We are delighted to have resumed our monthly club meetings from Tuesday 10th August, our first since March 2020! They are all on Tuesday evenings in the Village Hall and the presentations start at 7.30pm so members generally arrive about 7.15.
We will initially be running without our usual refreshments and competition until we all settle back in; we ask members to wear masks on entry, thereafter they are optional. As we will not collect annual subscriptions until next year’s usual renewal date, we have asked members who come along to pay £3 on arrival towards costs, which will include entry into our reinstated monthly raffle. Our programme for the rest of this year is as follows, showing speakers and their subjects:
August 10th – Jeff Bates – ‘Vegetables for Small Gardens’
September 14th – Christine & Max Maughan – ‘Gardening for Butterflies’
October 12th – Justin Harrison – ‘Winter Colour’
November 9th – Jason Smith – ‘Dahlias’
December 14th – Christmas Social Evening
During the enforced break, we were able to offer our members the opportunity to attend a wide range of Zoom meetings courtesy of the Tender Shoots Garden Club Network. Details of how to join these meetings were sent out via email and the speaker factsheets for the earlier talks can be downloaded via Tender Shoots Factsheets . Zoom meetings will continue to be available for any members who are unable to attend the face-to-face meetings (and for those who wish to take advantage of the extra talks as well as the group meetings!). The start times shown allow you to join our own chat room beforehand and the presentations begin 15 minutes later.
Oct 20th Weds 2.45pm – Joe Tierney – ‘Life and Gardens of Capability Brown’
Nov 11th Thurs 7.15pm – Doug Stewart – ‘Winter Thrillers’
Dec 8th Weds 7.15pm – Inter club Christmas quiz.
If you prefer not to use Zoom the talks are live-streamed on the Tender Shoots YouTube channel starting 15 minutes later than the times shown above. Several of the talks are also available on that channel for a month or so afterwards. The advantage of YouTube is you can start the talk from the beginning if you arrive late, pause, rewind & skip any bits. Anybody who has a Smart TV with YouTube app can watch the meetings on that, plus if you have a slow internet connection, YouTube can work better than Zoom.