Meetings & Events

JULY ON-LINE MEETING

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 19:30

Dear Garden Club Members,

It probably wont come as a surprise that due to the current  Covid restrictions we have cancelled our meeting at the Town Hall on 21 July. However, we will continue with our on-line meetings.

Our next on-line club meeting is on 21 July and a WebEx invite will be sent out shortly.



Some really good news we are being joined by Zoe Smith, Urban Peregrine Project Officer of the Hawk and Owl Trust Sculthorpe Moor. Zoe will give an update from the 2020 Norwich Peregrine Project (which I believe has been very successful) and Sculthopre Moor Nature Reserve.

Our meeting will start at 7.30pm with Zoe giving her talk at 7.45pm, followed by questions and then opening up to all members as detailed below

I, for one, am really looking forward to this and if you haven't joined us before for an on-line meeting I would urge you to do so this time.

The Committee have decided not to have a member presentation this time (unless someone really, really wants to give one), but  we will open it up to all members to:-

'Show and Tell' (anything or plants of the moment that they are proud of),

'Plant Identification' (we all have plants that we don't know the name of, either we have thrown away the label or they have just popped up and we can't find them on the net - but I am sure that someone in the club will probably know exactly what they are)

'Questions Regarding any Gardening Problems'.

If you could please send any photos to me in advance, as I will then, during the meeting, share with the group when you are ready to talk, therefore eliminating the need for you to learn how to bring up the photo or photos yourself.

In addition, I will also try and arrange for an external speaker Au Fait with WebEx to give a presentation for say 20 minutes. If successful I will let you know the details.

I look forward to receiving your photos and 'seeing you' on 21 July.

Jeff Johnson

Location:

ON-LINE

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

JULY MEETING CANCELLED

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 19:45

 

MEETING CANCELLED

Ellen Mary

‘Plants and Nature for Wellbeing’

Ellen has been listed in the Top 5 Women Influencers in Horticulture by Grow Your Own Magazine! She has appeared on many TV programmes and is the Horticultural Co-Ordinator for the Royal Norfolk Show. The wellbeing talk will explore the history of social and therapeutic horticulture and how plants and nature overall help our physical and mental health wellbeing.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

Summer Show 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 19:30

Summer Show and Social Evening

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 19:45

Mrs Robin McDonald

‘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

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