Past Meetings & Events

JULY MEETING

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 19:45

Liz Barnard

Garden Designer

Dry Gardens

We all have dry areas in our garden and this talk will provide expert advice on how to transform them.

Summer Outing to Green Island nr Ardleigh, Essex via Place for Plants, East Bergholt

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 09:15

Meet at Reepham carpark for coach which will leave at 9.15am and travel to Green Island via Place for Plants, East Bergholt Garden.

Should be arrive around 11am at Place for Plants, East Bergholt, Suffolk, As it is Suffolk Day, we get free access to the arboretum which normally costs £7.00, there are 20 acres, there is a cafe and toilets , and a nursery. Fod is mostly light but we can have tea at Green Island later too. We expect to leave Place for Plants at around 1.00 pm,  getting to Green Island around 1.30pm. You may wish to take a picnic as formal lunches won’t be available at Green Island. 

Price £19ph.

JUNE MEETING

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 19:45

Bryan Thurlow

Has a background in professional theatre and a passion for plants.

The Perennial Mr.Potter

An evocative performance piece of a Suffolk gardener born in 1900, who spent all his working life as a full time gardener in a large Suffolk garden (some plants will be for sale).

MAY MEETING

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 19:45

CANCELLED

Tom Barwick

Salle Estate Head Gardener

A talk on the Gardens at Salle

The gardens at Salle, whilst on our doorstep, are not normally open to the public, so this talk should give us a peek behind the garden gates.

REPLACEMENT SPEAKER

Graeme Simmonds

Metal detectorist

History Beneath Your Feet

Not so much a talk, but a bit of banter looking at things (gardening objects) from the past in a new way. We will look at and handle recovered objects to discuss. If you have dug up an item of interest or can’t identify it bring it along.

ANNUAL PLANT SALE.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 08:30

Our Annual General Plant Sale

 As always, to be held at Reepham Market Place. Plants of all shapes and sizes donated by our members for sale to the general public. Come along and snap up a bargain. Open from 8.30 until sold out. Snooze and you may lose!!!!

Spring Outing - Lunch at The Butchers Arms then visit to East Ruston Old Vicarage

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:00

Meet at 12.00 for lunch at the Butchers Arms Easton Ruston and then onto the famous Old Vicrage Gardens of Alan Gray and Graham Robeson

APRIL MEETING

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 19:30

AGM at 7.30 followed by:

Simon Harrop

Natural Surroundings, Bayfield, Holt.

British Wild Orchids: Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves

This talk will give us a fascinating in-sight into these, sometimes alusive, wild plants.

Reepham Primary School Wildlife Garden

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:30

Kate Whitehead is starting an after school wildlife club at Reepham primary school after Easter. There is a beautiful wildlife garden but it needs a little bit of TLC to maximise its value to the school's children and to local wildlife. She is an ecologist and knows the basis for a wildlife friendly garden, but she is by no means a gardening expert. 

She is planning to run a work party on Saturday 14th April and was hoping some of our members might be interested in being involved, either providing her with some planting advice in advance, practical help on the day, or by helping her out by providing cuttings of suitable plants as the year progresses. 

 Kate is also on the look out for building materials, old drainpipes, pallets etc that they can build bug hotels and similar from.

MARCH MEETING

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 19:45

Andy Brazil

Norfolk County Recorder of Butterflies

Norfolk Butterflies and How As Gardeners We Can Help Them

FEBRUARY MEETING

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 19:45

Bob Coutts

Professional gardener of over forty years and an old favourite of ours!

Pruning

A demonstration on this, sometimes confusing, but important aspect for gardeners.

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