Meetings & Events

Outing to Dale Farm Dereham

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 14:00

Dear Garden Club Members,

Following on from my earlier email regarding the cancellation of our Summer Show on the 18th August I have really good news in that I have secured a private visit to Dale Farm gardens in Dereham for the same day at 2.00 pm. For obvious reasons they cannot supply teas/coffees and cakes as they normally do, but we can certainly bring our own. Cost is £5 per person and we would open the invitation up to any guests you may wish to bring.

Graham Watts, the owner of Dale Farm, gave the club a very interesting talk on Dale Farm last year entitled ' The Making of a Garden' and the slides whetted our appetite to see the gardens for ourselves. I have been before and I am sure you will not be disappointed when you see them.

You can check the garden out on the following link https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/22394/.

They have had parties of upto 40 following Government Covid Guidelines so we can feel very safe during our visit.

This is a great opportunity to dust off the cobwebs after lockdown and it would be really great to see you all again - it's been a longtime, so if you can make the effort to join us that would be fantastic.

Payment would be on the day, but we really do need a good turn-out, otherwise we may have to cancel which would be a shame after the effort we have put in bringing this to you. Therefore, so we can gauge numbers, can I please ask you to confirm if you wish to join us and the names of any guests you wish to bring.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

 

Location:

Dale Farm Sandy Lane Dereham Norfolk NR19 2EA

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

Summer Show 2020 CANCELLED

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 19:30

Summer Show and Social Evening CANCELLED

A lighthearted, slightly competitive evening with something for everyone.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

SEPTEMBER MEETING CANCELLED

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 19:45

Mrs Robin McDonald CANCELLED

‘Botanic and other Gardens’

Robin is the President of the Orchid Society and founder of the Paphiopedilum Society. Robin is also a member of the Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural Society and has run their shows for several years. Robin has expanded her interest in plants, especially wild plants to such an extent that she is able to give talks on many horticultural subjects. But for us she will be talking about the wonderful gardens from around the world, including Gothenburg Botanic and Keukenhof Gardens.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

OCTOBER MEETING

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 19:45

Johnny Walkers

‘The A-Z of Bulbs’

Johnny has worked at Taylors Bulbs for more than 25 years. Johnny is known as having the “Midas Touch” for his huge haul of awards at both Chelsea and Harrogate flower shows, where he has racked up 23 consecutive Chelsea Gold Medals and numerous Premier Awards at the Harrogate Flower Show for displays of multiple daffodil varieties, many of which are flowering out of season.

Also:

Autumn Bag Sale

Please bring surplus plants in one or more bags to be sold at £1 per bag.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

NOVEMBER MEETING

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 19:45

Jane Steward

‘The Wonderful Medlar, Our Forgotten Fruit’

Jane is owner of Eastgate Larder, specialist grower and producer of medlar preserves. Jane will talk about her passion for reviving the medlar and the orchard they have planted at Eastgate.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

DECEMBER MEETING

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 19:00

Tuesday December 8th Or 15th (to be confirmed)

It’s Christmas Party Time, starts at 7pm. 

 

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

JANUARY MEETING

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 19:45

Will Fitch

‘Badgers, Ecosystem Diversifiers’

Will of the The Norfolk Badger Trust will look at badger ecology, how they impact on other species, as well as the impact badgers have on people AND GARDENS! The talk will be light-hearted and a little humorous in places

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

FEBRUARY MEETING

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 19:45

Professor Tom Williamson

‘Humphry Repton and his Norfolk Parks and Gardens’

Tom is a Professor of History at the UEA and is a landscape historian and landscape archaeologist. He is currently involved with the Gardens Trusts of Hertfordshire and Norfolk in researching the work of the designer Humphry Repton in these two counties.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

MARCH MEETING

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 19:45

Bob Coutts

‘Gardening for Spring’

Bob, who is a professional gardener and retired Head Gardener at Somerleyton Hall, has a wealth of horticultural knowledge and has given many talks to the Gardening Club on numerous subjects. Back by popular demand the ‘talk’ (which, from past experience, will be very hands-on and descriptive) is very apt for this time of year.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

APRIL MEETING & AGM

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 19:30

AGM at 7.30 followed by:

Martyn Davey

‘The Allotment and Vegetable Growing’

This talk should prove very popular as many members and guests not only grow vegetables but also operate allotment plots. The talk will not only be of interest to vegetable growers as Martyn focuses on soil and pest control as well.

 

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

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