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. 

Next Meeting - Thursday 6thApril 7.30pm

 

IN THOMAS HUGHES MEMORIAL HALL, UFFINGTON, SN7 7RA

 

Summer Container planting’: ideas for problem areas. Tips to make your hot spots, shady areas, windy corners and eyesores a little more enticing this year.  A talk/demonstration by Harriet Rycroft. For more information see Harriet’s blog called

A Parrot's Nest at harrietrycroft.com or garden courses at mygardenschool.com .

 

Members free. (Annual membership £10). Visitors: £2.50.  Raffle £1

Club News

 

We are surrounded in blossom reminding us that spring is certainly here and summer just around the corner.  The day light hours longer and the warmth of the sun is very welcome.

 

The March meeting on ‘Changing Planting Styles’ by Mary Keen (see photo below) was thought provoking on the many different themes available to try in our own gardens. We look forward to visiting Mary Keen’s garden on 18th May.

 

Notices

THE MEGA PLANT SALE

 

A very important date is: SATURDAY 13th MAY.  2.30 - 4.00 pm. 

 

Please bring plants for sale. If every member brings 6 plants for sale at 50p the club will make £200+.  This will help fund the speakers for next year.   Please support our main fund raising event.  Label and price each plant. If you wish to sell your plants on a 50:50 basis please add an extra label to each one with your name and the cost.     Bring your friends, neighbours and relatives and anyone else!

 

If you can help set up at 1pm and/or clear away we would be very grateful.  Thanks.

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

Other Events

VISITS 2017

 

THURSDAY 18th MAY  6.00pm - VIST FULL

Visit to Mary Keen”s garden at The Old Rectory, Duntisbourne Rous, Cirencester GL7 7AP.    £10  including refreshments.  Car sharing.

www.keengardener.com

An email confirming names and directions etc will be sent out nearer the time.

 

THURSDAY 1st June  6.00pm

Visit to The Mill House, Woolstone, courtesy of Justin Spink.

£5 members. £7.50 visitors.  Refreshments.

www.justinspink.com

 

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.  Car sharing.  Supper in local pub tbc.

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 April

‘Summer Container planting’: ideas for problem areas. Tips to make your hot spots, shady areas, windy corners and eyesores a little more enticing this year.  

A talk/demonstration by Harriet Rycroft.

 

SATURDAY 13th MAY.  2.30 - 4.00 pm. 

Plant Sale Please bring plants for sale. Please support our main fund raising event, and bring your friends. Label and price each plant. If you wish to sell your plants on a 50:50 basis please add an extra label to each one with your name and the cost.

 

Thursday 18th May

Visit to Mary Keen’s garden at The Old Rectory, Duntisbourne Rous, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7AP.  £10 per person to include refreshments.

 

Thursday 1st June

Visit to The Mill House, Woolstone, courtesy of Justin Spink. £5 members, £7.50  visitors, inc. refreshments.     www.justinspink.com

 

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
Garden_Club_2017.pdf
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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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