Past Meetings & Events

OCTOBER MEETING

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 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.

SEPTEMBER MEETING

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 19:45



Simon Harrop

Natural Surroundings, Bayfield, Holt

‘British Alpine Plants’

This talk will give us a fascinating in-sight into these wild plants

Also:

Autumn Bag Sale

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

 

Summer Show 2021 CANCELLED

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 19:30

Summer Show and Social Evening CANCELLED

A lighthearted, slightly competitive evening with something for everyone.

REEPHAM AND DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB

SCHEDULE FOR THE SUMMER SHOW AND SOCIAL EVENING

TUESDAY 17th AUGUST 2021

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE HOME GROWN

FOLIAGE AND FLOWERS

F1 A selection of grasses - should be loose or hand tied in a vase

F2 Flower arrangement in an unusual/novelty container

F3 A vase of ten flower stems – may be same species or mixed

F4 Indoor Plant

F5 Single Specimen Flower  of your choice

VEGETABLES

V1 Tomatoes – 5 same variety   )

V2 Tomatoes – Mixed, 3 varieties(one of each)        )

V3 French Beans – 5 same variety   ) V1-V8 to be presented on a plate

V4 Runner Beans - 5 same variety   )

V5 Potatoes - 3 same variety   )

V6 Selection of any three vegetables(one of each) )

V7 Soft fruit – single variety or mixed(not stoned)  ) 

V8 Other fruit - single variety or mixed  )

V9 Best cucumber

V10 Onions

WILDCARD

W1 Anything at all -  could be embroidery, craft work, knitting, collage, plant, photograph, miniature garden, card, painting or even a novelty shaped vegetable

 

Show entries should be brought to the Town Hall between  7.15 - 7.30  pm

Plates and vases will be available

Members will pay their normal entrance fee of £1

 

Outing to West Barsham Hall

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 14:00



This post is to confirm our visit to West Barsham Hall on 20 July from 2.00.

West Barsham Hall, is set in approx. 10-acres and includes a large garden with lake, mature yew hedging and sunken garden originally laid out by Gertrude Jekyll, plus a swimming pool garden, shrub borders, kitchen garden with herbaceous borders, fruit cage, cutting garden and bog garden (phew!)

You will need to make your own way there, but it will be worth it for this group private visit to gardens which do open under the National Garden Scheme, but are opening especially for us.

Admission is £9.00 each including tea/coffee and homemade cake (yummy).

To enable us to advise the owners of the Lodge of numbers, could you please confirm by the 13th July whether you intend to join us by contacting Jeff Johnson at jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk or 01362 680066. MEMBERS & GUESTS of MEMBERS ONLY. Payment is at the entrance.

How to find them:-

West Barsham Hall

Fakenham

Norfolk

NR21 9NP

3miles North of Fakenham.

From Fakenham take A148 to Cromer then Left onto B1105 to Wells (or coming from Morrisons roundabout left onto A148 and then right onto B1105 to Wells). After ½mile Left again to Wells. After 1½miles Right to The Barshams & West Barsham Hall.

PS Don't forget our Blickling Lodge  visit on 22 June (not long to go now) and please let me know if you are planning to go.

Outing to Blickling Lodge

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 14:30

This is confirmation of a club garden visit to Blickling Lodge on 22 June at 2.30pm.

Blickling Lodge is a Georgian house (not open) set in 17 acres of parkland including cricket pitch, mixed border, walled kitchen garden, yew garden, woodland/water garden.

You will need to make your own way there, but it will be worth it for this group private visit to gardens which do open under the National Garden Scheme, but are opening especially for us. It will also be a great opportunity to catch up and meet face to face for a chat rather than talking via Zoom!

Admission is £5.00 each, but unfortunately at the moment they are not offering refreshments, but you can bring your own and there are plenty of benches in the grounds to rest your weary legs.

To enable me to advise the owners of the Lodge of numbers, could you please confirm by the 15th June whether you intend to join us. Payment is at the entrance.

How to find them:-

Blickling Lodge

Blickling

Norwich

Norfolk

NR11 6PS

½m N of Aylsham.

Leave Aylsham on Old Cromer Road towards Ingworth. Over hump back bridge & house is on the right.

All the very best.

Jeff

PS there will be more to follow with another Garden visit booked for 20 July and speakers line up from September onwards, dependant on the Town Hall reopening

 

PLANT SALES

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 09:30

PLANT SALES

Rather than one large sale this year, due to ongoing COVID restrictions we will have a small table twice a week EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY (Weather Permitting!) STARTING ON SATURDAY 22 MAY 9:30 TO 11 a.m. for the next 2-3 weeks in REEPHAM MARKET PLACE - SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES WILL APPLY

If you have any spare plants to donate please bring them along to the stall before 9.30.

Thank You

MAY ON-LINE MEETING

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 19:30

Hawk Honey

Of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust

‘Wasps, Malicious or Misunderstood’

A follow up to Hawk’s very informative 2019 talk ‘Bees in Your Garden’. We all know a wasp when we see one, or do we? Much maligned throughout the summer months, yet what do we really know about wasps? Come along and find out more about these wonderful insects and judge for yourselves whether they are malicious or misunderstood.

 

APRIL ON-LINE MEETING

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 19:30



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.

 

MARCH ON-LINE MEETING

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 19:30

NANCY STEVENS

'Delightful, Delovely, Deranged'

Back by popluar demand, all the way from Scotland, Nancy will give a talk with wonderful photos of strange horticultural delights. From the Superbloom of the Atacama and the Flying Duck Orchid of Australia to the 'Apple of Death' (yes really) of Central America, the Red Spider Lily of Japan and all points in between.

 

FEBRUARY ON-LINE MEETING

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 19:30

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.

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