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

The summer has arrived so time to relax and enjoy our gardens.  In the recent heat wave sitting in a shady spot with a cool drink was perfect.

 

The visit on 1st June to The Mill House and Summer House, in Woolstone was blessed with fine weather while everyone enjoyed the delights of these two beautiful gardens and the opportunity to socialise with other members.

Thank you to Justin Spink.

 

Next Meeting - Thursday 6th July - 6:30 pm

 

WILL BE A VISIT to Eastleach House Garden, Eastleach Martin, Cirencester GL7 3NW www.eastleachhouse.com

 

The cost is £12 which includes an introductory talk & leaflet with plan of garden. Numbers are limited to 30. (2 places available). Car sharing.  Limited parking at the house for disabled or infirm, otherwise please park on road outside main gate.

 

For those having supper, please park in pub car park and allow 5 min walk to house.

 

Optional supper in The Victoria Inn at 8pm – see attached menu.

 

Please confirm if you wish to have supper and your choice of food + any dietary requirements by midnight Sunday 2nd July.  Thank you.        

 

Menu for the Victoria Inn
Pamela_menu_Jun17.pdf
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NOTICES

Free Plant Pots

Mike Oldnall has asked if anyone in the Garden Club would like a few dozen plastic plant pots from purchased plants (3-6”).  Contact him by email - mike.oldnall@uffington.net (after 16 July please)

Bulb Orders

 

Joanna Sadler is kindly doing the bulb order again with Peter Nyssen and they generally stock both Crocus tommasinianus and Narcissus pseudonarcissus lobularis (the wild daffodil) as mentioned by Mary Keen. Plus many other bulbs of course.

Catalogue will be circulated in May/June.  If you would like a copy please let Joanna know on  01367-820243 or brian.sadler@talk21.com BUT, please note that the Peter Nyssen bulb catalogue is delayed.  Please see their website for details.

Other Events

VISITS 2017

 

THURSDAY  6th July 6.30pm

 

Visit to Eastleach House Garden, Eastleach Martin, Cirencester GL7 3NW

£12  includes introductory talk & leaflet with plan of garden.

Numbers limited to 30.  2 spaces only left.  Car sharing.  Supper in local pub.

www.eastleachhouse.com

 

SATURDAY 5th August  at midday

 

Visit to Coton Manor Gardens, Coton Road, Northampton NN6 8RQ.

£6 per person.  Lunch/teas available.  Car sharing.

www.cotonmanor.co.uk

 

 Forms will be available to sign up for visits at the meeting or email Pamela

 

CLUB PROGRAMME FOR REMAINDER OF 2017

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

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.

To download our 2017 programme, please click link below
White Horse Gardening Club 2017 programme
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KEEPING FIT FOR THE GARDEN

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.

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