Programme 2024

Programme 2018

Our 2024 programme is listed below and the meetings are all on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month in the Village Hall. The presentations start at 7.30pm so members generally arrive about 7.15. We’re trying a different format for the Trudi Brearley Challenge Trophy this year as the vagaries of the weather affected some of the entries in 2023. Our Garden & Home Produce Show is reinstated as an annual fixture and our Open Gardens Weekend is taking a rest as it’s biennial. Details of coach trips will follow. 

Meetings including refreshments are free to members, with raffle tickets available to purchase. All visitors are very welcome for £4 which includes refreshments and raffle ticket. The list below shows the name of our speaker followed by their subject, covering a wide range of topics across the year:

9th January

Speaker: Mark Smith – Successful Clematis Growing (techniques and myths)
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

13th February

Speaker: Diane Clement – The dark months; not just snowdrops!
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

12th March

Speaker: Howard Drury – Bulbs for year-round colour in the home and garden
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

9th April

Speaker: Samantha Hopes – Roscoea (a hardy member of the ginger family) with practical demonstration
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

14th May

AGM further details to follow
No competition

11th June

Speaker: Ken Whittaker – Friend or foe? creepy crawlies…
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

9th July

Speaker: Robert Barlow – Hostas: more versatile than you think
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

13th August

Speaker: Jane Rock – Bats
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

31ST AUGUST – GARDEN AND HOME PRODUCE SHOW

10th September

Speaker: Philip Aubury – Keep them in shape (practical demonstration of pruning – how. when and why)
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

8th October

Speaker: Matthew Nicholls – Building an apple orchard (growing and juicing apples)
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

12th November

Speaker: Gerald Ingram, Planters Nursery Tamworth – Gifts for gardeners
Competition: A single seasonal stem, home-grown

10th December

Christmas Social Evening with food and live entertainment

No competition