Past Meetings & Events
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.
Natural Surroundings, Bayfield, Holt
‘British Alpine Plants’
This talk will give us a fascinating in-sight into these wild plants
Autumn Bag Sale
Please bring surplus plants in one or more bags to be sold at £1 per bag
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
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
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
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 email@example.com or 01362 680066. MEMBERS & GUESTS of MEMBERS ONLY. Payment is at the entrance.
How to find them:-
West Barsham Hall
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.
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:-
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.
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
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.
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.
‘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.
'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.
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.