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.
Our Autumn Show was held on Saturday 8th September. Thankyou to everyone who made it such a great success this year - competitors, visitors and those who organised the day. With over 400 entries, the Community Hall was full of colour and a wonderful sight.
G Timms Memorial Trophy, best exhibit vegetables: Mr John Mower
Mrs J Mitchell Trophy, most points vegetables: Mr John Mower
J I T Bryce Trophy, most points flowers: Mr Hugh Richards
Mr J Oakley Trophy, best exhibit cut flowers: Mr John Mower
Parham Trophy, most points floral art: Mrs Stephanie Coupland
Robert Bryce Tropy, best exhibit floral art: Mrs Chris Hodge
Mrs E M Oakley Memorial Trophy, most points cookery: Mrs Stephanie Coupland
Simpson Trophy, most points handicraft: Mrs Liz King
J & S Mower Trophy, most points ladies: Mrs Liz King
E Howe Trophy, most points men: Mr John Mower
Club potato competition, heaviest crop: Mrs Rosemary McCarville
Children 7 and under: Annabelle Bryce (1st), Leo Hewlett (2nd), Lilia Langton (3rd)
Children 8 and over: Edward Harvey (1st), George Langton (2nd)
12-16s: Holly Friston and Charlie Harvey (joint 1st)
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, Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland, Hyde Hall, RHS Wisley Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and The Old Vicarage in East Ruston, Norfolk (see below).
Gardening Club Trip Sunday 15th July
A full coach of 52 people set off for East Ruston Vicarage Gardens in Norfolk on a very hot morning. Due to the road closure we had to do a detour via Bildeston and Needham Market so once we arrived everyone was very hot and very keen to get a coffee and lunch.
Following food etc, we had about 4 hours to look around the gardens which were beautiful. Lots of colour, although the ground was dry. A great garden to visit if you ever in Norfolk. Great day had by all. See below for details of our next trip. Stephanie Coupland.
Gardening Club Trip - Sunday 14th October
Following a very successful trip to East Ruston, another trip has been organised for Sunday 14th October to Sheffield Park & Gardens, Uckfield, East Sussex.
These gardens are well known for their autumn colours. It would involve an early start and leaving late afternoon because of light. It is a bit of a longer journey but there will be a "comfort stop" and there ar tea rooms for lunch or tea at the venue.
Cost to include entrance, travel and tip for driver - £30. Free entrance for National Trust and RHS members so coach/tip only - £19.
There are still a few places available. If you are interested in going, please let Steph Coupland know as soon as possible: email@example.com 07787581390