Gardening Club

Chairman:  Mr J Mower
Treasurer:  Mrs J Girling
Secretary:  Mrs C Leney
Judges' Secretary:  Mrs L Couzens
Trip Organiser:  Mrs S Coupland
President:  Mr I Bryce
Vice-Presidents:  Mrs H Agate OBE, Mrs J Bostock, Mr D Page,
Mr M Deakin, Mr C Leney

Spring Show – March
It seems a long time ago.  What a great show it was.  Thanks to all who entered and all who supported us.  Nice to see new exhibitors!  Looking forward to the September show.
Club hyacinth John Mower
Most points floral art Gilly Thomson
Best exhibit Chris Hodge
Best exhibit cut flowers & plants Peter Eaton
Moist points cookery Frances Self
Most points handicraft Gilly Thomson
Most points gentlemen Hugh Richards
Most points ladies Gilly Thomson
Children 7 and under George Langton
Children 8 and over Holly FristonVice-Presidents:  Mrs H Agate OBE, Mrs J Bostock, Mr D Page, Mr M Deakin, Mr C Leney

The Gardening Club holds annual Spring and Autumn Shows in the Community Hall, details of which are published in The Link, and an annual lunch for all members.  


G Timms Memorial Trophy for best exhibit, vegetables: Mr John Mower
Mrs J Mitchell Trophy for most points, vegetables Div. 1: Mr John Mower
J I T Bryce Trophy for most points, flowers inc pot plants: Mr Hugh Richards
Mr J Oakley Trophy for best exhibit, cut flowers & pot plants:
Mr John Mower
Parham Trophy for most points, floral art:  
Mrs Stephanie Coupland
Robert Bryce Trophy for best exhibit, floral art:  
Mrs Chris Hodge
Mrs E M Oakley Memorial Trophy for most points, cookery:  
Mrs Stephanie Coupland
Simpson Trophy for most points, handicraft:  
Mrs Gilly Thomson
J & S Mower Trophy for most points, Ladies:  
Mrs Liz King
E Howe Trophy for most points, Mens:  
Mr J Mower & Mr H Richards
Club Trophies:
Children 7 and under:  George Langton
Children 8 and over:  Elizabeth Butcher
12-16 years:  Holly Friston & Emma Leney


Class 25 - Club Potato 2017

John Mower 6lb 9oz (2,971)
Peter Eaton 5lb 6oz (2,423)
Alison Martin 5lb 2oz (2,328)
Liz King 4lb 2oz (1,865)
Hugh Richards 4lb 1oz (1,844)
Marina Gray 1lb 7oz (0.640)
Ian Bryce 1lb 6oz (0.634)
Alan Hodge 12oz (0.345)


A trip is also organised every year to different gardens which in the past have included Marks Hall Arboretum and Gardens, Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge Botanic Gardens, The Old Vicarage in East Ruston, Norfolk, Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland and last year, Hyde Hall (photos below), RHS Wisley and this year, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve (see below).

Trip to Pensthorpe Nature Reserve - 16th July 2017.

49 People went on the trip and although the weather was a bit overcast with the occasional misty shower, a great time was had by all.

Lovely walks around the lakes watching all the ducks and geese. So many different breeds - wonderful sight to see them. There is a lot of conservation work going on as well. Such a great place to visit. Stephanie Coupland