Meetings & Events

SEPTEMBER MEETING

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 19:30

Ian Bedford 

‘Bugs on the Move’

Ian is a retired Research Entomologist and Consultant who can also be heard on BBC Radio Norfolk and his talk will cover how insects and other invertebrates use a range of different signals to find mates, food and habitats. What are these signals? Is climate change affecting bugs?

This talk is a collaboration between RALGA and Reepham Gardening Club, as such RALGA members are very welcome to attend the meeting, just paying the normal £1 members fee at the door (includes tea/coffee and cake!)

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

OCTOBER MEETING

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 19:30

Johnny Walkers

‘Every Show has a Story’

Johnny worked at Taylors Bulbs for more than 25 years and is known to have the ‘Midas Touch’ for his huge haul of awards at both Chelsea and Harrogate flower shows, where he racked up 23 consecutive Chelsea Gold Awards and numerous Premier Awards at the Harrogate Flower Show. Back by popular demand after his talk last year Johnny will be covering some of the traumas, he has experienced in 30+ years of showing and explains how they produce daffodils in order to put on a Gold Medal winning exhibit at the end of May!

Johnny will also be brining bulbs to sell!

Also:-

Autumn Bag Sale

Please bring surplus plants in one or more bags to be sold at 50p per bag.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

NOVEMBER MEETING

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 19:30

Erica Vaccari

'Bressingham Gardens Through the Seasons'

Erica is a garden writer and photographer, published mainly in Italy and Slovenia. She is also the head of a small bespoke Garden and Wildflower tour agency. She came to Bressingham in 2020 as a volunteer gardener and ended up joining the Bloom family. Today she is the author for the Bressingham Gardens website, manager of the online shop, coordinator of the Volunteer Programme, coordinator of Bressingham residential Garden trips, guided visits and workshops.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

DECEMBER MEETING

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 19:00

IT'S CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME!!!

 

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

JANUARY MEETING

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 19:30

Chris Bell

‘Climate Change’

Chris is weather forecaster, UEA lecturer and BBC Look East Weather Presenter. This will be a talk given by an expert on this present very topical subject. The talk will also touch on forecasting, with plenty of local photographs as illustration.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

FEBRUARY MEETING

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 19:30

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

MARCH MEETING

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 19:30

Jim Payne

‘The Secret Life of Plants?’

Jim is the owner of Walnut Tree Garden Nursery and his talk 'The Secret Life of Plants’ explores some of the latest and most remarkable discoveries about the inner workings of plants. How do plants tell the time?  How and why do plants communicate with one another?  Did you know that some plants can generate enough heat to melt snow, whilst others nourish their young?  These and other extraordinary stories from the secret life of plants makes for a fascinating talk that will enhance your enjoyment of the plants in your garden and in the countryside about us.

Plants will also be on sale!

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

APRIL MEETING

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 19:30

Simon Partridge

‘The How Hill Trust and Gardens’

Simon is the Director of How Hill Trust, Ludham. He gave us an excellent talk in 2017 on this ‘Environmental Study Centre for the Broads’, including its fantastic gardens. He will now bring us up to date as to what has been happening at How Hill during the last 5 years.

 

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 08:30

Annual Plant Sale

Reepham Market Place

From 8.30 until sold out.

Location:

Reepham Market Place

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

MAY MEETING

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - 19:30

Fritha Waters

‘Feature Flowerbeds and a Lot More!’

Fritha is a Reepham based garden maintainer and designer. This local gardener only set up her business 4 years ago aiming to enhance the feel-good factor of gardens and bring life to tired spaces without the cost of a complete redesign. Her Feature Flower Beds are a set of garden concepts that have a theme and a general design template, but which can be adapted and adjusted to suit many different garden sizes, shapes and types.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk