Past Meetings & Events
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!)
Dr Barbara Somerville
Tour Director of Flora Garden Tours
Against All Odds. The Story of a Norfolk Garden
Barbara will talk about the creation of her West Norfolk garden out of a wilderness, which is the subject of her recent book.
From Radio Norfolk’s Saturday Garden Club
Plants of the Moment
Expert advice on which plants look good at this time of year.
Also: Autumn Bag Sale Please bring surplus plants in one or more bags to be sold at 50p per bag.
A members request:- I used to have many flower pots, but since my garden has become so full I
have learnt not to buy new plants I have had no need of pots. But now I have no pots to put
new finds in the garden, or cuttings etc. etc. in for the annual plant sale.
Has anyone a glut they want rid of? Tina
Owner and Director of Modern Mint Garden Design
What Do I Do With This Space?
The talk takes in gardens and ideas from all over the world, including Finland, Japan, Uruguay and the Serengeti.