
Some of us then had supper at The Victoria Inn in Eastleach. A most enjoyable summers evening.
Next Meeting - Saturday 5th August - 12 noon
WILL BE A VISIT to Coton Manor Gardens, Coton Road, Northampton NN6 8RQ. www.cotonmanor.co.uk
£6 per person. Lunch/teas available. Car sharing – please co-ordinate.
Attendees: Liz Welch, Jenny Huggett, Janey Nelson, Susie McCullough, Geoff Rumble, Julie Rumble, Rose Church, Judy Vaughan-Williams, Margaret Prentice, Alison Corley, Heather Smith, Sally Hall, Christine Smith, Fenella Oberman, Barbara Lay, David Lay, Bill Mitchell = 17.
On arrival please mention that you are with the White Horse Garden Club which gives a group entry fee of £6 per person.
If you have any queries please contact Alison Corley 01367-240389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder that we are back in the hall for talks from September, starting with Kathy Brown ‘The Edible Flower Garden’ on Thursday 7 September at 7.30pm. More details to follow in due course.
SATURDAY 5th August at midday
Visit to Coton Manor Gardens, Coton Road, Northampton NN6 8RQ.
£6 per person. Lunch/teas available. Car sharing.
Forms will be available to sign up for visits at the meeting or email Pamela
First Thursday of the month at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Membership per annum £10. Visitors £2.50.
Thursday 6th July
Visit to Eastleach House Gardens. £12 per person to include introductory talk & leaflet with plan of the garden. Numbers limited to 30 . Supper in local pub. tbc.
SATURDAY 5th August Visit to Coton Manor gardens, Coton Rd, Coton, Northampton NN6 8RQ. The garden opens at 12noon. £6 per head. Car sharing. Lunch/teas available. There is a good nursery and café.
Thursday 7th September
‘The Edible Flower Garden’.
Talk by Kathy Brown will tell us about the inspiration behind her garden. www.kathybrownsgarden.com
Thursday 5th October
‘The A – Z of Roses’ by Simon White, Garden Centre Manager at Peter Beales Roses.
Plants for Sale. www.peterbealesroses.com
Thursday 2nd November
‘Digging deeper - a gentle look at garden science as it relates to soil and plant growth’.
A talk by Paul Williams, Head Gardener at Whichford Pottery. www.pw-horticulture.com
Thursday 7th December
AGM, followed by ‘Gin - distilling and botanicals’, with gins to sample.
A talk by Majestic Wine. Seasonal refreshments included. Visitors £3.
Just a reminder that there is a Walking Group on the 1st Wednesday of the month, leaving Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall at 9.30am for approx. a 2 hour walk.
There is also a Cycling Group – on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, again leaving THMH at 9.30am for approx. a 2 hour gentle cycle ride with coffee break. Further information from me or see www.Uffington.net.