Past Meetings & Events
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).
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.
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.
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!!!!
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
AGM at 7.30 followed by:
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.
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.
Norfolk County Recorder of Butterflies
Norfolk Butterflies and How As Gardeners We Can Help Them
Professional gardener of over forty years and an old favourite of ours!
A demonstration on this, sometimes confusing, but important aspect for gardeners.
Norfolk based expert Primrose plant breeder
An insight into these wonderful and varied plants at a time of year when they are just coming into their own. Howard will also be bringing some of his plants to sell.
It’s Christmas Party Time, starts at 7pm.
Plus a very light-hearted talk on the history of Christmas by Simon Partridge of the How Hill Trust (NOT TO BE MISSED!)