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 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.
GARDENING CLUB TRIPS
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, Hyde Hall, RHS Wisley and last year, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve (see below).
Gardening Club Trips - 2018
This year I am looking at organising TWO trips, one in the Summer and one in the Autumn. Both will be on a Sunday and non-members are welcome too.
Sunday 15th July
East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk NR12 9HN
The Gardens are very interesting. The owners have changed opening times this year to 12.00 - 5.30pm; they also have a tea rom that offers light lunches between 12.00 -2.00pm. We could therefore have a 'comfort stop' at Goodies Farm Shop, before arriving at East Ruston for 12 noon.
Cost to include entrance, travel and tip for driver approx £22.00 depending on numbers.
Sunday 14th October
Sheffield Park & Gardens, Uckfield. East Sussex, TN22 3QX
These gardens are well known for their autumn colours. We would have to make an early start and leave late afternoon (say 4.00pm) because of light. It is a bit of a longer journey but we can have a 'comfort stop', and there are tea rooms etc for lunch or tea at the venue.
Cost to include entrance, travel and tip for driver approx £27.50 also depending on numbers. National Trust and RHS Members entrance is free, cost for travel only £16.00
If you are interested in coming to one or both please let me know. No money required until nearer date of trip.
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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