Past Meetings & Events

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.

JANUARY MEETING

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 19:45

Howard Lupton

Norfolk based expert Primrose plant breeder

Primroses

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.

DECEMBER MEETING & CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 19:00

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!)

November Meeting

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 19:45

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.

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